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Kashmir’s first-ever multiplex opens in Srinagar today after 3 decades | Details

Jammu and Kashmir gets its first-ever multiplex in Srinagar, bringing back cinema halls after a gap of 3 decades. Check all the details here.

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Kashmir’s first-ever multiplex to open in Srinagar today after 3 decades | Details
Kashmir’s first multiplex in Srinagar will be opened on Tuesday. (Picture credits: India Today)

In Short

  • Kashmir's first-ever multiplex opens in Srinagar today
  • The multiplex designed by INOX have a seating capacity of at least 520 people
  • J&K L-G Manoj Sinha on Sunday inaugurated multipurpose cinema halls in Pulwama and Shopian

By India Today Web Desk: Jammu and Kashmir lieutenant governor Manoj Sinha inaugurated Kashmir’s first multiplex in Sonwar area of Srinagar on Tuesday. With this, cinema halls are back in Kashmir after a gap of three decades.

"Inaugurated INOX multiplex theatre in Srinagar. Congratulations to the people, Sh. Vijay Dhar & INOX Group. A major Socio-economic revolution is sweeping through J&K in the last 3 years. It is reflection of a new dawn of hope, dreams, confidence and aspirations of people", Sinha tweeted.

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The multiplex designed by INOX have three movie theatres with a total capacity of 520 seats.

(Picture credits: PTI)

The premises also has a food court aimed at promoting local cuisine. To highlight Kashmir's art and design, a Kashmiri wood "Khatambandh" is also used in the lobbies, giving it a Kashmiri cultural look.

The multiplex was thrown open to the public with a special screening of Aamir Khan-starrer 'Lal Singh Chaddha'.

The multiplex will be permanently stationed and the latest movies will be released for people of Kashmir to experience the same recreational facilities as they get in the rest of the country.

On December 31, 1990, all cinema halls in the Kashmir valley were closed amid spread of terrorism.

CINEMA HALLS IN PULWANA, SHOPIAN

J&K L-G, Manoj Sinha on Sunday inaugurated multipurpose cinema halls in Pulwama and Shopian. The union territory has got cinema halls after three decades and three years after the abrogation of Article 370.

In both the cinema halls, many children-oriented films, including Lal Singh Chadha, were shown on the first day of the movie screening.

After the inauguration, Sinha took to Twitter and called it a 'historic day' for J&K. "A historic day for J&K UT! Inaugurated Multipurpose Cinema Halls at Pulwama and Shopian. "It offers facilities ranging from movie screening, infotainment, and skilling of youth," the LG tweeted.

(With inputs from Ashraf Wani)

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