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THAI THEATERS

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There are still a few old Thai movies standalone theaters in my home town, Nakhon Pathom.

The Odeon theater
The Odeon theater
A former theater was The Odeon - โอเดียน. The building is already demolished. It became a fruit market, which moved away. Then it was replaced by a standard market.

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The Odeon theater
The Odeon theater
Now all movies are shown in Big C mall in Nakhon Pathom. It is a multiplex with 5 screens. It offers more choice, more convenience but less atmosphere.


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The Odeon theater


This below Odeon theater is located in Malaysia but it reminds me some Thai standalone theaters having same name.

The Odeon theater
The Odeon theater
The Odeon standalone theater is located in George Town city, Penang province in Malaysia.
The Odeon theater
The Odeon theater
The Odeon theater now features mainly Bollywood movies. Sometimes it is still full house.
The Odeon theater
The Odeon theater
Such standalone theater is seldom seen nowadays as most theaters are now found in malls and are featuring multiple screens.
The Odeon theater
The Odeon theater
The Odeon theater concession counter features drinks and snacks.
The Odeon theater
The Odeon theater
The Odeon theater was closed during a few years but finally bought by local Indian owners. One of the owner has been in cinema business for 40 years.
The new owners are very friendly and show me inside the whole theater.
The Odeon theater
The Odeon theater
The Odeon theater
The Odeon theater was opened in year 1947. It is the last standalone theater in Penang.
The Odeon theater
The Odeon theater has been upgraded with latest modern cinema features such as Dolby Stereo, digital sound but not yet 3D.
The Odeon theater
The Odeon theater
The Odeon theater
As it is a standalone theater, it features only one big screen.
The Odeon theater
The main room features air conditioning now. Wooden benches have just been replaced by more comfortable seats.
The Odeon theater
The Odeon theater
The Odeon theater
There are one thousand seats available in The Odeon theater.
The Odeon theater
There is a mezzanine and a main floor seating in The Odeon theater. It costs 10 MYR downstairs and 12 MYR upstairs.
The Odeon theater
The Odeon theater
The Odeon theater
Inside the projection room, the projectors heat is evacuated outside through a maze of pipes.
The Odeon theater
The projection room features two old projectors. One is used after the other one to let them cool down.
The Odeon theater
The Odeon theater
The Odeon theater
The projectors are 60 years old. It is not possible to buy a new one but the owner can still fix them.
The Odeon theater
The owner keeps movies reels or sell them. The movies are bought by them and coming from India directly.
The Odeon theater
The Odeon theater
The Odeon theater
During a movie projection, the owner visits often the mezzanine to ensure that nobody is taking illegal videos.
The Odeon theater
The movies are mainly for the Indian local community but sometimes movies also display Malay subtitles.
The Odeon theater
The Odeon theater
The Odeon theater
One 35mm movie reel lasts around 25 minutes. Hindi movies are very long, i.e. around 2h30. So 6 or more movie reels are often used.
The Odeon theater
It is a better business to show Bollywood movies than to show American or Chinese movies as they appear on YouTube later!
The Odeon theater
The Odeon theater


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