Lido Theatres

28 Mar 2013 – Then and Now


Classmate from CHIJ/1962 Angela LOKE’s home was next to Lido (opened 1958) then and we used to have lunch in her house and hopped over the fence to the movies when it was one large theatre. Remember watching Ben-Hur there. There was intermission in the middle of those long movies when one can go out and buy drinks, snacks or use the rest room without missing any parts of the movie! Above pix credits to Jerome LIM, who has an excellent blog on SIN’s past and present:



Shaw’s iconic Lido Theatres reopened its doors 2yrs ago to the public after a make-over with 11 halls including one featuring SIN first and only IMAX’s Digital Theatre System then. Like the open space concept, especially when not crowded, also a good view of Ion and the Marriott Hotel on Orchard Rd.

CroodsTue: The Croods***computer-animated film set in the prehistoric era, when an earthquake forces a caveman, Gurg & his family to leave behind the only world they know. The situation becomes even more complicated when Grug’s eldest daughter falls for a nomad, whose quirky and imaginative search for ‘tomorrow’ is at odds with Grug’s reliance on the traditions of yesterday… a constructive message when the older generation can learn from the new!

Shopped for Korea trip. Audrey tells me that Sun-Maid CA raisins are not available in Busan/S Korea. Unable to get online to confirm reservations, thank goodness the airport is a short trip of 20mins by bus costing OW/S$0.87cents (senior fare). Took the opportunity to shopped at T3 NTUC (10% senior discount on Tue), where there is no GST. Also to confirm with China Eastern Airlines for travel on Sun.


Wed: tkx for dinner sis Jo for an early celebration. She will be celebrating her 76 Bday this Sun when I am away in Korea.

It  is not our differences that divide us. It is our inability to recognize, accept,  and celebrate those differences – Audre Lorde

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