temporary cinemas in delhi
6th September, 2012, New Delhi, India. Bhojpuri film poster at the Hans Cinema in Azadpur, New Delhi, India
This 'temporary cinema' (one of 5 still remaining in Delhi) began as a tin structure in the 1950's and thrives by continuing to provide affordable entertainment (the cheapest ticket costing a mere Rs 20 and a prized balcony seat available at Rs 50.) to people belonging to economically weaker sections in the face of the onslaught of much more expensive multiplexes where seats usually cost Rs 250 rising to over a thousand. The cinema shows mainly Bhojpuri films. Its owner converted it to a concrete structure in 1987 and though they have a permanent licence to operate are not able to further upgrade the facilities due to their non-inclusion in the Master Plan 2021.
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