New Theatres is emblazoned in large letters on the cinema building, whose facade suggests a collage of various materials and forms in the style of the late 1950s, while a spacious car park in front of the cinema waits for visitors.
The series Hybrid Modernism. Movie Theatres in South India examines the reception and re-interpretation of western architectural influences in South India. Haubitz and Zoche’s wonted sensitive approach and sharp observation disclose the aesthetic quality of these extraordinary buildings.
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