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    A phoenix rising

    Life, Tatat Bunnag, Published on 02/08/2019

    » When the Lido Theatre announced it was closing in May 2018 after over 50 years in operation as one of Bangkok's legendary three Apex's classic stand-alone cinemas long known for its unique programming of non-Hollywood titles and old-fashioned architectural style, a thousand fans congregated to bid a final farewell.

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    Rhapsody in black and white

    Life, Kong Rithdee, Published on 13/12/2018

    » This is plain simple: Roma must be seen on the big screen.

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    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.

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    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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    Chula asks us Lido-lovers to feel the pain

    News, Kong Rithdee, Published on 24/03/2012

    » Alarmed and despondent, readers have sent feedback to me regarding last week's column on the forthcoming demise of the Lido Theatre. For a second, I thought I had struck my Kony moment, though I'd promised I'd never end up the same way as that video-maker who was caught naked, drunk, and allegedly performing al fresco masturbation just days after his socially-conscious campaign had gone viral. Don't let the urge to save the world short-circuit your head, that's the lowdown.

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