Talkies - An old cinema exhibit in Chennai

Sep 01, 2018 - Sep 15, 2018Time not available
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British Council presents Talkies - An old cinema exhibit in Chennai from 1st September to 15th September.

It is an opening talk and a 10 day photo exhibit that showcases the nostalgia of the past years of cinema. From the silent era to the current digital age in Cinema, the theatres of Tamil Nadu that remain carry the history of Tamil cinema and have played a very important role for the locals. The movie halls functioned as a place where people could get together with a common purpose of entertainment without the distinction of caste, class, and religion; they were the first democratic space for the locals.


British Council and Balaji Maheshwar, with an objective to connect people through arts, is using the medium of photography and presenting a photography exhibition on old Tamil Nadu cinema which will document the present and transient state of the once glorious cinema hall. This will be kick-started through an opening talk by Balaji Maheshwar.

Date for talk: Saturday 1 September 2018

Timings: 4.00 pm to 5.30 pm.

Registrations for the talk are open for all at INR 200, early registrations will get priority

Date for exhibition: 1st September to 15th September

Venue: 737, Anna Salai, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600002

Entry: free. Prior registration required

For Queries please write to 

Phone: 91 6383 135 139 737, Anna Salai Chennai Entry Criteria: Free Not Available
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