Absolutism and air-conditioning in early twentiethcentury Bangkok cinemas

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The design of the Sala Chaloem Krung, one of the first modern cinemas in Asia, created a new sensory environment in which the public were not only enfolded into the spectacle of modernity but were expected to behave in keeping with its palatial surroundings.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)216-221
Number of pages6
JournalSenses and Society
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jul 2011


  • Absolutism
  • Air-conditioning
  • Cinema
  • Modernity
  • Nationalism
  • Thailand/siam

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cultural Studies
  • Communication


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