Goodbye Lido. Hello House Samyan. 

Inner-city Bangkokians will have a new spot to catch arthouse flicks next year, courtesy of the people behind the long-running House RCA theater. 

House Samyan will sit atop Samyan Mitrtown, a new mixed-use project by Golden Land Property Development, which is slated to open in the old Samyan neighborhood (that’s behind MBK, before you ask) in September 2019.  

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, helping to fill the void left by the closure of Siam's Lido cinema earlier this year. 

Opened on the far-flung RCA party strip 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.



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