Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Goodbye Majestic Theater

Today is a sad day for many Ipoh people. The news of demolishing Majestic Theater rapidly spread in the city through internet social network. While I saw a photo of crumbling side wall of the old cinema building, I decided to visit the site after work. Upon reaching Chamberlain Road, I am so disappointed to see more part of the building has been damaged. The tower at left is like a skeleton with skin & flesh torn away. The theater roof has collapsed and the hall is exposed  under the sun. I never knew I could be so emotion when capturing these photos, I felt tears in my eyes. Looking at the broken wall & bricks, all of us whom concern about heritage in the city would have a broken heart too. Majestic Theater was the first cinema built after World War II and now it's the first being purposely demolished to give way for new development (two other old cinemas were gone due to fire). Although it is gone, the sweet memory that Majestic Theater brought to few generations will last forever in our mind.


  1. That's really sad. The theatre have been part of our life especially in the 70s and 80s and it has to go now. The Ipoh city council show have relive the town area instead of leaving it like a ghost town at night.

  2. Yes, one of our city's historical treasure is gone. I hope this is the last case....

  3. Hi Chun Kee,

    I am sad to see this too. I hope this is the last. By the way, can I borrow your photos for my blog?

  4. Hi Ipohgal, sure you can have the photo for sharing.


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