Did You Know… …that there once was a cinema in Buntong? Don’t believe me, then take a good look at the picture below 😉 Does this bring back any memories? Can anyone guess the year this was taken? I do wonder what’s become of this place… Related posts: Where Did the Cinema Go? Have You Ever…. ‘Lights, Camera, Action’! Cinema Seats! By felicia|2013-09-25T16:24:52+08:00September 25th, 2013|Categories: childhood, Identify Photographs, Memories, movies|Tags: buntong, Glory Cinema|12 Comments Share This Story, Choose Your Platform! FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditWhatsappGoogle+TumblrPinterestVkEmail Related Posts Then & Now – Movie Posters Gallery Then & Now – Movie Posters Then & Now – Movie Tickets Gallery Then & Now – Movie Tickets ‘Reel’ life Gallery ‘Reel’ life “The Greatest Show on Earth” Gallery “The Greatest Show on Earth” Sports Idol Gallery Sports Idol 12 Comments sk September 25, 2013 at 5:56 pm - Reply Nope, Havent heard of it as I hardly venture into Buntong. Heard there were other cinemas in the New Villages in Kampong Simee, Menglembu, Pasir Pinji, Bercham, Ampang, Gunung Rapat & etc. Buntong is famous for its Kachang Puteh & Banana Leaf stalls There were lesser known ones in town – Hoover & Oriental in Jubilee park. Other care to fill in ? Blame it on diminishing Grey matters. dennis chua May 5, 2015 at 11:32 am - Reply Close to 30 cinemas in ipoh city council territory. There were small ones in g rapat, ampang, t rambutan, chemor, jelapang, bercham and lahat. Mayfair in pasir pinji, hoover in treacher street, the eu tong sen cinema in leech street which is now plan b, sun in brewster road, odeon in brewster road, grand, broadway and oriental in jubilee park, ruby, capitol and rex in anderson road, star and majestic in chamberlain road, movie land in jalan laksamana (perak emporium), lido and cathay in cockman street, mandarin and nanyang in menglembu (near police station), glory in buntong, silver star kg simee and golden star ipoh garden south. felicia May 5, 2015 at 3:04 pm - Reply Hi Dennis, thanks for naming those cinemas. However, I think you meant Yau Tet Shin’s theatre, not Eu Ting Sen in your recent post. The following extract is from our database: “In 1908 Tet Shin, after obtaining a piece of land from the Datoh Panglima Kinta Muhammad Yusuff to build a theatre on Leech Street in 1891…….Yau Tet Shin worked closely with the other Chinese leaders, but particularly closely with Leong Fee with whom he erected a new, brick-built, Chinese Theatre on Panglima and Leech Streets in 1906, replacing his first wooden theatre of 1891. They also jointly founded the Chinese Hotel on Belfield Street…” [more can be found here http://db.ipohworld.org/view/id/1338 ] N Subramanian November 27, 2015 at 2:38 am - Reply My name is Subramanian.My father was working with Lipton overseas ltd We were residing at Sungai pari road during early 50s and late 50s We have to take aleft hand turn as we proceed from Buntong to down town Tamil movies wee screened aftter Sun cinema dicontinued showin It is un writen law that every evening of Tamil festivals (Deepavali,Pongal called Thamizh thirunal) a visit for seeing Tamil movie is a must As the fate happens theaters screening cinimas were not surviving and closed for good. I was 10 year age and glorytheater is impresed stronly in my mind Subramanian firstname.lastname@example.org T.M.Ng September 25, 2013 at 8:37 pm - Reply The Glory cinema is along the main road to the market just before the slope. It was also a place where gangsters used to fight. It does bring back memories as I cycle from Conolly Road to Buntong to visit friends. hwUS September 25, 2013 at 8:46 pm - Reply Yup. Used to cycle from Falim with a friend for the cheap Sunday matinee. That was where I saw the movie “The Snows of Kilimanjaro.” Sure brings back memories of old. antiquelad September 27, 2013 at 7:36 pm - Reply yes remember this cinema , but it was later renovated to a bigger place , anyway in those as mentioned alot of rivalry btw terrority gangsters and fights wud take place at this cinema , those were the genuine gangsters ..i was in my early days when this place closed down AHLAI September 27, 2013 at 8:26 pm - Reply I grew up in Buntong New Village during the 50s. This cinema (non-airconditioned) was the only source of entertainment for the villagers. Mostly black and white movies from Hong Kong. Occasionally there were English movies. First class ticket holders (0.65 cts) used the right entrance and the left entrance second class ticket holders (0.40 cts) Whenever there was a movie of ‘Wong Fei Hong’ it was box-office. Mou October 18, 2013 at 2:19 pm - Reply yeah…in buntong when i was little…luckily a lot of places were still intact when i was small and i had fond memories of the place….back then my grandpa would take me along for a ride in his morris minor (i think) to buntong to collect instalments from the villagers who bought his Singer sewing machines….does anyone know the Singer shop in old town? near the indian street, on Jalan Timah, he worked there. felicia October 18, 2013 at 4:23 pm - Reply Hi Mou. where in Jalan Timah was this shop? do you have pictures of it? if you do, pls share them with us and we’ll post them on the blog! (scan at 600dpi, if possible) NCK June 3, 2017 at 5:10 pm - Reply The movie depicted on the billboard was the 1979 hit Your Smiling Face. This romance gave instant stardom to actress Sibelle Hu (or Hu Huizhong, 21 then, on her first shot at acting), and songstress Chyi Yu (22 then). Ipoh Remembered June 4, 2017 at 4:05 am - Reply felicia: Did You Know … that there once was a cinema in Buntong? Does this bring back any memories? It was built in the “New Village” in late 1952. I remember that because the next year there was an election, and the owner, rather a progressive gentleman named Mr. Tang, allowed the use of his new theatre for counting votes. Among the candidates elected was a Ms. Wong, Perak’s first female local councillor. I remember that Ms. Wong’s husband was a driver for the Turf Club but I’m sorry not to remember her full name. Despite being totally illiterate, she was revealed to be a natural leader and set, I can only hope, a shining example for other girls and women to follow. Leave A Comment Cancel reply Comment Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. 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