If you like to find out more about the history of theatres in Singapore or Asia, I would personally recommend a visit to The Cathay Gallery. It is a small gallery space located along the Orchard Road Shopping belt of Singapore.
This is one of a few small mini-museums around Singapore. And perhaps one that shares glimpse of the local film making industry. I recall a stroll into the Cathay Gallery when the building was first re-open many years back. Back then the gallery was having its in-house display of how the present day Cathay Organisation begun.
As I step into the current exhibition on display, it brings back the old flavours, mixed with the current 80th anniversary exhibition titled “Behind the Glamorous Scene”. While this special showcase highlight not about how the Cathay Organisation was started it also sheds light on its film making arm (previously under Cathay Organisation) – Motion Picture & General Investment Co. Ltd various film making styles and evolution over the past decades.
Some of the old days films are also being shown in the exhibition. It is worth a visit if you are into film history and wanting to know a bit more about historic building history – as there is some artifects and pictures about the Cathay Building in the gallery too.
Date: June 1 to Nov 30, 2016
Gallery is Open from Mon to Sat, 11am – 7pm. Closed on Sunday and Public Holidays. Admission is free.
Website | Venue: The Cathay Gallery, Level 2, The Cathay, 2 Handy Rd, Singapore 229233
Note: No photography is allowed inside the gallery.