Work on 10 new mini cinema halls to begin by October this year
GUWAHATI: Construction works to open 10 new mini cinema halls across the state are expected to begin in full swing by October this year.
Out of those halls, 5 will be new and 5 existing halls will be renovated.
The government has already sanctioned Rs 5 crore in the first phase to set up the halls, which will have a seating capacity of 250 to 300 each.
Assam State Film (Finance and Development) Corporation (ASFFDC) chairman Jatin Bora told G Plus, “The government has shown interest in reviving the Assamese film industry and has sanctioned Rs 5 crore to set up the new halls across the state.
“We have not finalised the locations of the halls yet. But, Rs 50 lakh will be provided to build a new hall and Rs 25 lakh to renovate an old hall.”
The sanctioned money will be equally distrusted among 10 beneficiaries, who will have to bear the additional cost if their budget is more than the cost specified by the government.
Bora also informed that proposals for opening of 35 cinema halls across Assam have been received.