English films in Cantonment, giant cutouts at Urvashi: Bengaluru’s film-viewing culture
The News Minute
September 16, 2021

English films in Cantonment, giant cutouts at Urvashi: Bengaluru’s film-viewing culture

““Bengaluru was divided into Cantonment and civilian areas earlier, these were linguistically divided as well. The audiences that wanted to watch English or Hindi films would have to go to Cantonment while Urvashi Theatre was the main hub to watch Kannada films. The film-watching culture in theatres like Urvashi differed from that in the cinema halls of Cantonment,” said Sameer Raichur, as he set the premise for a talk on Bengaluru’s iconic single screen theatres. Titled ‘Silver Screen Stories’, the talk, held on Saturday, September 11, was hosted by the Museum of Art & Photography along with Heritage Beku.”

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