Screening the future

Updated: 17 January, 2020 09:10 IST | The Guide Team | Mumbai

A lecture dissects how we can reimagine old cinema halls

Regal Cinema at Colaba
Regal Cinema at Colaba


It was in October last year that electronica artiste Sandunes played a stripped-down piano set at a rather offbeat venue — Liberty Cinema at Marine Lines. The Art Deco cinema was buzzing with young music buffs at their trendiest best. It was a complete re-imagining of how a single-screen movie hall can double up as a venue for other forms of entertainment. And that remains a key focus at a public lecture this evening titled, India’s Single-Screen Cinemas Reimagined and Repurposed.

The interiors of Liberty Cinema
The interiors of Liberty Cinema

Professor Mary N Woods and Vani Subramanian will deliver the talks; the former is an award-winning professor of architectural theory. The latter is a filmmaker and women’s rights activist. They will discuss the architectural resilience and socio-cultural impact of single-screen theatres in today’s context. Excerpts from a documentary they are working on about these cinemas will be screened. They will be part of a panel discussion moderated by journalist Fiona Fernandez that will also feature city chronicler Simin Patel.

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First Published: 17 January, 2020 08:01 IST

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