Starting from the early 1900s, the city of Bombay gave birth to a number of talkies, which in course of time hosted an array of motion pictures, thus celebrating the magic of Bollywood. A celebration that came alive every Friday with a movie release. With time and the advent of the multiplex culture promising premium services, these single-screen theatres struggled to survive.
This walk is not air-conditioned nor do we get to eat popcorn, but we are definitely going the see the buildings where people cheered for the golden feature films of the past at Grant Road. From one-rupee tickets, projectors, reels, red carpets, posters, tiny box offices and curtains down to the nostalgia that still lingers in these halls of fame, this walk will take you through it all.
This guided tour is free.