Photos: Travelling cinema brings multiplex experience to Indian hinterland
May 10, 2018 15:25 IST
To make cinema accessible to parts of the country deprived of the multiplex experience, filmmaker Satish Kaushik presents the ‘cinema on wheels’ in New Delhi —an inflatable 100ft x 100 ft mobile theatre that can be packed into a truck. Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal and Deputy CM Manish Sisodia inaugurated the theatre with a screening of the award-winning film, ‘A Billion Colour Story’ on Wednesday. (Raj K Raj / HT Photo)
The portable cinema hall has a projector, air conditioning, inflatable roofs and walls that can all be set up in 2 hours and seat 200 people. (Raj K Raj / HT Photo)
While multiplex tickets float in the 400 rupees range, a ticket at this moving theatre will be priced between Rs 35 to Rs 75 in order to make it affordable to everyone. “Why would people pay for a newcomer’s film when they can watch a Shah Rukh Khan film at the same price? This moving cinema will solve that issue,” Kaushik explained. (Raj K Raj / HT Photo)
Satish Kaushik, who co-produced the film that was screened during the inauguration said that the picture quality of the 22-ft screen was superb and even had 5.1 surround sound. Regional films, movies that don’t get a theatrical release and speeches meant for educational and governmental purposes will also be screened at this mobile theatre. (Raj K Raj / HT Photo)
Rajesh Kumar seen inside the theatre’s projection room. A brainchild of engineer and tech entrepreneur Sushil Chaudhary, who approached Kaushik with the idea, the technology solves the problem of exhibiting movies in tier 2, 3 and 4 cities, where cinema halls are scant. The moving cinema also has a live-streaming facility. (Raj K Raj / HT Photo)
about the galleryDelhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal and Deputy CM Manish Sisodia inaugurated a ‘moving theatre’ with the screening of ‘A Billion Colour Story’ at Janpath in New Delhi on Wednesday. The ‘cinema on wheels’ is an inflatable 100ft x 100 ft mobile theatre packing a world-class cinematic experience for 200 people at a time and can be set up in just 2 hours. The brainchild of engineer and tech entrepreneur Sushil Chaudhary and presented filmmaker Satish Kaushik, the project will exhibit movies in tier 2, 3 and 4 cities.