Friese Greene Club
Looking for an early night out? While Bangkok does have dozens of multiplex cinemas where one can find posh seating and freezing air conditioning to help soothe away the stresses of the city heat and... Read More
Looking for an early night out? While Bangkok does have dozens of multiplex cinemas where one can find posh seating and freezing air conditioning to help soothe away the stresses of the city heat and chaos, it really is not known as a place for art house cinephiles. However the Friese Greene Club is not only a great place to watch flicks, it is like a nostalgic ode to the great days of cinema and worth visiting for its memorabilia, bar, and kind owner as well. William Freese Greene was a British photographer and inventor who is considered to be one of the pioneers of the motion picture industry, creating a chronophotographic camera and an additive color process to film, and it is in his honor that the club is named. The Friese Greene Club was opened by Paul Spurrier, a former British child actor and writer-director of the well known Thai ghost film P (2005). Spurrier ended up turning his beautiful old shophouse into a private screening room filled with film memorabilia, antique cameras and film posters from the classics, along with comfy chairs and sofas to chill out on. The downstairs of the three story house is a bar, serving up inexpensive cocktails named after various films the drinks have been in, while the middle floor has a couch and large screen TV, and then the pi�ce de r�sistance is the nine seat private screening room on the third floor, complete with plush red VIP seats and a giant screen.
- Early Entertainment: "Make sure to book in advance for films if you want a seat in the private screening room. Films are free, but the place fills up, so make sure to reserve in advance."
- Best for Early Entertainment Because: For homey entertainment and artsy film, you can't beat the Friese Green Club