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CAPITOL THEATRE

This is from a mini series that I tried to do during my free time, I want to isolate some of the most iconic building in Singapore completely from the surroundi...
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This is from a mini series that I tried to do during my free time, I want to isolate some of the most iconic building in Singapore completely from the surrounding and imagine how it would look like as a single subject.

a little bit on the background of the historical architecture extracted from wikipedia

Capitol Theatre, briefly Kyo-Ei Gekijo, is a historic cinema and theatre located in Singapore, it was adjoined to four-storey building known as the Capitol Building. The Capitol Theatre was considered as one of the Singapore's finest theatres in the 1930s during that time.

In 1929, Mirza Mohammed Ali Namazie, a Persian businessman of the Namazie family, commissioned the theatre to be built in Singapore, with S. A. H. Shirazee, an Indian-Muslim merchant and community leader, and the South African brothers Joe and Julius Fisher from First National Pictures, joined in to form Capitol Theatres Ltd as its operator. Namazie would serve as the theatre company’s chairman with Shirazee as director, Joe Fisher as managing director and his brother Julius Fisher as the publicity manager.

Joe Fisher travelled overseas to acquire the materials for the theatre’s furnishings, decorations and design. The Capitol Theatre was designed neoclassical architecture by British architects Keys and Dowdeswell, with its general plan, seating arrangements and lighting inspired from the Roxy Theatre in New York, United States. Builders Messrs Brossard and Mopin began construction of the foundation around July 1929.

further details can be read here
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Capitol_Theatre,_Singapore

and also some archives are available at National Library Board of Singapore
http://eresources.nlb.gov.sg/infopedia/articles/SIP_630_2004-12-15.html
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hjchung May 26, 2018
Thank you @robcinoz @Birmo
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juliebabineaugarcia June 26, 2018
Join the conversation. Add a comment or even better, a critique.
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juliebabineaugarcia June 26, 2018
My mothers family was from Singapore. My grandfather was Julius Fisher he owned The Capital Theatre before WW2. This brings back memories of all the stories my mother and uncles would tell. Thank you
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