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May 2013

Do you know your movies?

By |2013-05-20T11:40:42+08:00May 20th, 2013|Categories: childhood, Memories, movies|Tags: , |

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We’ve had posts where we’ve asked you to guess the street/event/person/ etc. This time, we’d like you to guess the movie ๐Ÿ˜‰

Yes, take a good look at the advertisement on the outside of the cinema – do YOU know this movie? If you do, don’t be shy about leaving us a comment or two. Better yet, if you’ve seen it do tell us about your favourite scene in the movie.

A special thanks going out to John McAuley – the donor of this photograph.

April 2013

Fung Lum Restaurant

By |2013-04-17T16:40:50+08:00April 17th, 2013|Categories: history, Identify Photographs, Memories|Tags: , , |


I’m sure some of you out there remember Fung Lum Restaurant. From what we were told, this restaurant once had its own building somewhere behind Lido Cinema. Could this be the building? This picture was taken off a matchbox cover, hence the poor quality……but some ‘sharp eyes’ may be able to give us some feedback ๐Ÿ™‚

July 2012

…the story continues…

By |2012-07-12T18:27:29+08:00July 11th, 2012|Categories: history, Identify Photographs, Ipoh Town, Memories|Tags: , , |

We pick up where we left off in our previous post – regarding the Lido Cinema – where we were told that the the top two pictures were in fact the Rex Cinema and NOT Lido. Today, we present to you MORE pictures of the inside of Lido. ๐Ÿ™‚ We thank Ruth Rollitt for her contribution.

This was taken by Ruth backย in 2009 (see below). It is said to be the inside of the former ticket booth.

And now – the Lido Floor Plans as requested.

November 2010

Cycling Along Cockman Street

By |2010-11-12T08:43:16+08:00November 12th, 2010|Categories: Identify Photographs, ipoh, Ipoh Town, Memories|Tags: , , |

Those were the days: when the traffic in Ipoh was rather scarce, and riding around the town on a bicycle was SAFE! Here we have some youngsters riding past the Lido Cinema.ย This Iversen building is no longer a cinema now; if I’m not mistaken it’s been turned into Florex Restaurant.

Playing in the cinema at that time (1958) was ‘Rock, Pretty Baby’. This movie starred Sal Mineo, John Saxon Shelley Fabares, Luana Patten and Edward Platt. It was a simple story about a teenager who, despite his father’s objections, formed a rock and roll band with his friends. He later tried his best to obtain bookings.

Did anyone out there watch this movie? Did the movie start a trend among the younger generation – as in starting their own band? Or, perhaps it started a fashion trend?

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