Restoring the past
NGO Turquoise Mountain is planning to restore one of downtown Yangon’s most prominent – and historically significant – colonial-era buildings, opening it up to the public once again.
Frontier – Nov 14, 2016
Myanmar’s storied film industry gears up for a sequel
With turquoise columns propping up a pink and yellow portico, Myanmar’s art deco style Thwin cinema is a rare relic from a golden age…
Mizzima – Oct 19, 2016
Myanmar needs a motion picture law: minister
The minister for information has called for the drafting of a film law to improve Myanmar’s movie industry and help give it a boost into international markets.
Myanmar Times – Oct 6, 2016
Local firm signs $6m deal to install Barco cinema equipment across Myanmar
Clover Solution has signed with local company MAZE to install US$6 million in cinema equipment, made by Brussels-based technology firm Barco, in 100 cinemas slated to be built across Myanmar…
Myanmar Times – Jul 12, 2016
Vanishing act: Myanmar’s lost movie palaces
Gone are the fluted pilasters, the Corinthian columns, the stately colonnades. The velveteen seats have all been ripped out, the lazily revolving ceiling fans junked, the silver screens shattered and tarnished.
Myanmar Times – Mar 4, 2016
Saving the crown jewel of ‘Cinema row’
An ambitious plan has been drafted to restore the Waziya cinema, the grandest of the seven movie houses that once lined Yangon’s Bogyoke Aung San Road.
Frontier – Mar 3, 2016
Restoring a history of film
Film restoration is a difficult process, but an important one. Old films are history, and can show us how people lived and spoke in days gone by.
Myanmar Times – Sept 11, 2015