Shanthi theater is no more!!

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Friday, Dec 19, 2014

Shanthi theater is no more!!

Theater Shanthi is in Anna Salai Chennai, it has been there for over 53 years. Shivaji Ganesan bought this theater in the year of 1962, and all his films were screened in this theater which received a huge crowd and filled all the seats.

Originally the theatre was built by G.Umapathy, he is the owner of Chennai's another theater Anand. Shanthi theater was inaugurated by former Chief Minister Kamarajar, and it was the film 'Thooya Ullam' that was screened in the theater.

The theater building was renovated in the year 2005. Rajini's 'Chandramukhi' ran for a tremendous 888 days in this theater, and the digitized version of Shivaji's film Karnan ran for 50 days in the same theater.

In Chennai, theaters like: Paragon, Chitra, Wellington, Alankar, Anand, Sabayar, Blue diamond, Emerald, Sungaiti, Uma Megala, Rakki, Bhuvaneshwari, Vasanti, Rajakumari, and Nagesh were either demolished or turned into apartment buildings.

Shanthi theater is turning into a shopping complex, and it will contain four screens.

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