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Photograph of Cathay Cinema and Hotel by day, Singapore, 1954
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Photographic print, black & white, Cathay Cinema and Hotel by day, Singapore, June 1954

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Photographic print, black & white, Cathay Cinema and Hotel by day, Singapore, June 1954

The cinema features signage for the film being shown, the MGM film "Knights of the Round Table" released in 1954. The 17-storey art-deco Cathay Building was completed in October 1939 and was, at time, the tallest building in South-East Asia. It featured a 1,300-seat cinema and a hotel tower block. The building closed in 2000 for redevelopment. R.J. Lucas was in Singapore for the demonstration of Perspecta Stereophonic Sound at the Cathay Cinema. He stayed at the Cathay Hotel.
Photographed: Singapore; 1954
2007/191/1-1/61
Production date
1954

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Bob Lucas Archive Collection

This object record is currently incomplete. The information available may date back as far as 125 years. Other information may exist in a non-digital form. The Museum continues to update and add new research to collection records.
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+ Cathay Cinema, Singapore
+ Cinemas
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