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08.02.2009 | 戲院進化

仲記唔記得自己細個嘅時候, 啲戲院係點樣架?? 頭先同位朋友講返起, 佢話一定要我今日blog一blog佢, 唔係嘅話佢會嬲喎, 哈哈!! 好啦好啦, 見係你咋.. 大家有冇咩想補充咁啊?? :p
  • 以前啲戲院係自己一個獨立建築物, 唔似而家通通都係商場裡邊..
  • 以前啲戲院會分上下兩層, 下層係普通座, 上層係特別座, 所以熒幕會大好多..
  • 以前一間戲院同一時期只會上映一齣戲, 唔似得而家咁有得你選擇..
  • 以前啲戲院一日限定四場戲(下晝一點同三點, 夜晚七點同九點), 唔似得而家咁一定要先check定個時間..
  • 廿幾年前啲戲飛應該係少於而家嘅五份一, 最前幾排仲會係平啲添架喎..
  • 以前啲院線係冇自己嘅食品部, 所以食物全部任由觀眾自己外帶, 無任歡迎..
  • 而家睇戲不外乎爆谷/汽水/薯片/熱狗, 同以前啲瓜子/蝦片/栗子/生果/魚旦/漢堡包/甘蔗/蕃薯(等等等等)相比, 實在係小巫見大巫..
  • 以前戲院坐嘅係可折式木板凳, 邊有而家啲梳化咁舒服啊..
do you still remember the cinemas during your childhood?? was talking about this with a friend just now, and he wanted me to blog about this topic today else he wanted to get angry, hahaha!! okay okay, i'll just do it this time for him then.. anything that i have missed out that you wanted to add on?? :p
  • unlike the cineplexes that are all inside shopping malls now, the cinemas back then were all setup in their own building..
  • the cinemas back then have bigger screen, to cater for the two storeys of seats, lower storey for normal fees and the upper storey for special fees..
  • the cinemas back then show only one movie at a time and almost nationwide, unlike the cineplexes now giving you choices that is up to your own preference..
  • unlike the need to check the showtime in cineplexes now, the cinemas back then had fixed schedules for only 4 shows daily (1pm, 3pm, 7pm and 9pm)..
  • more than 20 years ago, the ticket for a movie is less than one fifth you need to pay now, and the front rows were even selling at cheaper rates..
  • the cinemas back then does not have their own food and beverage counters, patrons were allowed to bring in any kind of food they like from outside, no restrictions at all..
  • you are having limited choices of popcorn/softdrinks/hotdogs/chips in cinemas now, this is just so "deprived" from the wide range of kuaci/prawn crackers/chestnuts/fruits/fishballs/burgers/sugarcane/sweet potatoes (and many many more) that we could get in the good old days..
  • the cinemas only provide foldable wooden chairs in those good old days, never as comfortable as the sofas we have now in the cineplexes..
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20 comments:

  1. Sometimes u do see rats running around, got smoke smell, urine smell. I remember my last movie on those cinema was "Chung Hin Sum Lum" Faye Wong acted one. Still remember my dad likes to eat hacks during the show and bring peanuts and kuaci in..... for me i like KFC, McDonald..... yummy....

    Any1 got more interesting thing?

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  2. how come u know so much about the old cinemas? 劲!!

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  3. I still remember ... my dad usually bought the upper deck seat ... but i don't see any different :p

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  4. I hated all the cinemas in those early years! Smoking was allowed and many had no air con. I often stepped on bubble gums and rojak wastes strewn on the floor. I lost count on the number of times cockroaches flew onto me plus rats running over my legs. One day I watched Sam Hui's "Aces Go Places" and halfway I sat on the floor. My seat was suddenly broken and everyone around LAUGHED THEIR ASSES OFF AT ME! chibaiii! so malu ! ha ha ha! I swear all the bullshits are true.

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  5. just like in the movies!! :P

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  6. omg...you found the old Cathay pic! haha, very nostalgic...cause i grew behind there! hahaha....quite some time liao, that Cathay was demolish...sigh...

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  7. Cathay Ipoh one still around but no longer cinema, become restaurant already. Yah forgotten, bubble gum is one of the thing i hated most... sometimes on the chair too... stick on your pants.... yucks...

