Now Showing at Plaza: Ghost.
Like many Benglureans, I have spent a sinful amount of time in the darkness of Plaza, one of Benglur's oldest movie theaters, while our teachers and lecturers were busy shouting hoarse to an almost empty class. Today, it's Plaza that's empty.
Before a show began at Plaza, an old man, who seemed to be as old as the theater itself, used to go around closing the wooden shutters. That ritual doesn't happen anymore.
However, light beams continue to stream in from the holes where the projector used to be. Minus the whirring sound. Plaza is now an empty shell, stripped of all the seats and curtains. However, a few memories from the past remain.
Above: Signs from the past.
Below: Not for sale. A sign from a very recent past when land grabbers ruled Benglur.
Right now, the plot where Plaza sits is under litigation. After all, the plot sits bang opposite the upcoming MG Road Namma Metro station. So before your say "A Prayer for the Dying" (probably the last movie played here - see last picture), watch out for a rebirth.