Hyderabad’s first 3-D cinema attracts crowds

Published October 23, 2013
The cinema, Cine Moosh, has been attracting elites, families and students since it opened to the public on Eidul Azha.  — Photo by Dawn
The cinema, Cine Moosh, has been attracting elites, families and students since it opened to the public on Eidul Azha. — Photo by Dawn

HYDERABAD: An arts and design student says it is really nice to have a 3-D cinema to revive cinema culture in Hyderabad, but she is irritated by the ticket price as not only students but many other people also find it hard to pay Rs600 for a movie ticket.

The cinema, Cine Moosh, has been attracting elites, families and students since it opened to the public on Eidul Azha. The 144-seat cinema will exhibit both 2D and 3D movies. Currently it is screening 2D movie Waar, featuring Shaan, Meesha Shafi, Ayesha Khan and Shamoon Abbasi. It is a directorial debut of Bilal Lashari.

“Well, we really enjoyed it. There is no doubt about it. But I feel a little uncomfortable with the ticket price …..Since it is the only cinema here, they are charging as high as Rs600 per person,” says Kaiful Wara, a student of the arts and design institute of Mehran University of Engineering and Technology, who had come with her friends and teachers to watch the movie on Tuesday evening.

The cinema is said to be a joint venture of several partners, who till recently ran a restaurant on the building’s ground floor. Its upper storey houses the digital cinema, located off the famous Auto Bhan, which has now emerged as an important corridor of food outlets, branded garments and shoes, offices of cellphone companies, international food restaurants and high-rise residential-cum-commercial buildings. However, shop owners are complaining about criminals, demanding extortion on the pattern of Karachi.

“The environment is good and that’s why I say it’s nice to have such a cinema and we expect more,” says Ms Wara. She says she has lately seen a movie in Bambino cinema in the city and then it is her second visit to this new digital cinema to have fun. “Cinema is an important thing for any city,” she remarks.

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