Film Archive

Film Archive, Phutthamonthon: Address, Phone Number, Film Archive Reviews: 4.5/5

Film Archive
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Very good

Wannaphon Thaweesuk
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Thai film archive
Oct 2021 • Friends
Thai film archive is the only one museum that include the things about Thai film from the past to the present for teenagers to study. There are the shows in the film archive about story of Thai film. The interesting in Thai film archive is inside the museum there are city’s models of history. It named Maya city. The outside exhibition include the important place in history of Thai film and world film such as Mongkhon company, Cinema station, Kinetoscope shop and Grand Cafe. The Thai film archive in part of Maya city is open everyday and free. You can take a photo and walk around to see the exhibition.

Written October 18, 2021
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Krungthep Mahanakorn821 contributions
Brief Introduction to Thai Cinematic History
Sep 2012 • Friends
The Film Archive (หอภาพยนตร์) is a public organisation under the auspices of the Ministry of Culture dedicated to researching, preserving and creating awareness of Thailand's rich cinematic legacy after many decades worth of historic films have been lost, most notably Miss Suwanna of Siam (นางสาวสุวรรณ), considered the first feature film to be made in Thailand. The 1923 drama was shown in Bangkok for three days but soon after it controversially disappeared. Canadian director Henry MacRae said he turned over a copy to King Rama VI but negatives of the film have never been found. Nothing exists today except its promotional materials held at the Archive’s Thai Film Museum. Tours in Thai are offered at 10:00, 13:00 and 15:00 at the weekend only but there're free movies, both Thai and foreign, everyday. Check the schedule from and call ahead to arrange an English-language tour.

Its location isn’t convenient for tourists but film buffs can take air-conditioned bus 515 from Victory Monument or 556 from Phet Buri MRT, Ratchathewi intersection or Democracy Monument. Ask the driver to stop at Rajamangala University of Technology (มหาวิทยาลัยเทคโนโลยีราชมงคล) in Salaya (ศาลายา).
Written April 17, 2013
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