ITANAGAR: The furthest town of Northeast, Tawang usually features in the news for all the wrong reasons due to its proximity with neighbouring China. However, this time around, a breath of fresh air is coming its way. The remote town is all set to get its first-ever movie theatre by November 20 this year with a seating capacity of 80. The local population is elated after hearing this good news.
The movie theatre will be fully air-conditioned and it will be constructed by Jadooz, a start-up founded by Rajiv Nehra. The startup aims to connect the remote towns of India in tier-2,3,4 cities. The complex will also contain additional facilities such as the likes of a virtual reality gaming zone, a 20 seater cafe, and an e-tech in an attempt to diversify the complex's portfolio. The start-up is planning to open seven more theatre halls in the remote state of Arunachal Pradesh. Rajiv Nehra, Founding Managing Director Jadooz said, "The theatre is going to provide quality entertainment to the local population at an affordable rate. Each ticket will cost Rs.100 only. The theatre will also have a 'First Day First Show' facility for Bollywood movies."
The year 2006 was a landmark year for the state. It is because the state joined the league of Indian Cinema with its first feature film being shot in Tawang town. Watching movies on laptops and in the projector of conference halls was the only way out for the locals to watch movies. Unfortunately, that had also stopped after Covid-19 struck the state and a stringent lockdown was imposed in the state as a result.
With a population of 50,000, Tawang is situated at an elevation of 3,048 meters. It roughly lies 16 km south of the Line of Actual Control with China thereby making it the furthest town of the Northeastern region.
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