The Old Royal Cinema

Attraction Kampot, Cambodia Published on: 13-11-2015

1 hour
09:00 AM - 10:00 PM
09:30 AM
10:30 AM
Second-time visit
Attraction
Historic
Kids
Architecture
Weird
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The Old Royal Cinema is good for

Good for family with kids Family with kids No
Good for senior Senior Good
Good for couple Couple Good
Good for solo Solo Good
Good for group Group Good
  • Highly recommended by fellow travellers.
The Old Royal Cinema the oldest cinemas in Cambodia which is no longer in use but it is still a destination for European travellers.

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Why The Old Royal Cinema is special ?

The Old Royal Cinema is 60-year-old cinema that is considered as a heritage value and it was a wonderfully modernist look to it.The Royal was established in 1951, and during its heyday featured a mix of Indian, Chinese martial arts, and Western (cowboy) movies, among others. Although now the cinema close the door but you also come in follow arrow pointing the way to the side entrance and see old royal architect of the cinema.

What to explore at The Old Royal Cinema?

You can see the building with old architect from 1951. Discovering painted signs and mosaics from outside. You also can speak and hear stories by the family owners of the Royal.

Selling points

  • A nice old cinema
  • A must see place
  • A piece of old Cambodia
  • An authentic, fascinating cinema
  • Old architect of Kampot
2 days in Kampot for family with kids

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Duration
2.0 days
Estimated
129.10 USD
Total travel distance
km
Number of places
11 places

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Kampot, Cambodia

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Tips for you

  • The front entrance is closed but the side entrance is usually open so you can come inside the cinema.
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  • The family owners of the Royal do not speak much English.
    Other
  • Inside of the Cinema is so dark so be careful when moving
    Safety
  • The youth group tour guides are available to show guests around and bring them over to the theater and you can ask them to guide them over.
    Service

Reviews

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There are two old cinemas in Kampot. One has been demolished all bar the facade but thankfully this one is still standing although in dire need of a makeover. I went inside as was met by a nice lady who was welcoming but spoke very little English. It was almost too dark to take photos and a bit gloomy but gave off a certain ghostly atmosphere. Hopefully it will be preserved or tastefully restored but with a brand new cinema opening up 100 yards or so away that now seems unlikely. A piece of history but architecture or film buffs will appreciate it more.

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