New Delhi, March 29, 2017: Raj Kapoor’s classics “Mera Naam Joker” and “Sangam” are two movies to be screened at the iconic Regal theatre as it brings the curtains down after an eight-decade-long golden run.
Regal is situated in the heart of Delhi, Connaught Place. It was designed by architect Walter Sykes George and opened in 1932.
Owners of the theatre were receiving lot of fan requests to screen Kapoor’s film.
“Regal has had a great association with both Prithviraj Kapoor and his son Raj Kapoor. Prithviraj used to perform all his plays in the Regal theatre and Raj Kapoor made sure to premiere all his films here. He was very attached to the theatre and Nargis also visited a lot of times with him,” owner told media.
The premiere of Rishi’s debut film as a leading man was also held at Regal Theatre. He twitted alongside a picture of the iconic cinema hall:
Demolish.Adios Regal Theatre,Delhi.A place where all the Kapoor's theatre and cinema work was seen.Had"Bobby"premiered there too! Thank you! pic.twitter.com/cpMhE5kLhS
— Rishi Kapoor (@chintskap) March 30, 2017
The theatre owners are planning to return as a multiplex but one of the owner Choudhary says they have not finalized the deal with any multiplex chains yet. He also added that “we want to return with a bang and give our audience a memorable movie watching experience”.
Currently, the theatre is playing Anushka Sharma- starrer “Phillauri” will screen “Mera Naam Joker” in the evening and “Sangam” in the night show.