Fairfield Methodist Church (Former Metropole Cinema)

1 Tanjong Pagar Road Singapore 088437 Get Directions

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The site of Fairfield Methodist Church was formerly Metropole, otherwise known as Jing Hwa Cinema.

It was one of Chinatown's three famous cinemas, the others being Oriental and Majestic. Designed in the Modernist style by local architect Wong Foo Nam, the building was completed in 1958.

The cinema ceased operations in October 1985. Fairfield Methodist Church subsequently acquired the building, which underwent renovations in 1986; additional rooms and church fixtures such as an altar and communion rail were added. Most of the original spaces, however, were kept intact. 


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