See recut ‘Godfather,’ ‘Third Man,’ ‘Goldfinger’ on big screen as Bangkok cinema takes a bow

‘Goldfinger.’
‘Goldfinger.’

Before an independent film oasis in Sathorn goes dry, it will issue a flow of curated cinematic nectar in its final weeks that includes a British noir classic, a top Bond franchise film and a recut version of the notorious The Godfather III.

Before it hands the space over to another operator this month, Bangkok Screening Room has a final lineup of six movies – one Thai, one Japanese, two American and two British – to be shown by its high-definition digital projector.

Circling back to its debut showing five years ago, the theater will show 1949 thriller-turned-British classic, The Third Man, that circles around a pulp novelist traveling to postwar Vienna to investigate the mysterious death of an old friend. 

Partly shot in Bangkok with former Prime Minister Krukrit Pramoj appearing across Marlon Brando, The Ugly American (1963) sees an American ambassador travel to a fictional Southeast Asian country on the brink of civil war. 

Commemorating the three decades since the release of The Godfather Part III, Francis Ford Coppola has a recut version of the film dubbed Mario Puzo’s The Godfather, Coda: The Death of Michael Corleone, guaranteed to pull fans back in to the legendary gangster movie. 

Prepare to hum Shirley Bassey’s brassy anthem to one of the most acclaimed 007 movies when Goldfinger returns Pussy Galore to the screen, while Japanese film fans can delight over the comeback of 2008 Cannes-winning family dramedy Tokyo Sonata

Last but not least is the Thai film Rak Ja Ma Laew Ja (With Love), a 1987 rom-com that sees heartthrob screen couple Saktisuk Promsiri and Jintara Sookpat working their chemistry.

Tickets are already selling online, so fans are advised to buy them in advance.

Five years after it opened with 52 seats, Bangkok Screening Room announced last month that it could no longer sustain operations and would close March 31. The venue is located on the second floor of the Woof Pack Building on Soi Sala Daeng 1, reachable from BTS Sala Daeng exit No. 4 or MRT Lumphini’s exit No. 2.

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