September 26, 2020

Drive-in hall by October

Patna: Come Dussehra, residents will be able to enjoy movies at an open air movie theatre in Gandhi Maidan.

Patna divisional commissioner Anand Kishor on Friday issued directions to the Spanish firm Eptisa to complete the work related to tender and bidding in the next one month.

The plan is part of the smart city project under which an open theatre at Gandhi Maidan with sound system costing Rs 4.5 crore is planned. The concept has been taken from the open driving theatre in Ahmedabad where people go and watch movies in their respective cars after paying a fixed fare.

The open theatre at Gandhi Maidan would be different in that residents will not have to pay any charges.

“All work related to open air movie theatre at Gandhi Maidan would be completed by September and it will formally start by Dussehra in October,” Kishor said. “The screen would be movable; it can be moved once the show ends. No concrete or permanent structure is required for the theatre. The screen would be inflatable.”

In fact, the number of screens can be doubled by minimising size. High quality projector of 25,000 lumens will be used for screening movies. Even documentaries can be screened.

The idea is to develop Gandhi Maidan as a City Square and make the ground spread over 62 acres the most happening place in Patna.

Asked about the kind of movies screened in the open theatre, Kishor said: “There would be Bollywood films, religious films, educational films, documentaries and films related to programmes and schemes launched by the Bihar government. The short films and documentaries based on government schemes will be screened so that people of Patna can learn and know about the work being carried out by the government.”

Courtesy: The Telegraph

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