After my Old Delhi cinema halls post I remembered a theater that lay along my usual commute in Delhi when I was younger. The cinema hall was called Shalimar, located the Siddharth Enclave area near Ashram Chowk, and in my memory resembled a large shed with sloping asbestos (?) sheet roofing. I used to notice it often when passing over the flyover between Ashram Chowk and Bhogal/Jangpura. That flyover is still part of my usual commute, but I haven’t seen the theater since sometime in the 1980s or 90s.
I realized that this is simply because 4-story residences have been built along the flyover, obscuring views of the hall, and that it still exists. I decided to visit it and see what it looks like today. Turns out the theater is not in operation anymore, and lies disused other than as a parking lot. Luckily the interiors were accessible, but have been entirely stripped. Here are a few photos.