Pictures from Arshad cinema in Peshawar, where a ticket costs only 200 Pakistani Rupees ($2) for a show. - Photos and text by Reuters

A man stands in front of poster of Pashto movies at Arshad cinema.
A man stands in front of poster of Pashto movies at Arshad cinema.
A man sorts Pashto movie roles in a room at Arshad cinema in Peshawar February 14, 2013. A movie ticket costs 200 Pakistani Rupees ($2) for a show.
A man sorts Pashto movie roles in a room at Arshad cinema in Peshawar February 14, 2013. A movie ticket costs 200 Pakistani Rupees ($2) for a show.
A man stands in front of a screen showing a Pashto movie at Arshad cinema in Peshawar February 14, 2013.
A man stands in front of a screen showing a Pashto movie at Arshad cinema in Peshawar February 14, 2013.
A huge poster of a Pashto movie Kaki Jaan is displayed at Arshad cinema in Peshawar February 14, 2013.
A huge poster of a Pashto movie Kaki Jaan is displayed at Arshad cinema in Peshawar February 14, 2013.
A worker prepares a projector before the start of a Pashto movie at Arshad cinema in Peshawar February 14, 2013.
A worker prepares a projector before the start of a Pashto movie at Arshad cinema in Peshawar February 14, 2013.
A worker checks a strip of a Pashto movie before loading it into a projector at Arshad cinema.
A worker checks a strip of a Pashto movie before loading it into a projector at Arshad cinema.
A man sits under a poster of a Pashto movie Pakhory Badmash (Peshawari Hoodlums) at Arshad cinema in Peshawar.
A man sits under a poster of a Pashto movie Pakhory Badmash (Peshawari Hoodlums) at Arshad cinema in Peshawar.
A man walks past posters of Pashto movies at the entrance of Arshad cinema.
A man walks past posters of Pashto movies at the entrance of Arshad cinema.

Comments (3) (Closed)


AKA Joly
Feb 15, 2013 08:29pm
In Pakistan, most of these regional language movies are not Films, but soft porn. Sorry to say
Edwardian
Feb 16, 2013 12:22pm
After burning down of Shama Cinema few months ago, the media portrayed that as a tragedy and a cultural place had been destroyed. Shama cinema in Peshawar was always famous for such kind of films. I guess the influential political family who runs the destroyed cinema may have collected funds from the government to restore in the name of cultural heritage.
aabdul
Feb 17, 2013 05:20am
These Pashto movies are so vulgar. I wonder why Pakistanis say Bollywood movies are vulgar.