Multiplex in Kashmir: After three decades, once again a crowd of people watching cinema halls will gather in the valley. It is starting from Tuesday (September 20). And after 32 years in the valley, it will start with Aamir Khan’s film ‘Laal Singh Chaddha’. Earlier, due to the terror of terrorist organizations in the valley, people here had stopped going to theaters and cinema halls were also closed here.
In the 90s, when terrorism was spreading in Kashmir, even Kashmiri citizens had stopped watching cinema in cinema halls, in the shadow of terror, cinema halls gradually closed down.
Till the 1980s, there used to be about a dozen single screen theaters in the Valley. Due to the constant threats from terrorist organizations, the owners of the cinema halls had closed the business.
In the late 90s, an attempt was made to open some cinema halls, but in September 1999, terrorists attacked the Regal cinema hall in Lal Chowk with a grenade. Due to this attack, attempts to open a cinema hall in Srinagar were foiled. The freedom of entertainment that the terrorism of the people of Kashmir took away, now once again Srinagar is going to live the same freedom.
Multiplex in Kashmir after 3 decades
Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha inaugurated a cinema hall in South Sopian district where children watched the film for the first time in theatres. The first joy of entertainment appeared in the eyes of these children. The first multiplex is opening in Shivpora, Srinagar from Tuesday (September 20) where the people of Kashmir will be able to enjoy the entertainment of films in theatres.
Vijay Dhar, owner of Inox Multiplex, Srinagar, while talking to Aaj Tak said, “I should give the same facility to the children and elderly people of theaters in Jammu or in Delhi. The government and security forces this time in Kashmir. We are giving full security to the cinema halls so that this time the terror does not take people away from the entertainment of the cinema.”