This venue boasted a variety of events, including plays in English, Western classical music concerts, and ballroom dances.
Tamil cinema later had a profound effect on other filmmaking industries of India, establishing Madras (now Chennai) as a secondary hub for Hindi cinema, other South Indian film industries, as well as Sri Lankan cinema.
Over the last quarter of the 20th century, Tamil films from India established a global presence through distribution to an increasing number of overseas theatres in Singapore, Sri Lanka, Malaysia, Japan, the Middle East, parts of Africa, Oceania, Europe, and North America. Hariharan,cheyyar first screened a selection of silent short films at the Victoria Public Hall in Madras.
GPC functioned as a film school and its alumni included names such as Sundara Rao Nadkarni and Jiten Banerji.
The studio of GPC was housed in the Chellapalli bungalow on Thiruvottiyur High Road in Madras.
Many drama halls had come up in the city where short silent films were screened in the afternoon and plays were enacted in the night.