Imphal, December 7, 2017: The inaugural function of Thangal Cinema was held yesterday at Dolby Digital Pro-Logic Movie Theatre at Thangal Bazar with honourable Rajya Sabha MP, Shri K Bhabananda Singh as the chief guest and director of IPR, Meghachandra Kongbam as the president.
Thangal Cinema was launched with the sole purpose of encouraging cinema-lovers of Manipur to watch more films and to strive hard for development of Manipuri cinema at a much higher level apart from just promoting cinema in the market. Dolby Digital Pro-Logic movie theatre will screen South Indian, Manipuri & selected English movies apart from its plans to conduct film appreciation sessions, seminars & State Level Film related quiz for movie lovers of all age groups.
Three shows are scheduled daily, the morning show at 11am, the afternoon show at 2 pm & the evening show at 5 pm. Thangal Cinema also offers a striking, attractive offer in which movie watchers can collect 15 used tickets, get 1 green card and enjoy 3 shows free of cost. Further, a green card holder can avail of the facility to get 1 mobile handset absolutely free after collecting 15 green cards in total.
Shri K Bhabananda said that he appreciates the concept of promoting cinema through the newly launched cinema hall even though he is hardly an expert in the area of films. He said, “The arrival of a film craze in the state today with the filmstars considered as icons is really a good sign for the development of Manipuri cinema.” He also appealed to those concerned who are banning Hindi films for quite a long time to reconsider their decisions for the larger cause of the movie-loving public of Manipur.
Meghachandra Kongbam said that cinema is one of the most important media of mass communication and its utility in the society as a tool of education and entertainment cannot be ignored. Cinema is a very powerful audio-visual medium in the global arena for screening movies and halls are essential, he noted.
Manager-in-chief of Thangal Cinema, Bishwamitra said that it is pathetic to see practices of piracy reduce a 10 lakh budget film to merely Rs.10 in the streets.
TNT News with inputs from Imphal Free News