After the Purasawalkam photowalk a month ago, I had posted about the poster wars in which ‘Karnan’ was crowding out the latest ‘Jungle Book’ .Click here
During the photo walk this fortnight I could actually see the theatre where Karnan was being exhibited. The movie had moved from the newer cinemas to the old Mahalakshmi Talkies (yes, talkies) on Strahans Road, Perambur barracks (Pattalam).
I am amused that the term Talkies which was common during my college days is still in use.Some cinemas were always referred as talkies (Kapali, Broadway, Murugan, Star, MahaLakshmi) while the newer ones were called cinema or theatre.
See Star Talkies blog: Click here for that story.
Did you know that while Raja Harischandra was the first silent Indian movie, Alam Ara (1931) was the first Indian talkie? It was immediately followed by Kalidas in Tamil / Telugu.
The day may not be far when this cinema hall may also be pulled down.