Kashmir’s first multiplex screens Lal Singh Chaddha on opening day

Srinagar, Sep 20: Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha on Tuesday inaugurated the valley’s first multiplex in Sonawar space of the town, ending the three-decade wait of the film buffs to observe their favorite stars on the large display.

“Inaugurated INOX multiplex theatre in Srinagar. Congratulations to the individuals, Sh. Vijay Dhar & INOX Group. A significant socio-economic revolution is sweeping via J&Ok within the final 3 years,” Sinha tweeted quickly after inaugurating the multiplex.

He stated, “It’s a reflection of a brand new daybreak of hope, goals, confidence and aspirations of individuals.” The mulitplex administration held a particular screening of Aamir Khan-starrer ‘Lal Singh Chaddha’ after the inauguration ceremony.

The common exhibits will begin from September 30 with the screening of Vikram Vedha, starring Hrithik Roshan and Saif Ali Khan.

The primary multiplex in Kashmir may have three film theatres with a complete capability of 520 seats. The premises can even have a meals court docket aimed toward selling the native delicacies.

The opening of the multiplex, which will probably be operated by INOX, comes shut on the heels of the Lieutenant Governor inaugurating multipurpose cinema halls — one every within the twin Pulwama and Shopian districts.

The cinema halls have reopened within the valley after three a long time as theatre house owners downed their shutters within the Valley on account of threats and assaults by militants in 1989-90.

The Valley had seen practically a dozen stand-alone cinema halls functioning until the late Eighties, however they needed to wind up companies after two militant outfits threatened the house owners.

Although authorities made makes an attempt to reopen a few of the theatres within the late Nineties, militants thwarted such efforts by finishing up a lethal grenade assault on Regal Cinema within the coronary heart of Lal Chowk in September 1999.

Two different theatres — Neelam and Broadway — had opened their doorways however needed to shut enterprise on account of poor response. (Businesses)

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