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Pandemic Accelerates India's Cinema Woes03:48
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Edged out by multiplexes, India's iconic, old-fashioned single-screen theatres have been struggling financially for decades.

COVID-19 lockdowns have sped up their demise — and many ornate cinemas are now closing forever.

NPR's Sushmita Pathak has the report.

This segment aired on July 14, 2021.

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