The Natraj Cinema was one of a handful across Leicester catering for Asian audiences.
It cost a million pounds to build and initially was hugely successful, as there was very little in the way of programming for Asian audiences on television and radio.
Some of the movie-goers who watched Bollywood films back then now live a stone's throw away and have fond memories of going to the cinema.
How has 100 Years of Bollywood influenced the Midlands? We see how the lucrative industry has become part of modern British culture.
A look at some of the region's well-known locations and beauty hotspots used in Indian cinema.
A beginner's guide to Bollywood - with some interesting facts even die-hard fans might not know...