Monday, September 24, 2012

如樓「寶華戲院」 Wong Toh Tiong Theatre of Julau

 this theatre: "Wong Toh Tiong Theatre" was closed down in the late 70's of the 20th century, or the beginning of the 80's, due to competition from the emerging of video tape. before the closing, the theater shown movie almost everyday. during that time, road linking from Sibu to Julau was difficult, movies has to be transported through boats from Sibu to Durin, a river-line village on the opposite bank of Rajang River from Sibu. and from there on, tranferred by bus to Julau.
 如樓巴剎的「寶華戲院」,在上個世紀70年代末期,或80年代初期停業.由於當年錄影帶開始流行,打繫到戲院的生意.到處的電影院都面臨關閉的危機.如樓這間在鄉間的戲院,因而宣告停業.當年,他們是通過詩巫,將影片由水路載送到如仙,再以巴士車載到如樓.每天都有放電影.目前這間戲院的屋主仍然在如樓做生意,商號叫做“黃寶隆”.這是一段已逝的歷史,令人不勝唏噓和緬懷.

2 comments:

  1. thank you very much for bringing this story to us, in Sarawak there are a lots of non told stories, and this need to be record down and passdown to our next generation.

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  2. many small bazaars, and towns have a lot of old stories, legends, historical events and different kinds of development. how to record all these, really depend very much on each and everyone of us, who are in the midst of all these, and make our effort to tell the untold stories.

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