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May 2, 2009

OTC Road - Chickpet Stretch




Time Travel. Now playing at Vijayalakshmi Talkies, Chickpet


Old Taluk Catchery Road or OTC Road has a special place in Benglur's short history. It was what South Parade or MG Road was to the Cantonment. It stretched from Cottonpet to Corporation (George Oakes Building) and here in Chickpet, it's known plainly as Chickpet.

The oldest surviving theater in this part of town is the Vijayalakshmi Talkies. And if you are a Dr Rajkumar fan who loves to see his larger-than-life presence on a big screen, this is where you should go. This week you can take a trip back to 1985 and watch the movie Dhruva Taare. Time travel is cheap too. A front row seat will cost you Rs 21/-; balcony: Rs 30/-

The poster outside the theater says that the movie will be preceded by the 'Indian News Trailor'! When was the last time that was ever played in a movie theater?








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30 select photographs from this blog are on display until May 31st '09. If you happen to be in that part of town, please do walk in look at their 'Art Wall'.
     

3 comments:

Keshav Kulkarni said...

I can even feel the smell of the cinema theatre!
Keshav

avinash said...

This theater is really close to my heart. "Guns of Navarone", played here for almost a year or two and was waiting eagerly during my school days for the annual trip to bangalore to watch the movie.

wat a demoralizer, as then the talkies did not have a 70mm projector. :(
imagine watching GoN in 35mm?

Vijay said...

aaah..Vijaylakshmi theater..many a morning spent there (instead of college).In the old days morning shows were always English...

Like Bangalore Autodrivers I can only take you to places I like to go.

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