Historical Cinema Theatres of Singapore on Stamps 2009.

Historical Cinema Theatres of Singapore on Stamps 2009.

On 2 Mar 2009 Singapore issued a set of Five stamps on Historical Cinema Theatres . The First silent films came to Singapore in 1902.The first Public screening in Apr 1902 in a tent and first theatre opened in 1904.

Cathay– The Cinema raised its curtains on 3rd Oct 1939 becoming Singapore’s first air conditioned cinema & first skyscraper, the tallest in Southeast  Asia that time. On 24 Mar 2006 it was redeveloped together with Cathay Building and opened to public with 8 Cinema halls including The Grand Cathay ant The Picturehouse.

The Majestic – A historic building in Chinatown built in 1927 and completed  in 1928.It was known as The Majestic theatre.In Jan 2003 it was reopened but as a shopping mall and renamed “The Majestic

Capitol Building – Historic building at the junction of North Bridge road and stamford road..Completed in 1933 it operated under the name of  Kyo-Ei Gekkyo under Japanese occupation until 1944.After 1946 the Capitol was purchased by Shaw and rebuilt becoming the organisation’s flagship theatre and renamed Shaw building. Its use as a movie theatre ended with its last screening on 29 Dec 1998.

QUEENS– First opened in 1920s as Ritz theatre renamed “Nanyo Gekizyo” during Japanese occupation 1942-45. It became Queens Theatre in 1946 and ceased operations in 1983.

Rex – A Shaw brothers Cinema opened in 1946 with the inaugural screening of The Jungle Book and ceased operations in 1983 having screened its last film “Jaws 3-D”.

SING CIN THEATRES FRONT
CINEMA THEATRES OF SINGAPORE 2009
SING CIN THEATRES WUP
HISTORICAL THEATRES OF SINGAPORE
SING CIN THEATRES STAMPS
STAMPS ON HISTORICAL THATRES OF SINGAPORE 2009
SING CIN THEATRES BACK
PRESENTATION PACK HISTORICAL THATRES OF SINGAPORE 2009

 

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