Sunday, 23 September 2007

The Himalaya Palace - # 239

Continuing or little "sidestep" up to the immigrant settlement of Southall -we discover the breathtaking Himalaya Palace Cinema. The 1930s cinema was recently restored and is now the ideal place for "Bollywood" movies. Currently showing is "Marigold - where East meets West".

6 comments:

  1. Great shot of the restored cinema. Did it orignally have the tiles and dragon-looking decorations?

    About Mt. Hood (thanks for looking at my blog!), I Googled and read just a bit--it's a stratovolcano, not an active one thank goodness. I suppose I could have said I never thought I'd live within sight of volcanoes! On clear days, we have a distinct view of Mount St. Helens from my mother's bedroom window--that's the one that erupted May 18, 1980, and still vents steam and ash now and then.

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  2. That is a beautiful cinema.

    They did a good job with the restoration.

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  3. That poster for Marigold looks more Hollywood than Bollywood, don't you think?

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  4. I now found two specialised shops for Bollywood movies, within 2 minutes walk from where I live (and there is no important Indian popluation around)! The success involves not only the Indian population!
    The cinema looks very nice!

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  5. Himalaya Palace Cinema in Southall was damaged by a fire. Since it was Grade II listed building, it was restored to its former glory with specialist help and a grant of £113,500 from English Heritage in 2001.

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