Picture palaces: Thailand’s movie theatres, from art deco to brutalist, celebrated and mourned

Thailand’s Movie Theatres: Relics, Ruins and The Romance of Escape, by Philip Jablon, River BooksEven if Philip Jablon had kept strictly to his original premise of documenting Thailand’s purpose-built cinemas – an obsession he says first took hold in 2008 – his new photo book still would have been warmly welcomed by followers of film history.From the book’s earliest Thai temple of celluloid, Bangkok’s Prince Theatre from 1912, Jablon’s photographs in Thailand’s cinemas capture a wealth of 20th…

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