CINEMA HALLS

  • Incentives on to offer to shoot in J&K, but cinema halls shut in Kashmir Valley November 27, 2014

    Srinagar: In an effort to boost tourism in Jammu and Kashmir, both the People's Democratic Party and National Conference have offered special incentives to filmmakers to shoot in the state even though no cinema halls are allowed to operate in Kashmir valley. Critically-acclaimed Bollywood movie 'Haider' was based on Kashmir and...
  • TN: Petrol bombs hurled at 2 theatres scheduled to screen Vishwaroopam January 30, 2013

    Chennai: Tension prevailed in Tamil Nadu over 'Vishwaroopam' as protestors hurled petrol bombs at two theatres in the Ramanathapuram district. The two theatres were scheduled to screen Vishwaroopam. There were reports of petrol bombs being hurled at theatres in Chennai and other areas across Tamil Nadu. This came even as actor...
  • Mumbai: Teenager stabbed to death at cinema hall January 15, 2013

    Mumbai: A 60yearold man allegedly stabbed a teenager to death after an argument at the ticket counter of a movie theatre in Mumbai. The victim, Ajay Khamkar, and his elder brother had an argument with the accused in the ticket queue. The accused went to a nearby coconut vendor, came...
  • Uphaar case: CJ Neelam fights for justice June 18, 2012

    15 years after the Uphaar fire tragedy, families of the victims are still fighting for justice. ...
  • Cinema halls to remain shut on February 23 February 21, 2012

    Varanasi: Almost 12,000 movie halls across the country will remain shut on February 23 to protest against the proposed service tax. President of Film Federation Of India (FFI) Vinod Lamba said that with the help of Minister of Information and Broadcasting Ambika Soni a meeting was arranged with Finance Minster Pranab...
  • Mullaperiyar: TN theatres to be shut on Dec 15? December 9, 2011

    Chennai: Two different associations of theatre owners in Tamil Nadu have sent out mixed signals on whether or not cinemas will be shut on Dec 15 on the Mullaperiyar Dam issue. One says they will and the other says they won't. R Panneerselvam, president of the Tamilnadu Theatre Owners Association...
  • Single screen cinemas to go on strike March 18, 2011

    Mumbai: Single screen cinema halls in Maharashtra will go on a one week strike from March 25th to demand the reduction or abolishment of entertainment tax. "Yes, we are going on a strike because we want to protest against the huge entertainment tax that we pay. We want it to get...
  • Halls won't screen Marathi films, cops suspend license April 29, 2008

    Mumbai: Police have suspended licenses of 34 cinema halls for not screening the stipulated number of Marathi films. This, after the state government issued show cause notices to 79 of the 138 movie theatres in Maharashtra. Cinema theatres in the state are bound to screen Marathi movies for minimum of...
  • 50 kids held for watching porn film December 15, 2006

    Patna: Around 50 children were arrested in a Bihar town for watching a blue film in a cinema hall on Friday. Three staff of the cinema hall were also arrested for showing the film to the children. Police raided Motimahal cinema hall in Ara town and arrested the children. "The children...
  • Diwali releases outnumber TN halls October 13, 2006

    Chennai: Like in Mumbai, Diwali in Tamil Nadu is an auspicious time for filmmakers. The anticipation levels are high with films like Ajith's Varalaru. Sarath Kumar's 100th film Thalaimagan and Silambarasan's Vallavan in line for this years Diwali releases. The fact that there are at least eight films that are...