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The Cathay, Ipoh
over 4 decades of Mega-Hit movies.

History of Cathay Ipoh
A movie palace

Take a virtual tour of the Cathay, Ipoh.

Movie showtimes
What's showing at Cathay Ipoh today, and show times

The following are some of the MEGA-HITS played at this theatre.
(I: means that the movie or show had an intermission.)

The King and I (1957)
The 10 Commandments (1957 - I)
War and Peace (1959 - I)
Lawrence of Arabia (1963 - I)
The Longest Day (1963 -I)
Cleopatra (1964 - I)
The Sound of Music (1965 - I), also in 70mm (re-runs in 1971, 1975, 1981)
Dr. Zhivago (1966-I) (re-runs in 1977)
Mary Poppins (1966) (re-runs in 1976)
The Bible (1966- I) (re-runs in 1977)
The Blue Max (1966- I)(re-runs in 1976)
The Dirty Dozen (1967) (re-runs in 1974)
Cinnderella (1967)
Doctor Dolittle (1968- I)
Bambi (1968)
2001 a space odyssey (1968)
Where Eagles Dare (1969-I)(re-runs in 1975)
Mackenna's Gold (1969-I)
Oliver (1969-I)
The Jungle Book (1969)
Ice Station Zebra (1969-I)
John Calvert's Magic-Arama (1970-I, this is a stage performance)
Funny Girl (1970-I)
Hello Dolly (1970-I)
Patton (1970-I)
Goodbye Mr. Chips (1970-I)
Tora Tora Tora (1971-I)
Ryan's Daughter (1971-I)
Waterloo (1971-I)
Guns of Navarone (1971 - I, as a rerun)
Kelly's Heroes (1970-I)(re-run in 1974)
The Big Boss (1972-In Chinese)
Ben Hur (1975 I, as a rerun)
The Adventurers (1973-I)(released in 1969 but censored until 1973)
The Sand Pebbles (1976-I)(released in 1964 but censored until1976)
King Kong (1977)
Star Wars (1977)(reruns in 1997)
Close Encounter of the third kind (1978)
Alien (1979)(reruns in 1997)
Other side of midnight (1979)
Nine to Five (1981)
Gandhi (1983)
Tootsie (1983)
Sophie's Choice (1983)
Ghostbuster (1984)
Footloose (1984)
Beauty and the Beast (1992)
Aladdin (1992)
Sleepless in Seattle (1994)
Disclosure (1995)
Pochahontas (1995)
Speed (1994); Speed II (1997)
Independence Day (1996)
Broken Arrow (1996)
Chain Reaction (1996)
Lion King (1994)
Jurassic Park-Lost World (1997)
Air Force One (1997)
Deep Impact(1998)
Dil Se (1998) - in Hindi
Puteri Impian II - in Malay(1998). (The stars came here on stage to promote the movie).
A Bug's Life(1998)
Padaiyappa (1999 - in Tamil)
The Matrix (1999)
Star Wars Episode I - Phantom Menace (1999)
Shanghai Noon (2000)
Dinosaur (2000)
Mission Impossible II (2000)
Rush Hour 2 (2001)
The One (2001)

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I thank the staff at Elderaan Technologies for their help in the design of this page. I also thank BOXOFFICE Magazine for featuring this theatre in the December 1998 issue.
This page was updated on the 6th of January 1999