Srinagar, After nearly 30 years in the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir, people will again be able to enjoy watching movies by going to the theater. Lt Governor Manoj Sinha inaugurated multiplexes each in Pulwama and Shopian on Sunday. With this, now the people of Jammu and Kashmir will be able to watch sitting movies in theatres. After the opening of cinema halls in two cities, it was said by the administration that cinema halls will be inaugurated soon in Anantnag, Srinagar, Bandipora, Ganderbal, Doda, Rajouri, Poonch, Kishtwar and Reasi.
After the inauguration of the multiplex, the office of Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha tweeted on Sunday and said – Today is a historic day for the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir. The multipurpose cinema halls in Pulwama and Shopian will provide facilities ranging from screening of films as well as infotainment and skilling of the youth. The multiplex in Srinagar is going to open on Tuesday, in which a special screening of Aamir Khan’s film Lal Singh Chaddha will be held.
Attempts were made earlier to open theaters in the Kashmir Valley but were foiled by terrorists. Authorities attempted to reopen some theaters in the late 1990s, but such attempts were thwarted by terrorists in September 1999 by a grenade attack on the Regal Cinema in the heart of Lal Chowk.