The Scala theater is currently Bangkok's oldest single-screen cinema.
The theater has around 900 seats.
During year 2012, there was a news
that Chulalongkorn University shall spend a huge amount of money to develop a new shopping mall
on the plot that now houses Scala Theatre in Siam Square.
In year 2012 Chulalongkorn University
assured that there was no immediate plan to demolish the Scala theater.
The Scala theater got an award for architectural preservation
by the "Association of Siamese Architects". It was presented by the Thai Royal Family in
In year 2013 the Scala theater has finally also upgraded its projection
system to digital.
Latest news and rumours mentioned a closure by mid-2018.
Thai community and old theaters lovers are raising awareness about Scala theater as there are already too
many malls in Bangkok but only a last theater like The Scala!
Let's hope the Scala theater will remain in Siam Square as pressure is high
to open more and more malls generating expensive rents.
Due to Covid-19 outbreak in year 2020, The Scala theater
had to close in March 2020 due to avoid germ spread. Finally in June 2020, The Scala theater announced it would
stop movie showing operation due to high financial losses. It is unclear if another company would take over.