Dueling Drive-ins: Major, SF Cinema to host competing outdoor movies

Thailand’s two major cinema operators announced yesterday that they will host drive-in cinema events next week in Bangkok.  Though movie theaters given the green light to reopen earlier this month as the coronavirus faded, crowds have reportedly been sparse. Thailand’s cinemas are reopening. But are audiences ready? That could explain why SF Cinema and Major ...

So Long Scala: Final movies to show on historic cinema’s last two days

So Long Scala: Final movies to show on historic cinema’s last two days

Bangkok will lose another historical gem next week.  Scala cinema owner Apex this afternoon confirmed rumors which circulated earlier this month that the theater would end its...

No More Scala? Historic Bangkok cinema’s 51-year run said to end

No More Scala? Historic Bangkok cinema’s 51-year run said to end

When movie theaters were permitted to reopen this week, the curtains did not rise at Bangkok’s most celebrated movie house. In what would be a stinging loss many years in the...

Trapped at home? Now’s a good time to try virtual reality. Here’s how to get started.

Trapped at home? Now’s a good time to try virtual reality. Here’s how to get started.

On a recent morning, I stepped into the Louvre for a private, guided tour. It was amazing to stand in front that most famous portrait painted by Leonardo da Vinci. I walked right...

Stream films by and about the Karen dedicated to murdered activist ‘Billy’

Stream films by and about the Karen dedicated to murdered activist ‘Billy’

Documentary fans and human rights campaigners have teamed up to host an online festival now streaming worldwide in honor of murdered Karen activist Porlachee “Billy”...

‘1MDB’ scandal’s insane story coming to Bangkok cinemas

‘1MDB’ scandal’s insane story coming to Bangkok cinemas

Update: Amid the COVID-19 outbreak, the movie screenings have been canceled. Heard the accusations that the highest levels of Thai government helped Malaysia cover up its 1MDB...

Goldie opening gallery at Bangkok’s Warehouse 30

Goldie opening gallery at Bangkok’s Warehouse 30

Drum ‘n bass icon Goldie is opening an art gallery later this year in Bangkok’s Charoen Krung area. The British musician, who now lives in Thailand, will open Aurum Gallery in...

Warhols from private collection to show 3 months in Bangkok (Updated)

Warhols from private collection to show 3 months in Bangkok (Updated)

The original king of pop art who elevated commercial branding to the gallery wall is coming to a Bangkok gallery for a three-month show.  From August through November, Andy...

The women are the thing at indie Bangkok cinema’s ‘Fem Film Festival’

The women are the thing at indie Bangkok cinema’s ‘Fem Film Festival’

Women’s struggles and accomplishments will hit the big screen to mark International Women’s Day next month. Independent cinema Bangkok Screening Room will host the Fem Film...

Dwelling on self-inflicted wounds, the Chappelle show still delights Bangkok

Dwelling on self-inflicted wounds, the Chappelle show still delights Bangkok

You know how people are their first time in Bangkok. They marvel at how many 7-Elevens there are, gripe about the heat and, if they visit certain sois, gush about ping-pong shows...


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Coconuts Bangkok Arts

A decade ago, Bangkok’s arts scene seemed almost nonexistent. These days, you can hardly find a neighborhood that’s not teeming with galleries. Whether you’re considering buying a Buddha painting, purchasing an experimental work or if you just go for the free wine at the opening, check us out before you head out for an artsy evening. With the vast offerings that include Bangkok’s gallery hopping, original music, comedy clubs, theater scene, poetry slams, and dance events, you’ll leave artsier than you came. That’s what we said.

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