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Thursday, December 25, 2008

Palace Cinema Katong - Lido Cinema Orchard


The former Lido Cinema at Orchard Road was one of the venues where tea-dances were held and the nitespot cum restaurant upstairs was called Rosee D'or.

There would be a main band like The Silver Strings in attendance and a Guest Band. It had a dance floor where the 60s youths soaked their shirts & pants out!
The Palace Cinema at East Coast Road was another hangout. The Trailers was the regular band here and lead singer Benny Koh fronted them.

Tea dances, usually held from 3.30 pm to 7 pm weekends, cost $3.50 each for entrance and a drink.

And Larry Lai, Rediffusion DJ extraodinaire, met his wife at the Rosee D'or in the Lido Cinema building.

Images: National Heritage Board/Shaw Brothers Organisation.


3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Lido also reminds me of the Copper Kettle and Ice Cream palace. :-)

Andy Young* said...

Yes it does and furthur down Orchard Road, near Amber Mansions, there was The Silver Spoon Coffee House.

Andy Young* said...

Thank you for writing. Please keep in touch.