Mekala Theatre faces demolition

posted by Michael Zoldessy on April 10, 2009 at 7:39 am

CHENNAI, INDIA — A local favorite for generations, the Mekala Theatre has closed and might be torn down.

Movie buffs are unlikely to cheer as the curtains have finally come down at the Mekala theatre. For decades, it was a popular theatre
for residents in Purasawalkam and Kilpauk.

“I remember it being around even in 1958. Mekala is one of the oldest theatres,” said Film News' Anandhan. “It used to screen MGR films, and families used to throng the place. It had stopped screening films couple of years ago and was not listed as a theatre. It is sad that so many theatres are coming under the bulldozers,” he added.

Read more at the Times of India.

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