Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Thrice born

The first building at this site was a cinema named 'Globe'. It was one of the earliest theatres on Mount Road and enjoyed a pretty good run for a few decades. In the late 1970s, it was shut down and, after  a couple of years, was re-opened as the Alankar Theatre. In between, just before it shut down, it went through a re-branding, calling itself 'New Globe'.

Even its makeover into Alankar did not stop the plunge. Alankar became one of the earliest theatres on Mount Road to transform itself completely. Forsaking the silver screen, the owners went on to build a commercial complex. In naming it Prince Kushal Towers, they were probably recalling a time when this was part of Khushaldoss Chaturbujdoss' estate along Mount Road!

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