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Rex Panorama No.29 (Set 2) - The Capitol Theatre, Ipoh - A Brief History
This Panoramic photograph by Rex Photo Studio, shows The Capitol Theatre one of the 8 Shaw Brothers Cinemas in Ipoh after the Second World War. These were the above Capitol Theatre, the Lido Theatre, Sun Cinema, Eu Tong Sen Hall, Rex Theatre, Isis Theatre, and both the Grand Theatre and Broadway Theatre in Jubilee Park.
A comparatively small cinema, it was situated right in the middle of town and showed mainly Chinese films. Outside the cinema in this photograph are two large and one small hawkers stall, some bicycles and just along the street, several cars are parked.
During the Japanese Occupation the cinema was renamed Kyoto Gekijo and showed films approved by the Japanese authorities, mainly documentaries and propaganda.
On the opposite side of Anderson Road is the Palatial Café, famous for its Chicken Rice, Kan Seng Restaurant, bicycles, hawkers stalls, trishaws and cars. Further down the road is a Hair Salon and a Tailor. In the centre of the street is the old warning traffic sign of a triangle within a circle.
To read more about the Lido Theatre click here.
To read more about the Rex Theatre click here.
To read more about the Isis Theatre click here.
To read more about Jubilee Park click here.
To go back to the first panorama of Set 2, click here.
To go to the first panorama of the first set, click here.
To go to Set 3 of the panoramas, click here.