Hello House Samyan.
After 15 years of screening arthouse flicks for Bangkokian cinephiles on the far-flung RCA party strip, House RCA has announced Aug 31 to be its final day of operation, before opening a new location in late September.
According to the announcement made on Thursday (Jul 25) on the cinema’s official Facebook page, House Samyan will sit on the 5th floor of Samyan Mitrtown, a new mixed-use project by Golden Land Property Development located in the old Samyan neighborhood (behind MBK).
The new cinema headlines a spate of student-friendly shopping, dining and co-learning openings announced for the mall which sits in close proximity to Chulalongkorn University.
House Samyan will boast three screens, as opposed to the original's two and will continue to screen independent films from around the world with Thai subtitles.
Opened in 2004, House RCA is one of Bangkok's old dames of arthouse cinema, known for screening non-commercial films from around the world that otherwise might be ignored by the city's blockbuster-obsessed theaters.
To get to House Samyan, from MRT Sam Yan, take exit B1, or take public buses number 4, 21, 29, 34, 36, 45, 46, 47, 50, 93, 109, 113, 177, 529 and 542.