29 June 2013; AT5 = 1036 hours; total time = 1974 hours; TV = 254.3 hours
I caught some free Thai movies today at the Pridi Banomyong Institute. The screening room was more than adequately air conditioned, and the movies were shown without any distracting English subtitles (I rarely bother watching Thai movies in regular commercial movie theaters because they’re almost always subtitled). The first movie was even followed by a Q&A (in Thai).
Three more Thai movies will be screened tomorrow starting at noon. Apparently they show movies at least one, and sometimes several, weekends a month. And the films aren’t always Thai – they had some posters up for American and Japanese films, too. For instance, July 6 will be Jesus Christ Superstar and Imagine; July 7 will be The Little Prince and Westside Story; and July 13 will be The Manchurian Candidate (original version), Bonnie and Clyde, and Shooter — all with Thai subtitles. (Films start at noon)
They have a website but it’s all in Thai; if anyone can find a section that lists upcoming movies, leave it in a comment and I will add it to this post.
The Pridi Banomyong Institute is easily reached by taking the BTS skytrain to the Thong Lo stop (E6) and then going north along Thong Lo (Sukhumvit Soi 55). The Institute is on the west (left) side of the street; it’s about a 10 minute walk.
Alternatively, you could take the canal San Sap boat to the Thong Lo stop and then go south on Thong Lo, but if you were walking from the pier it would probably take a half hour or more.