Photograph of Cathay Cinema and Hotel by day, Singapore

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 Perspect...

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2007/191/1-1/61
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.

Production

1954

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Photograph of Cathay Cinema and Hotel by day, Singapore 2014, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 26 June 2017, <https://ma.as/379153>
{{cite web |url=https://ma.as/379153 |title=Photograph of Cathay Cinema and Hotel by day, Singapore |author=Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences |access-date=26 June 2017 |publisher=Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, Australia}}
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