Searching lost time.
[Text and photos by Mayank Austen Soofi]
Chanakya Cinema in Chankayapuri shut down in 2007 – its building was demolished two years later.
The old Sangam Cinema in RK Puram too was razed.
The colonial-era Plaza in Connaught Place has been converted by the PVR Cinemas chain into a multiplex. BIG Cinemas, a theater chain of Reliance MediaWorks Ltd, acquired the nearby Odeon in 2009.
The oldest British-era theater in Connaught Place, Regal, which was built in 1932, continues to exist in its original form. For now.
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Rest in peace