South India's Old-Fashioned Cinemas
on 17 June 2015
Between 2010 and 2013, artists Stefanie Zoche and the late Sabine Haubitz traveled to South India (and seemingly back in time) to photograph the country's multitude of old-fashioned theaters. Each cinema they captured "displays an unusual mixture of Modernism, local architectural elements, a strong use of color and, in the case of some older cinema halls, of Art Deco," writes the duo. The retro theaters could easily fit into a scene from a Wes Anderson film and, in a world where monstrous entertainment complexes are constantly popping up, they’re a romantic reminder of simpler times.