Jammu and Kashmir / Kashmir multiplex theatre inox lt gen manoj sinha srinagar lal singh chadda vikram vedha

Zoom News : Sep 20, 2022, 12:01 PM
Jammu and Kashmir | Kashmir is going to get a big gift of entertainment after nearly three decades. On Tuesday, Lieutenant General Manoj Sinha inaugurated the first multiplex of the valley. On Sunday too, Sinha had opened cinema halls in South Kashmir's Shopian and Pulwama districts. It is reported that the premiere of Aamir Khan starrer 'Lal Singh Chaddha' will start at this multiplex of INOX chain.

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This multiplex will have three screens, where 522 spectators will be able to enjoy the film at a time. First, Aamir Khan's film 'Lal Singh Chaddha', which was partially shot in Kashmir itself, will be screened here. This will be followed by the release of Saif Ali Khan and Hrithik Roshan's Vikram Vedha on 30 September. At present, the plan is to run three shows a day between 9 am and 6 pm. Later changes will be made based on the number of viewers.

History of Cinemas

Efforts were made to open some theaters even in the time of 1990. However, the efforts were not completely successful due to terrorism. In September 1999, terrorists attacked the Regal Cinema at Lal Chowk with a grenade. It is said that there were about a dozen cinemas in the valley till the 80s, but the owners were closed due to threats from terrorists.

Project Chairman Vijay Dhar said that youth should get the same facilities regarding cinema, which they get outside Kashmir. He said, 'We have seen that for 30 years no such thing had happened here. So why didn't we think? Then we started. Youth should get the facilities in cinema which they get in Jammu or other cities of the country.

Terming the occasion as "historic", Sinha told reporters in Pulwama, "We will soon set up such multipurpose cinema halls in every district of Jammu and Kashmir. Today I dedicate such cinema halls to the youth of Pulwama and Shopian. He said that cinema halls would soon be inaugurated in Anantnag, Srinagar, Bandipora, Ganderbal, Doda, Rajouri, Poonch, Kishtwar and Reasi. Asked if the government wanted to give any message from this, Sinha said, "There is no message.