Survival of Single Screen Theatre in Chandigarh
Multiplexes are getting popular among people these days. But the craze for single-screen cinemas in the past years is unmatched. The excitement of watching a movie in a theatre in Chandigarh used to be extremely high. It had a different vibe. Many of those single-screen cinemas have now been closed or are struggling. There are only a few of them left in Chandigarh that is still surviving.
Neelam theatre had seen its glory days in the early 2000s. Now, not a lot of audience comes to it and other theatres like Bassi in Mohali or Kiran theatre, these days. It is good for the people who still like to watch movies in an old-fashioned way as the ticket lines are not long anymore. The old single-screen movie theatres in Chandigarh are a go-to option for the people belonging to the economically weaker sections. They can not afford the expensive tickets of the multiplexes so prefer to go to the old cinema halls.
Theatres transformed into multiplexes
- Dhillon Theatre is now transformed into the Fun Republic. It was the first movie theatre in Chandigarh that got converted into a mall with a multiplex.
- Piccadilly Theatre in Chandigarh is now Piccadilly Square. It was constructed in 18975 and was considered to be one of the best theatres in Chandigarh. It was then renovated in 2008 and converted into a multiplex cinema.
Single screen theatres were a great source of entertainment during the olden days. Even though their popularity has decreased, these theatres still have a place in the hearts of the people who have had a great time watching movies there.