The defunct island theatre across the street from the recently reopened strand theatre. two old single-screen theatres in martha's vineyard, ma. one just waiting to be restored and re-opened. #oldmovietheatre#oldmoviehouse#singlescreen
24 frame per second par daudte huyi tasveerein kuchh iss tarah mantrmugdh karti hain ki maano jaise apni hi zindagi ki parchhai dekh rahe hon. rona, hasna, ishq, narazgi, badla, sab ras kitne qareeb se mehsoos hote hain bade parde par!
kuchh log kehte hain ki ye jaadu ojhal hota ja raha hai. parda ab hathon mein fit jo ho gaya hai.
ye baat sach hai. magar parde ke size se bair nahin. kamtar hai to dekhne walon ki neeyat, unka mijaaz. aur sharm. sharm anjaanon ke saath apne bhaav share karne par. metro ki labalab bheed mein to koi royega nahin magar gulab talkies ki har seat par aansu zaroor bahe honge.
Hamringdi cinema hall, haflong shut business more than a decade ago but the old construction still stands strong. i have faint memories of watching hindi dubbed titanic here and totally losing my s**t when the very famous sketching scene came on. i also remember watching judwaa, mohabbatein, soldier; i was so upset when i missed the initial scenes of kuch kuch hota hai. hamringdi cinema died during the ruthless phase when pirated vcds were on the rise and people stopped going to the theatre, apart from the fact that movies would release pretty late in this theatre. now the cinema hall serves as an elevation for a telecom tower and as a bus stand. i often hear hazy updates of its renovation but have not seen it yet. i hope it comes back to life.
We promise this is the last of the seats! we made @ram.k27 walk around mumbai and give us a story about old theatres. in our defence, he was enthusiastic about it. 😄 watch out for his feature in the upcoming issue!
📸 taken at regal cinema, a single screen theatre in mumbai (bombay), built in the art deco style
I was five.
i finished watching appu raja with some of my neighbors & came out of that show.
i saw my dad buying ticket at the box office for himself & i went for another round of appu raja & ice candy.
janaki was this huge single screen cinema hall.
huge. welcoming. easy on pocket.
may be a place like this, doesn’t stand a chance in the times of expensive popcorn and monotonous multiplexes.
but this is the place where i fell in love with movies.
i will dearly miss it. #janaki #singlescreen#thosewerethedays#nostalgia#love#warmth#cinema#stories#screenwriter#missitalready#bond