Making Memories Reel: Conserving Capitol Theatre

Capitol Theatre in Singapore is a theatre steeped in history, but this is something the younger generation is unaware of. We thus aim to generate awareness about it and conserve it such that it remains historically relevant, but attractive to investors too. You may ask, why should this theatre be conserved Firstly, Capitol Theatre was a popular teenage hangout in the 1960s and 1970s, and these teenagers who have mostly become parents have extremely vivid memories of it. If the theatre is conserved, it can serve as a platform for parent-child bonding and the older generation will get a chance to relive the good old days. Secondly, Capitol Theatre has been around since 1933, which means that it has been around before Singapore became a nation! A building with such deep historical roots definitely deserves to be conserved. However, the sad truth is that at present, Capitol Theatre is boarded up and waiting to be redeveloped, though it will not be happening soon due to the current economic crisis. Hence, we propose that Capitol Theatre be divided into two halves--one remaining as a single-screen theatre (the only of its size in Singapore), and the other to be converted into a performance arena for all sorts of local performances--movies, band gigs, musicals, you name it. Please do give us your fullest support and help ensure that the legacy of this theatre doesn't fade away!

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