Film Club at IIT Madras was started in November of the year 1961 (information courtesy Prof. Kolar, IIT Madras Heritage Center). It was started due to the enthusiasm of Mr. Pritam Lal Kapur (BT 1960-65). First movie (Imitation General) was shown in the corridor of Central Workshop in October of 1961 and subsequently film club was formed. Upon completion of Open Air Theater (OAT) in 1962, Film Club started screening movies in OAT. Historically, we used to show mostly English movies. Of late, due to popular demand, we show regional language movies also.
How to Get Your Film Club Membership Card:
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