Lt . Governor of Jammu and Kashmir Manoj Sinha inaugurated the first multiplex screen in Srinagar recently. After more than 3 decades the audience of the region will be able to watch movies on the big screen, designed by INOX Kashmir’s first multiplex. The first multiplex in Kashmir has three movie theatres with a total capacity of 520 seats.
Amir khan’s starrer “Lal Singh Chaddha “ was screened for the audience on the inaugural day of the theatre.
However, the regular shows will only start for the audience from 30th of Sept 2022. These cinema halls will have the same facilities as comparable to any of the big cities like Delhi, Mumbai, or Chennai.
Two movies Hrithik Roshan-Saif Ali Khan’s Vikram Vedha and Mani Ratnam’s Ponniyin Selvan will open for screening for the audience in the multiplex at the new Inox center in the Shivpora area.
The cinemas were closed in the Kashmir valley in the 1990s when terrorism raised its ugly head in the valley. Various efforts were made to restart the cinemas in the valley but were unsuccessful because of the extremism.
Now, the administration plans to have cinema halls in all ten districts of Kashmir.
Lt. Governor also mentioned that according to the new film policy in the past few months many movies are now being shot in the valley. He added that land for film city in the valley has been earmarked, and an official announcement will be made in the next few months”.
The manager of the INOX cinema Vikas Dhar said that the return of the cinema to the big screen will prove to be a major milestone in the development of Kashmir. The filmmakers from all over the country are seeking permission to shoot in Kashmir. The local people and artists will also get the work.
Lt. governor had also inaugurated multi-purpose cinema halls in the twin districts of Pulwama and Shopian on September 19.