How many theatres are still there in your places?For a large part of my life, that is, upto the college days, I used to live in the BHEL township at Tiruchirapalli, as my father was employed in that giant unit. Today, it has grown to even a bigger unit.
We used to have two theatres nearby. I really do not know if they still exist. In one of the theatres, it was so difficult to get a single ticket for a Hindi film called Sholay. There were mad crowds and there was no internet in those days. Even TV had come to only Mumbai and New Delhi, if I remember correct. Our neighbour got his Bajaj Scooter after a long wait.
But I remember all the fun. The big group of friends would hang around in the nearby shops for the famous "bajji" after the Marni show was over. Our parents were happy to pack us off, since we were so noisy at home during the summer holidays. I still remember, the "sofa" or "balcony" ticket would cost Rs 2/- and it was just ten pause to reach the nearest bus stop from the theatre.
Today, I had paid, prior to Corona, Rs 150 for a single ticket in the multiplex in the famous Phenix mill at Velacheri, Chennai. It was of course too good, but I would still miss all the fun as the friends are now in different parts of the world where we hardly get to meet at all. A good number are in Chennai, but that city is also becoming a city of distances.
Do you still get to see movies in such small town theatres? Where there is a laid back lifestyle, and getting a ticket to watch a movie is still quite easy?