More Lido for you… We mentioned before about a Lido Cinema in Taiping. Here’s another view of the same building (which, according to Ruth Iversen Rollitt, is now a Karaoke Hall :O ). picture courtesy of: Bernie Binge, Australia No related posts. By felicia|2018-04-09T17:37:59+08:00April 9th, 2018|Categories: Identify Photographs|7 Comments Share This Story, Choose Your Platform! FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditWhatsappGoogle+TumblrPinterestVkEmail Related Posts Teen Idols? Gallery Teen Idols? Singing with emotion Gallery Singing with emotion Then & Now – Movie Posters Gallery Then & Now – Movie Posters ‘Reel’ life Gallery ‘Reel’ life Sports Idol Gallery Sports Idol 7 Comments sk April 10, 2018 at 11:49 am - Reply Dont know if its still there. Read in 2015 a new buliding will take over. Any Tapingites to clarify ? sk April 10, 2018 at 3:04 pm - Reply Yes, Lido is history. New shoplots sits on Lido . Its confirmed by a Taipinite . I was there 3 weeks ago but I wasnt very sure. I used to go there during the holidays in the 60s. It has changed considerably. Its a one way street now around the lake. felicia April 10, 2018 at 4:46 pm - Reply Thank you for the update, SK. Ruth Iversen Rollitt April 10, 2018 at 6:11 pm - Reply Another Iversen cinema bites the dust! How sad. But how lucky I was to visit it a few years ago – although I did wonder how long it would last as a karaoke hall!!!! Ipoh Remembered April 11, 2018 at 2:49 am - Reply The linked article, “Lido cinema, Taiping 1937,” says: We have here a 1937 picture of the aforementioned cinema. In another article, “Lido cinema, Taiping 1937,” the photograph and date are given again. Whereas according to the book Ruth wrote about her father’s work (pp. 76-77), the Lido was designed and built in 1938. (I suspect it was completed in either ’38 or early ’39.) Anyway, before the Lido, on the same spot stood Taiping’s old Sun Cinema, which had been built in the era of silent films and was not easily used for “talkies” — and so it had to go. And now the Lido is gone. IKA April 11, 2018 at 8:41 am - Reply So does anybody out there have a photo of Taipings Sun Cinema please? Ipoh Remembered April 11, 2018 at 10:36 pm - Reply I don’t think I ever had a photograph of the old Sun, but I can check. Meanwhile, if we think about the site, a sequence appears: first there was nothing (let’s say); and then there was picture only (the Sun); and then there was picture and sound (the Lido); and then there was sound only (the karaoke joint); and now again there’s nothing (let’s say). Leave A Comment Cancel reply Comment Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Prove that you are a human!