Before 1932 there were fewer restrictions on the subject matter that could be shown in movies. Some Pre code (< click) clips from the era in this YouTube video.
Most theatres saved scraps of 35mm film and spliced these together. This is from a USA collection. A brief shot of Australian actor Chips Rafferty is at 7.53 – in what may be a local Australian production?
Old cinema converted into a modern dance studio for the over-40s. Taipei’s Da Dao Cheng suburb – an old area for tea exporting near the river. Dancing today in the former cinema downstairs formerly known as ‘front and back’ stalls. Some remnants of the former theatre exist elsewhere. Appears to have opened about 80 years ago during the Japanese era. Quite a visual treasure we’ll attempt to document, perhaps next week. Admission for dancing NT$150 less for ladies.
Cinema converted in a ballroom or dance studio in the old part of Taipei.