After serving as a cinematic landmark for fifty years, the iconic Apsara Theatre in Kozhikode is preparing to bid farewell. This beloved theatre, which has long symbolized the cultural essence of Kozhikode, holds a special place in the hearts of Malabarians to cherish.
The theatre, started by Thomman Joseph Purakkal, was inaugurated by versatile actors Prem Nazir and Sharada in 1971. At the time of the inauguration, the Apsara, with its 70.70 mm screen, was advertised as Kerala's biggest air-conditioned theatre.
During the inauguration, Nazir also remarked that people who uphold artistic and human values should step forward in the field of cinema.
Despite facing stiff competition from new-gen multiplexes, Apsara theatre remained popular in the heart of veteran cinemaphiles in Kozhikode.