One of my favourite blogs on Southeast Asia is entering into a new and exciting phase. The Southeast Asia Movie Theatre Project is inviting readers to contribute their own information on theatres in the region:
With the SEA Theater Project approaching its one year anniversary, a new direction is in order. As your lone English-based representative of movie theater memorialization in peninsular Southeast Asia, I feel that I’ve hogged the spot-light for long enough. It’s time to go public. From now on, anybody with photographs of stand-alone movie theaters from this part of the world can submit them for posting. It doesn’t matter whether the photos are recent or old, or if the theater is still operating, converted, abandoned or demolished altogether. We want your theater photos for the public record. The idea is to create a forum where knowledge and opinions can be exchanged through the framework of the cinema.
Full details are available here. This is a great project in the cultural history of the region.