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A staff member ties the entrance curtain after a show as cutouts of... News Photo 167112136Arts Culture and Entertainment,Bollywood,Center,Curtain,Cut Out,Entrance,Film Industry,Ground,Horizontal,India,Kajol Devgn,Mumbai,Occupation,Organized Group,Show,Sunny Deol,Tent,TiesPhotographer INDRANIL MUKHERJEECollection: AFP 2013 AFPA staff member ties the entrance curtain after a show as cut-outs of Bollywood actor-director Raj Kapoor (L), Sunny Deol (C) and Kajol are seen at the Anup Touring Talkies tent cinema at a ground in central Mumbai on April 19, 2013. To mark 100 years of Indian Cinema, a Marathi film 'Touring Talkies' is being screened in a makeshift tent theatre just like the days of yore, in its pre-multiplex and pre-single screen glory dating back 50 years. The tents, keeping in mind modern audiences, will have plush seating, air conditioning and popcorn and cola alongside fresh sugar-cane juice, roasted groundnuts and gram and pickle and other tit-bits. The cinema will screen four shows per day for a week. The idea of touring talkies was the brainchild of the doyne of Indian cinema, Dadasaheb Phalke, after he saw the British watching movies in tents. The touring cinema would travel through rural India and screen movies in makeshifts tents. At present, one can only find these talkies - whose sweltering tents and basic facilities contrast with the plush, air-conditioned multiplexes springing up in Indian cities, during Jatras (village fairs) in the interiors of the state. AFP PHOTO/ INDRANIL MUKHERJEE (Photo credit should read INDRANIL MUKHERJEE/AFP/Getty Images)