Day: May 18, 2017

The Majestic Theater

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The Majestic Theater is a historical and old cinema built in the 1920s at Khoo Sian Ewe Road‘s junction in George Town, Penang. Established by a wealthy Chinese businessman, Khoo Sian Ewe, the cinema serves as one of the earliest entertainment outlets for the local Chinese community here in Penang. The old building went through a renovation recently and is now being transformed to a center for theatrical performances and exhibitions.

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George Town Street View: Khoo Sian Ewe Road

Khoo Sian Ewe Road is a small road in George Town city center, which was named after Khoo Sian Ewe, a son of a Chinese Kapitan. During his time, Khoo Sian Ewe is a well known philanthropist and one of the largest property owners in Penang. Besides being knighted by the British Empire and being a member of the Straits Settlements Legislative Council, he also contributed in the establishment of several historical buildings on the island with one being the famous Majestic Theater, an old but historical cinema in Penang.

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