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Tuesday, May 17, 2022



Premier theatre to a run-down establishment – Looking back at Delhi’s once-famous Regal Cinema

March 31, 2022 7:05 pm

Once considered a landmark, the legendary building in Delhi’s Connaught Place has not been able to sustain itself post the closing down of the eponymous theatre – literally as well as metaphorically.

‘We should let our storytellers tell the stories that they want to tell freely’

February 14, 2022 12:01 am

Siddharth Roy Kapur, who is the president of Producers Guild of India, believes that while the health crisis has hit the film exhibition sector, it has pushed the video streaming platforms to play a bigger role in the entertainment business.

Cinema hall should provide free drinking water if it prohibits water from outside: Madras HC

October 04, 2021 7:51 pm

Water purifiers need to be installed within water coolers so that the water available to cinema-goers is free from impurities and a sufficient number of disposable glasses need to be made available near the coolers, the court directed.

The story of early Indian cinema in posters

September 18, 2021 12:35 pm

Memorabilia related to the movies made by the Wadia brothers to be auctioned online

A Novelty story: action, climax & the end

September 13, 2021 8:20 am

Divya A writes: The demolition last year of another single-screen hall, Old Delhi’s Novelty cinema, a few kilometres from Imperial and one of the oldest and earliest cinemas of the Capital, further brought the curtains down on an era.

‘Where are the movies, the people?... We need relief on power, water bills to survive’

September 05, 2021 2:01 am

As states relax lockdown curbs, including for movie halls, allowing them to operate at 50 per cent capacity, D’Souza, who is also vice-president of the South India Film Federation, says only further concessions and 100% occupancy can keep the sector afloat.

Gyms, cinema halls to reopen as UP government further eases lockdown

July 02, 2021 6:25 pm

UP Lockdown Unlock: According to government officials, gyms and sports stadiums will be opened to public with limited capacity and mandated social distancing protocols. Single cinema halls and multiplexes, both inside and outside malls, will also be opened for shows.

Struggle to revive cinemas: Seats remain vacant as halls screen old movies in bid to pull crowds

February 04, 2021 11:11 am

Except Madam Chief Minister, Master, old movies like Uri the surgical strike, Ram Prasad ki tehrvi, Suraj pe mangal bhari are also being screened at the time.

West Bengal cinema halls reopen after nearly seven months

October 15, 2020 4:23 pm

Most of the 250 single-screen theatres in the state will gradually reopen before October 22, when the Durga Puja festivities will begin, an Eastern India Motion Pictures Association (EIMPA) spokesperson said.

Cinemas to open from Friday, schools in Chandigarh to remain closed

October 15, 2020 12:15 pm

Cinema owners claim to ensure social distancing among people even in corridors or in the food court. Thermal scanning of each guest would be done before each show and sanitizers would be made available.


Meet the women screenwriters behind some Hollywood classics

June 22, 2020 6:15 pm

While they are less talked about, writers like Leigh Bracket, Anita Loos and Frances Marion wrote dialogue for some of Hollywood’s most cherished films.