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  8. Haha, the poor me only been few times to those old day cinemas. No $$ during schooling. It was smelly, dirty and warm. Luckily I've never seen any cockroaches or rats around, or else those people would seen an extra show...running chicken!!! If not mistaken, the last movie was "Leong Juk".

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  9. I missed the pop-corn sold in front of Sungai Wang President Cinema. TGV GSC can't never match, not even with the 'new' caramel popcorn!

    Well, last time we took bus to cinema. Nowadays most people drive and have to be at the mall real early to make sure you can get a parking lot in time.

    All in all i guess we used to appreciate more before as it is a luxury. You can get a DVD to catch up the part where you dozed off.

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  10. 影响中,我以前家乡的戏院很大,好像可以做千多人(至少百多人吧)。而且时常人潮汹涌呢。

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  11. JY:
    hmmm, that is very bad already to have rats running around.. the most i would expect are cockroaches only, haha!! wow, KFC huh?? can't imagine as it's not so convenient having fried chicken in the dark woh.. i remember i had ramlee burger only, hehe :p

    Pooi Tyng:
    huh?? those are just very common facts about the old cinemas, nothing to be surprised at right?? :)

    TZ:
    wah, you are from rich family, you watched from the upper deck!! i never have chance to watch from the upper deck actually..

    Twilight Zone:
    OMG, you really are hilarious!! how could you break that seat?? you were immitating sam hui in the movie is it?? i really cannot imagine that!! and i bet everyone must be watching at you instead of the movie already!! hahahaha.. aiyo-yo yende bulana, that is just so malu i would say.. and did the cinema authority asked you to pay for the chair?? hahaha :p

    Medie007:
    yeah, when you flashback those scene, it's just like watching a nostalgic movie.. :)

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  12. Nkw@i:
    oh really you stay in jalan alor?? i think this cathay cinema suffered till quite the last minute, the building was still there for some other business after the cinema, but i think it's demolished and turned into a car park already now??

    BB:
    yeah, i think i kena the bubble gum once, could not get rid of that, so angry for that!! and also remember walking on the sticky cement floor, the shoe sole would even make sound, kind of interesting..

    K|E|E|N|Y|E|E:
    yeah i bet running chicken is more interesting than rats huh?? haha.. wow, you still remember what movie you watched huh?? i cannot remember anymore, but i remember will go watch movie during CNY with classmates, those time were always stephen chow and jackie chan world.. :p

    Chloe:
    i gotta agree being able to go to the cinema was kind of a luxury activity during those good old days, and not to mention the ability to top up the session with popcorn and softdrinks.. but looks like going for a movie is already a very common leisure for people nowadays, see students everywhere queueing up for movie tickets in the cinema?? this is how the society evolved, being richer, haha :p

    Chin Weng 茶先生:
    應該不是印象中, 我覺得是一個事實, 以前的戲院可以去到幾百個座位, 都可以場場飽滿, 而且一齣戲上映整個月都還是高朋滿座的.. 現在就不見這種現象了, 多的DVD吧?? :p

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  13. yeah, it turn to car park already...sigh...nop, the road next to jalan alor there...there a U shape of flat one...i raise there XD

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  14. Nkw@i:
    i remember it was once turned into a disco, but now into a carpark, haha!! ooh, so you are staying there now?? :)

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  15. 以前做仔果時候 我好仲意去光藝同拍屏 哈哈...

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  16. yeah....before it turn to parking, it was a disco =D

    nop, not anymore after I finish my spm.... lol...

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  17. tagnan:
    哈哈, 我以前做仔嘅時候, 應該係去光藝/金河/國泰/總統/普天/聯邦/京華多囉..

    Nkw@i:
    hehe, so you have been to that disco before?? hmmm, did you actually witness that building being demolished??

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  18. not been that disco lah, that time i was very small...some more underage >_>...

    yeah, i there when they demolish....

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  19. Nkw@i:
    ooopss, sorry, uncle thot you are about the same age as me, hahaha!! wow, you purposely been there to witness the building being demolished?? how was it?? did you cry?? :)

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  20. hahahaha....no problem lah....
    not purposely lah....just too kepoh to been there lol...
    that time i remember i was small and just too curious to see a building to be demolish...and happen to be there on that time only....
    cry ah...no lah... lol

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