Since the days of veteran directors like Sohrab Modi and Mehboob Khan and actors like Raj Kapoor and Dilip Kumar, Delhi had a thriving single- screen theatre culture. While some halls reserved a box for families, others seated women in an exclusive enclosure, or reserved aisle seats for the specially-abled, or gave first preference to members of our defence forces. From Dr Rajendra Prasad, Dr Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru to Rajiv Gandhi, the Who�s Who of Indian politics too had their favourite halls. Single-screen theatres in Delhi were part of India�s freedom struggle, and a sociological phenomenon. While most �talkies� still provide the common man his preferred mode of entertainment, these halls shall soon become a thing of the past, overrun by an unrelenting multiplex boom. Delhi: 4 Shows�Talkies of Yesteryear is a clarion call to preserve Delhi�s single-screen theatre culture and the halls that are sentinels of the city�s cultural and historical heritage.