Last month when I wrote about he Ubon Pappayon Theatre I received some great comments from a regular reader called Michael. Michael has lived in Thailand for many years and most recently in Ubon for the past few decades! He is a wealth of information on all things Ubon and many times I have called on him for help with some obscure question regarding the history of Ubon.
After he read my post about the Pappayon theatre he got inspired and supplied me with some more history as well as photos and I am very happy to publish them here for you all.
I have not edited anything at all but have simply just cut and pasted. I will split them up into three different parts. Theatres, bowling alleys and hotels.
Ubon Plaza theatre used to be called Chalerm Wattana Theatre. I attached a photo with the Ubon Plaza name clearly in Thai. It is still a Department store selling clothes etc far cheaper than elsewhere. Also very cheap booze at their liquor store.
The Theatre on Luang Road is still standing tall, very tall. You can see the entrance to the underground carpark. I can’t find out the name of this theatre because it closed as a theatre over 50 years ago. I have attached two photos.
The Sinrachabutr theatre was on Ratchatbutr road where there is now a tall car park building. Between the roads Khueanthani and Phrommarat. No photo.
The theatre that burnt down at the SK shopping centre was called Srisin theatre.
Ubon Pappayon was usually known as Ubon Cinema.
Nimit Rama theatre was opposite Home Hub on Chayangkhun Road just down from the Esso service station. It was pulled down some years ago but the vacant land can be clearly seen.