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The Imperial revisited, Flatpack Festival 9th September

9th September

The Imperial revisited

Across the road from Moseley Road Baths once stood the Imperial, a cinema which was at the heart of the local community in the 60s and 70s. This evening we’ll be taking a trip back to the golden age of Hindi cinema, with classic songs from the likes of Mohammed Rafi and Asha Bhosle along with two rarely-seen BBC films, both from 1973:

  • A Touch of Eastern Promise 1973
    Half hour drama about a boy who meets his favourite star, filmed at the Imperial itself and featuring many locals as extras in the audience.
  • Bombay Superstar – 1973 Directors James Kenelm Clarke and Harry Weisbloom
    A documentary focussing on the late actor Rajesh Khanna, at the height of his fame. Also includes interviews with Shashi Kapoor and Mumtaz, and footage of Khanna’s surprise wedding to Dimple Kapadia.

Flatpack is a mobile arts organisation which exists to show amazing work, bring people together and develop new ideas.

Presented in association with Birmingham Indian Film Festival

More about Flatpack Festival here 


Why not come for a swim too? View our swimming timetable here 

Balsall Heath’s Living Room is part of the Diving In Programme funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund

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