New Light on an Old Tale: 80th Anniversary of the Fall of Singapore

  • February 15, 2022 | 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM | Tuesday
  • Oldham Theatre
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New Light on an Old Tale” is an exhibition organised by the National Archives of Singapore to mark the 80th Anniversary of the Fall of Singapore (15 February 1942). Showing from 15 February to 30 June 2022, the exhibition showcases artefacts from private collections as well as archival records which hold intimate and little-known stories about World War II and continue to be witnesses to pivotal events that have shaped the history of Singapore.

Catch a P Ramlee Malay classic set during the Japanese Occupation & two rare 1946 post-war Chinese films, curated by the Asian Film Archive.

The accompanying film programme is organised by the Asian Film Archive in conjunction with the “New Light on an Old Tale: 80th Anniversary of the Fall of Singapore”. Tickets to be purchased on Asian Film Archive’s website.


Sarjan Hassan (Sergeant Hassan) (1958)
Tuesday, 15 Feb 2022, 8pm

Spirit of the Overseas Chinese (海外征魂) (1946)
Saturday, 19 March 2022, 1pm
Sunday, 20 March 2022, 5pm

Blood and Tears of the Overseas Chinese (华侨血泪)
Sunday, 3 April 2022, 5pm
Saturday, 16 April 2022, 1pm

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Important Notice:
Do note that Oldham Theatre does not play ads and screenings will start promptly. Arrive early so as not to disrupt the screenings. All patrons are encouraged to purchase your tickets online to be able to secure a seat. Seats are limited due to social distancing regulations. If you choose to purchase tickets or merchandise at Oldham Theatre’s box office, cashless payment is preferred.
Measures will be taken to ensure the health and safety of all patrons at Oldham Theatre. This includes wearing a mask at all times for both staff and patrons, TraceTogether logging and observance of social distancing around the theatre. Doors will open 20 minutes before showtime, so arrive early to register and find a seat.

Concession tickets apply to Students (Local & Overseas), Full-time National Servicemen (NSF), Senior Citizens (55 years and above) only.
Please check film ratings before purchase of tickets. Please note that you may be asked to present your ID at the door (this applies to concession tickets as well). Only physical photographic identification is allowed, digital copies of identification are not allowed. AFA reserves the right to turn away any members of the public without physical photographic identification.
Upon confirmation of your order for Tickets, no exchange of Tickets will be made under any circumstances and Tickets are not transferable. No refund on Tickets will be made under any circumstances except due to cancellation of the event. The resale of Tickets at any price is prohibited.