- By Dhipkawee Sriyananda Selley
- | Aug 08, 2019
News came recently that beloved indie cinema House RCA will be moving to a new location, under the name House Samyan.
Due to open in late September at Samyan Mitrtown, the new venue is already giving Bangkok cinephiles lots to be excited about.
From Oct 7-31, they'll be running a “Film Buffet" featuring over 150 international indie films, each to be screened for one showing. Selected films include the Thai coming-of-age and dark-comedy Marry Is Happy, Marry Is Happy, the American romantic-drama Blue Valentine, the French romance Blue Is the Warmest Color, the coming-of-age drama Call Me By Your Name, Quentin Tarantino’s The Hateful Eight and Oasis: Supersonic, a documentary about Britpop band Oasis.
Get access to all 150 screenings by becoming a House Samyan member (B500, or B399 if you sign up between Aug 8-31).
Other perks of becoming a House member include getting free limited-edition merchandise, such as tote bags, umbrellas and T-shirts, discounts for House Samyan activities and merch, and free entry for special activities and events.
You can sign up in person at the House RCA ticket counter (noon-7pm daily, through Aug 31), or online applications will be open from Aug 9 (see the Facebook page for details).
Opened in 2004, House RCA is one of Bangkok's old dames of arthouse cinema, known for screening non-commercial films from around the world that otherwise might be ignored by the city's blockbuster-obsessed theaters. In late July, it announced Aug 31 to be its final day of operation at RCA, before making the big move.