Asian Film Archive's theatre to open in April

Oldham Theatre (above, in an artist’s impression) will kick off with eight Asian horror films, including Japanese novelist Ryu Murakami’s directorial outing Raffles Hotel (1989), shot on location.
Oldham Theatre (above, in an artist’s impression) will kick off with eight Asian horror films, including Japanese novelist Ryu Murakami’s directorial outing Raffles Hotel (1989), shot on location. PHOTO: NATIONAL LIBRARY BOARD
Oldham Theatre (in an artist’s impression) will kick off with eight Asian horror films, including Japanese novelist Ryu Murakami’s directorial outing Raffles Hotel (1989, above), shot on location.
Oldham Theatre (in an artist’s impression) will kick off with eight Asian horror films, including Japanese novelist Ryu Murakami’s directorial outing Raffles Hotel (1989, above), shot on location. PHOTO: SHOCHIKU CO LTD

The 135-seat Oldham Theatre at Fort Canning Rise will be able to screen formats ranging from 4k digital projection to traditional 35mm reels

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 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).

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on January 09, 2019, with the headline 'Asian Film Archive's theatre to open in April'. Print Edition | Subscribe