The Ubon Pappayon Theatre was a building I was unaware of and have driven past many times without realising its historical significance. This all changed when I started reading about PJ.
PJ is a movie buff and has many fond memories of going to the movie theaters in downtown Philadelphia as a kid. Since moving to Thailand he has made it his mission to find all the old stand-alone theaters here before they’re lost to the march of progress as now the market is dominated by a few boring multiplexes.
His blog is well worth a read and I thank him for not only showing me something in my own back yard but to also allow me to use his photos and information.
According to PJ locals estimated the Ubon Pappayon Theatre to be between 60 and 70 years old. He says that even though it is aging, neglected and used as a warehouse, the Ubon Pappayon Theatre retains an air of architectural dignity all the same.
It is located on Phalorangrit Road, close to Tung Sri Muang Park.
Do any of my ‘older readers’ remember attending a movie here? If so, please share your experience!