This is a sequel to my 1st posting of the Old Capitol Theatre. I visited Capitol for the 2nd time, to explore the centre stage as well as the 2nd floor, with torches and flashes.
This time, armed with a 18-35mm UWA and a 50mm lenses. There are in total of 3 visits in this posting so keep reading! =D
The ticketing counter, that used to hand out tickets to movie maniacs.
Due to the ongoing construction, the faithful chairs were disturbed in their peace…
Check out the rubble. Phew!
The history, torn apart
The zodiac roof! (Part of the URA’s plan to restore this part)
2nd floor… Heart thumping away…
Dress Circle seating entrance on level 2. Ever wondered what’s a dress circle? Here you go: Dress Circle
My favourite shot of that day, A fisheye in the centre of the 2nd level helps to form the seats and the roof nicely in place.
The walls inside the theatre have peeled over time…
The dress circle seats also accessible by the side stairs, which are currently locked up.
In this dark room, there was alot of bats, freaky… wouldnt have gone in if I wasn’t alone.
At the end of the dark room, just another ROOM. Anti climax. =.=”
Taken within the dark room
Within the dark room, we saw this signage so I guess this is the entrance to the cinema too. hmm?
Shaw Brother notices
This seems to be a lobby area, where they will hang up new movie posters.
On level 1, I took a peep into the ladies. =p
One view of capitol theatre
The front of Capitol Theatre
From this point onwards, this marked my 3rd visit to Capitol theatre. This time round, to another location within Capitol and armed with a fisheye and a 50mm lens.
I wish I can be a bird, to fly through the entire Capitol Theatre and see its glorious history.
4 storeys upwards….
The explorers’ torch
The electricity/maintenance room
How long have this hanger hang here….
Some old cinematic related equipments
4 floors at 1 glance.
A view of the Church in Cityhall from this view. =D
The weathered door.
From level 4!
The stairs we climbed along the way
The stairs and railings that had this old school designed edges. Lovely.
One of the old knobs that I remember from old days. I do remember seeing these long long ago…
Taking a walk down to level 1 again (Time to get out, the air is very stale!)
Need to charge your iPhone?
My favourite power shot.
Old wires that are beyond usage from the looks of it.
Durability: Not when it’s not in used since 1987!
This lady gave me a shock when we first walked in… She’s familiar… Look carefully at my shots again and you will know who she is.
This toilet is the cutest I ever encountered. Check out the sexy babe pasted on the toilet wall!
Took a shot of this wall before we left (that’s the reason why I got a fisheye again… Capture more details in the shot, hell with the distortion)
This final installment is my latest visit to Capitol, this time with my FM2N shooting mainly with a 55F1.2 lens.
Met 2 nice workers there, whom I had some small talk with. I was asking him about the basement of this building and he shared that it was partially flooded. I wonder how will that impact the overall structure… Can the building still be restored to its former glory?
He was kind to let me take a shot of him. I nailed e exposure but screwed e rules of photography (The pillar was cutting through his head!). As usual, I promised to send him his pictures and I did send him an email today after lunch. Hope he gets it! =D
Phua Chu Kang at work?
The rubble that’s treasure to us!
The ticket counter from inside (see my first shot in this post)
The rubble consists of old papers from 1993 and broken Cinema seats
Stamford house, stretching at the other end of the Capitol building. Another beautiful classic building.
Near by, there is also this Vanguard building. Another classic building.
OKAY! End of my walk and talk about Capitol.
Some findings on Capitol Theatre for fun read if you are keen.