06 Nov '11, 2am

Old Majestic Theatre now a betting centre. Gahmen says they've no control over how conserved buildings are used.

Old Majestic Theatre now a betting centre. Gahmen says they've no control over how conserved buildings are used.

Built in 1928, the former Majestic Theatre functioned as a Cantonese opera house until the 1950s, when it was converted into a movie theatre. The Majestic has been turned into a betting centre run by the Singapore Turf Club. The air-conditioned centre, set up in May last year, occupies most of the building's three floors and is fitted with flat-screen TV sets and plush leather chairs. -- PHOTO: JOSEPH NAIR FOR THE STRAITS TIMES ST PHOTO: KEVIN LIM By Yen Feng Its fall from its majestic past to its current usage as a betting centre has become its own headline act, creating unhappiness among cultural purists. Old Majestic Theatre is back in the spotlight, after years of languishing in the shadows. A recent court case refocused the public's attention on the once-iconic theatre which is now listed as a conserved building. Last month, the Singapore Turf Club (STC), which runs a...

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