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— by Todd Ruiz: Sukhothai had the Ma Win Rama. In Udon Thani, it was the Vista. Suphanburians went to the Fah Siam. Across Thailand, movie palaces were the center of life for much of the 20th century, long before social media, malls or even television lured eyeballs away…

Image: The Bang Khae Rama opened in Bangkok in 1971 and was demolished in 2015, courtesy of Philip Jablon

July 11, 2019