Installed at an height of 11,562 Ft, the theatre also becomes the first ever moving cinema theatre in the Union Territory of Ladakh. The inflatable theatre was installed at the NSD Grounds at Leh on Sunday, with Shri Thupstan Chewang, President, Ladakh Buddhist Association, and actor Pankaj Tripathi in attendance.
Critically acclaimed short film ‘Sekool’ (A film about the Changpa Nomads of Ladakh) helmed by Stenzin Tankong was screened at the launch of the theatre that received a roaring response and the locals were ecstatic to now have a cinema theatre in the UT. A special screening of the recently released film “Bell Bottom” shall also be held later in the evening for the Army and CISF.
Keeping in mind the current Covid protocol of utmost importance, the theatre shall currently have around 75 seats with an appropriate distance between the seats of the theatre and dividers between seats owing to the need of the hour of social distancing.
Sharing his thoughts on the same, Actor Pankaj Tripathi said “What a Beautiful initiative. Cinema reaches people in the interiors of this country. For someone like me who belongs to the film world, this comes across as such a unique and different means of film exhibition – “A Moving theatre”. Having a concept like this in a gorgeous location such as Leh, is absolutely incredible. I’ve been shooting in Leh and I’ve come across such amazing talent here. Through Picturetime’s inflatable travelling theatre people here won’t just get access to the latest films but it would also create wonderful opportunities for the talented people of Ladakh”.