There were cinema theaters in Jammu and Kashmir till 1980. However, all cinema halls were closed down in the 1990s due to the rise of terrorism. With this, the people of Jammu and Kashmir were deprived of entertainment.
Jammu and Kashmir: Cinema theaters that were closed almost three decades ago due to terrorism have reopened in Jammu and Kashmir. Jammu and Kashmir Lt. Governor Manoj Sinha inaugurated multi-purpose cinema halls in Pulwama and Sopia and watched the movie. The governor said that such malls will be made available in every district of Jammu in the future. Anantnag, Srinagar, Bandipora, Ganderbal, Doda, Rajouri, Poonch, Kishtwar, Riasi will start soon. Officials said that special arrangements have been made for infotainment and skill development along with film screening here. Also, the first Inox multiplex will open next week. This theater with a capacity of 520 seats is located in Somwar area of Srinagar. Three screens have been installed in this.
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. pic.twitter.com/QraMhHXSuN
— Office of LG J&K (@OfficeOfLGJandK) September 18, 2022
There were cinema theaters in Jammu and Kashmir till 1980. However, all cinema halls were closed down in the 1990s due to the rise of terrorism. With this, the people of Jammu and Kashmir were deprived of entertainment. After that the authorities tried to open them again. However, that attempt failed in 1999 when terrorists launched a grenade attack on the Regal Theater in Lalchowk, Srinagar. Since then, the people of Jammu and Kashmir have been deprived of entertainment.
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