BRV Cinema Theater British Era Bangalore, 1934 Postcard

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A 1934 photo postcard of BRV cinema theater in the time of British Era Bangalore (Bengaluru). Two British military men stand near the theater’s billboard. By the look of the smaller billboard the cinema that may have played was The DoverRoad. The BRV theater is situated at Cubbon Road.

The construction was of the Tudor style architecture. A bit similar to the Royal Palace’s construction in Bangalore itself. Originally known as IDF Hall and Warwick Majors Electric Theater. It housed regimental offices, an armory, stores, etc, in its early days. Including recreational space for theatre, reading room, billiards room, and bar. The ‘Bangalore Rifle Volunteers’ (BRV) roots go back to the 1880s. After the fourth Anglo-Mysore War, Bangalore became a Military Cantonment.

To see another post on BRV theater go to BRV Talkies Movie Theater Bangalore, 1920 Postcard.

Did you know – Bengaluru has one of the largest Military Cantonments in Southern India.

Past posts – Glimpses of India Unique Art Collection Book, By S G Thakur Singh., When The British Left India, Old Photo 1947., End Of British Raj In India Last Battalion Parade, 1948 Print.