Asian Film Archive's new cinema opens in April with eight classic horror flicks

The Asian Film Archive's new theatre will open at the revamped National Archives of Singapore building in April 2019.
The Asian Film Archive's new theatre will open at the revamped National Archives of Singapore building in April 2019.PHOTO: NLB
The Asian Film Archive's new theatre will open at the revamped National Archives of Singapore building in April 2019.
The Asian Film Archive's new theatre will open at the revamped National Archives of Singapore building in April 2019.PHOTO: NLB

SINGAPORE - Cinephiles can look forward to a new space when the Asian Film Archive's (AFA) new theatre opens at the revamped National Archives of Singapore (NAS) building in April.

The venue will kick off with a slate of eight Asian horror films, including the classic Orang Minyak (1958), starring P. Ramlee, and its Hong Kong riff, Oily Maniac (1976). Watch out also for Japanese novelist Ryu Murakami's directorial outing Raffles Hotel (1989), shot on location, and ritual-murder drama Medium Rare (1991), the first full-length English language film released in Singapore. Tickets for the opening programme will be priced between $8 and $12. Sales will begin in March and details will be released on asianfilmarchive.org.

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