National Cinema Day 2022: What was the name of India’s first cinema hall…? Know how its status changes every year
Chaplin Cinema Or Elphinstone Picture Palace was the first cinema hall in India established by Jamsetji Ramji Madan in Kolkata in 1907. Chaplin Cinema Oldest Single Screen Movie Theater in Kolkata, West Bengal was . It was located at 5/1 Chowringhee Place. Jamsetji Ramji Madan started this cinema hall in India in 1907. But as time passed, the look of the film and cinema hall changed.
The first cinema hall was built in 1907
In 1907, Jamsetji Ramji Madan established the Elphinstone Picture Palace. Uttam Kumar’s father used to operate the projector in this theater. Later its name was changed to Minerva Cinema. Its name was changed to Chaplin by the Calcutta Municipal Corporation in the 1980s. Earlier the condition of the cinema hall was very bad. The theater was demolished by the Municipal Corporation in the year 2013 after not functioning for several years.
Cinema Hall known as Elphinstone Picture Palace
Everyone must have seen it when visiting Esplanade Kolkata, which is known as Elphinstone Picture Palace and later Chaplin Cinema. Founded by Jamsetji Ramji Madan in 1907, it is a popular venue for bio-scopes and theatre.
Later many more cinema halls were built.
After this in the year 1911 it was established in Mumbai under the name of Royal Theatre. Whereas Regal Cinema in Delhi was built in the year 1932 at Connaught Place. The first Indian owned theater ‘Getty’ was established in Madras in 1913.
movies made in multiple languages
Over time, the landscape of Indian cinema changed so much that it started attracting people to theatres. Films started being made in many languages. The popularity of Indian cinema can be gauged from the fact that every year a total of 1600 films are produced in all languages.
It was later replaced by PVR and INOX.
Initially silent films were made and then gradually came the era of talkative films and then the era of changing the form of cinema and cinema hall started. First the films were shown as plays, then they were screened. Gradually the situation changed and the producers proved it by increasing the capacity of the people in the theatre. Theaters began to grow. Then PVR and INOX took the lead from the cinema hall. Ticket prices also became just numbers.