An ode to Regal Theatre that regaled us for years

On March 31, regal theatre, a movie hall dating back to the colonial era will close down. A place, which in the course of telling stories on 70 MM, ended up having many stories of its own. On the last day, the theatre will screen two of Raj Kapoor classics Sangam and Mera Naam Joker, because the theatre had a special place in the heart of legendary filmmaker Raj Kapoor. Here are some of the moments on the last few days before closing curtains.

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The Triveni of flavours

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Let’s make a night to remember

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Flavours of the Eight Sisters of India

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UPI: United Puris of India

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Little Goa in Delhi

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The minar in the name of the medieval thieves

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Bengali phuchka in Green Park

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Cafe Dalal Street hits the bulls eye

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The story of Yo Yo Anda King

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Innovation is the only thing constant with Delhi momos

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