Odeon from the air! from: Nick Band Yes, here’s another aerial view of Ipoh. This time, we have Brewster Road and of course the iconic Odeon Cinema. ps: Did you know that this cinema was once called “Rex Theatre” ? 🙂 Related posts: A ‘Pyramid’ in Ipoh A once popular Bar? Dressing ‘Ipoh’ Style? MORE Scenes from Brewster Road By felicia|2019-02-15T16:15:59+08:00February 15th, 2019|Categories: Identify Photographs, Ipoh Town|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 Ipoh Remembered February 15, 2019 at 5:59 pm - Reply Did you know that this cinema was once called “Rex Theatre” ? Before it opened, the Shaws were planning to call it the Lido. By the time it was ready they had changed their minds: they called it the Rex — but the name lasted only about a year, because when the Japanese took over they insisted on calling it the Ipoh Bunka Eiga Gekijo. After the war, Associated Theatres, later known as the Cathay Organisation, renovated the property and re-named it the Odeon. One of the new employees was a young woman called Ah Lan: she was hired to sell tickets. Promoted to manager by the mid-’50s, she supervised another renovation: the installation of “CinemaScope.” (Ah Lan’s grandfather was Chung Thye Phin’s oldest brother.) Ken Chan February 17, 2019 at 2:25 am - Reply Ah Lan was Mdm. Chung Kit Lan, who later became the Manager of Ruby Cinema, Ipoh. She retired in the late 70’s because of health reasons and passed on in the mid 80’s. I got to know her through work and she was one of the few woman movie cinema managers at that time. A pioneer in her field, so to speak. Her elder sister was married to the late Datuk Yeoh Cheang Lee, the former chairman of the Perak Turf Club. Ken Chan February 17, 2019 at 2:56 am - Reply Ah Lan was the late Mdm. Chung Kit Lan who later became the Manager of Ruby Cinema, Ipoh. She was one of the few woman cinema managers in those days. I got to know her through work and she was one of the pioneers in her field. She retired in the 70’s because of health reasons and passed on in the 80’s. Her elder sister was married to the late Datuk Yeoh Cheang Lee, the former chairman of the Perak Turf Club. felicia February 18, 2019 at 3:47 pm - Reply Thank you Ipoh Remembered and Ken Chan. You guys never cease to amaze us… 🙂 Ipoh Remembered February 18, 2019 at 9:10 pm - Reply Dear felicia … I’m not sure “amaze” is the right word. “Bore” may be more accurate! It turns out I’ve said all this before: https://tinyurl.com/repetititititive Ruth Iversen Rollitt March 3, 2019 at 2:22 am - Reply Great photo! Thank you! Ruth Iversen Rollitt March 1, 2019 at 10:45 pm - Reply I said this before but my comment seems to have vanished – so I ‘ll say it again. Thanks for this great photo! I’ll add it to my collection of my father’s cinemas! 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!