The photograph of Globe cinema which Rishi posted is very stunning.  I never thought I would ever see a photo of this cinema.  The building did undergo some changes from 1930 to the time that I remember it.  I was fourteen years old (1975) and was a student of National High School which was near the hospital in New Amsterdam.  We were on school holidays and my mother had promised to take me and the neighbors’ kids to see  the 1:00pm showing of “Prem Kahani” at the Globe cinema in New Amsterdam on Saturday.  We lived in Reliance, Canje.  All my excitement was dashed when on Saturday morning we heard on the radio that the Globe cinema was completely destroyed by fire the night before.  I can never forget the disappointment of that day.

Ms. Sally Hamid