It was before CD revolution. We had to update, every now and then, the information on the venues of foreign language movie screenings in the city. It was a method to keep ourselves busy. These films also offered us something to talk about always.
Here are the addresses of some venues which I frequently visit in Delhi.
72, Lodhi Estate.
Who is permitted?: One who has taken membership (free) in French Ciné Club. You can avail it by applying in a white paper to the office at this address.
A member of FIRC or French Culture Center, 2, Aurangazeb Rd. is allowed to borrow French Film CDs from FIRC library.
Screenings: Every friday 5.30 pm and 7 pm at 72, Lodhi Estate.
Iranian Film Club is associated, though not a part of, Iranian Culture House, Tilak Marg
Who is permitted?: Get a free membership by writing to email@example.com
Screenings: Most screenings are in India Habitat Center. Not on regular schedules.
Italian Culture Institute
Nyaya Marg, Chanakyapuri
Who is permitted?: Get a membership from the institute paying Rs.400/- as an yearly payment. You will also have access to the Institute library, Cafeteria etc. A member will also be allowed to watch Italian movies of your choice individually in the multimedia room of the institute.
Screenings: Every wednesday at 7 pm
Max Mueller Bhavan, Kasturbha Gandhi marg
Who is permitted?: Entry free, no membership required
Screenings: Generally on every friday at 6 pm
Hungarian Culture Centre
Who is permitted?: Members (membership free)
Screenings: Generally on every Thursday