Local Retro Movie Theater In Kawagoe

The movie theater “Sukara-za” was opened a hundred years ago.

Info ‘Sukara-za”

In those days many masterpieces had been shown but the theater had closed three years ago.
Three months ago, this theater came back thanks to a local nonprofit organization.
The staff didn’t know how to run a theater at all.
The operational expenses were gathered by a lot of donations and local sponsors.
The staff held an event which the famous director talked about some movies.

Currently, this theater has been run by the NPO since for three years.

People who live in Kawagoe hope that this nostalgic movie theater remains open.
You can’t watch a latest movie but you can watch good old movie such as “Sound of Music” and Akira Kurosawa’s movies.
Besides you may feel a nostalgic sense in the theater.

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I live in Kawagoe-city Saitama-prefecture Japan. There are many traditional warehouses in Kawagoe. So many Japanese and the people from overseas come to sightseeing. http://www.koedo.or.jp/foreign/english/index.html

18 thoughts on “Local Retro Movie Theater In Kawagoe”

  1. I checked the link. One really can feel a sense of nostalgia there. 🙂
    It’s great that an organisation would try to preserve the old theatre.

  2. What a great thing o do especially as we live in a disposable world where waste is so common… By the way, when I clicked on the link in my email to your post, it said page not found to your blog. If you don’t get other comments on this post, you might want to repost it or let WP support know… 🙂
    Have a joyful June!

    1. Sure many young people don’t go to this theater.Curiously all the staff of this organization are young.
      The hobby and interest are diversified into various kinds.

  3. Sound of Musicはたいへん懐かしいなあ〜〜
    ちょっとGoogle Imageしたら、すぐ分かりますよ。

    1. さっそく、検索してみました。とても雰囲気のあるレトロな映画館ですね。これなら、人気がでそうです。

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