CHENNAI: Photo exhibition titled Hybrid Modernisation — Movie Theatres in South India, at Woodlands Cinema, provides a glimpse into the surviving single screens theatres.
The exhibition, which was inaugurated by K T Rajenthra Bhalaji, State Minister for Information and Special Programme Implementation, on Thursday, traces the western architectural influences on theatres.
The photographs were taken by Sabine Haubitz and Stefanie Zoche, between the years 2010 and 2013, in Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh. Haubitz died in an accident early March this year, and Zoche continued the work.
The photos displayed include those of Shanti Theatre (Hyderabad), Sapthagiri Cinema (Telangana), Shanthala Theatre (Mysuru), Pankaj (Alappuzha), Pilot Theatre (Chennai), Ramu Theatre (Vellore) and Royal Theatre (Mumbai), among others.
The exhibition was organised by Goethe-Institut/Max Mueller Bhavan, in association with the 12th Chennai International Film Festival and Indo Cine Appreciation Foundation. Suhasini Maniratnam, Poornima Bhagyaraj and R Sarathkumar were also present.
The exhibition is on till January 5.