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  • LIFESTYLE

    The pastoral romance returns

    Life, Kong Rithdee, Published on 19/09/2018

    » The star-crossed lovers coo. They ride their buffaloes through a verdant field, splash mud, evade spiteful parents, and make a vow at the shrine of the banyan tree. But their romance, like all memorable romances in books and life, is doomed by the circumstances of fate, tragic and scarred, and their destiny is one of the most heartbreaking in the canon of Siamese literature and film.

  • LIFESTYLE

    Relive those Summer Nights at the Scala

    Life, Kong Rithdee, Published on 15/08/2018

    » John Travolta's ducktail hairdo set the craze and burned the path for cool delinquency, everywhere including Thailand. Grease celebrates its 40th anniversary this year, and this Sunday the film will return to the big screen at Scala. The crowd is unlikely to be young, but the spirit, the nostalgia and the scream (hopefully) will set the house alight.

  • LIFESTYLE

    Friends, life is well worth living

    Life, Published on 01/08/2018

    » When Thai soprano Sassaya Chavalit reaches the climax of her performance at the Thailand Cultural Centre on Aug 9 -- when she hits the colossal, long top B-flat at the end of Puccini's aria Un Bel Dì, Vedremo -- the audience will have been taken on a breathtaking journey of emotional highs and lows through many of opera's most memorable moments.

  • LIFESTYLE

    A date with Travis Bickle

    Life, Published on 12/07/2018

    » 'He hates New York with a Biblical fury; it gives off the stench of Hell, and its filth and smut obsess him."

  • LIFESTYLE

    Adieu, dear Lido

    Life, Published on 31/05/2018

    » Today is the last day of operations for the Lido, the quaint, old-school and beloved movie house. The final screenings tonight on Lido's three screens will be the Japanese film Tonight At the Romance Theatre, another Japanese movie Kid On The Slope and a Buster Keaton's silent film Sherlock Jr, which is part of the Silent Film Festival Thailand. All three shows have been fully booked, and it's expected that the cinema will receive thousands of fans who come to say goodbye throughout the day.

  • LIFESTYLE

    Anachronistic farewell to the Lido

    Life, Published on 24/05/2018

    » The Silent Film Festival returns to Scala and Lido starting tonight. Running until May 31, the festival will also mark the final event -- and a final screening -- at the Lido, a beloved cinema that will end its operation also on that night.

  • LIFESTYLE

    Apocalypse again

    Life, Kong Rithdee, Published on 08/05/2018

    » Colonel Kurtz is returning to Scala. Nearly 30 years after it opened in Bangkok, Apocalypse Now will be screened this Sunday at noon at Scala, as part of Thai Film Archive's World's Classic Cinema series.

  • LIFESTYLE

    Jake Bugg, unplugged

    Life, Apipar Norapoompipat, Published on 09/05/2018

    » 'Am I playing OK?" asked Jake Bugg in his thick Nottingham accent. The excited audience filled the venue with hoots of approval. "If I am, I'm going to play more than I usually do."

  • NEWS

    Last light at Lido

    Life, Kong Rithdee, Published on 04/05/2018

    » The Lido Theatre opened on June 27, 1968, a 1,000-seat movie palace in the fast-modernising neighbourhood of Pathumwan. The first title on the marquee was Guns For San Sebastian, a cowboy film starring Anthony Quinn.

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