The ongoing pandemic has affected lives in a large way, bringing several industries and businesses to a halt. Among others, the entertainment industry has also faced a huge brunt of this. The new Unlock 4.0 guidelines are out, but they hold no respite for cinema halls yet as theatre owners who have been grappling with huge losses, wait eagerly for a go-ahead from the government to resume operations. Hashtags like #SupportMovieTheatres and #SaveCinema have been trending on social media and several celebs have come out in support of theatres. Adah Sharma shares why the experience of going to watch a movie in a multiplex is special to her and the first film that she saw in a theatre.
‘I remember going to see ‘Titanic ‘ and it was a larger-than-life experience’
Adah recalls , “I think the first film that I saw in a move theatre was ‘Titanic’. It was also my first big film on the screen and it felt like a larger-than-life experience. I had gone to watch it with my mom and my friends. She also shares why she watching a film in a theatre is so special to her. “Going to movies was my only chill-out thing because I don’t party and I don’t really eat out too much. So, going to a cinema hall was my outing,” admits the actress. “My friends say I have huge stamina to watch movies – I can watch four movies back-to-back in theatres. So, if I was not shooting on a certain day, I used to start my day at 11 am, then do lunch, then go to the theatre and then next show would be at 2pm, followed by 5pm and the next at 9pm and then at the end of the day, I would still feel like, ‘Hey, I can go home and watch another film; I guess I am someone like that.”
Did she go watch a film alone or with pals? “Depends. I do like to really concentrate on a movie and I have come back from a solo movie experience and then enacted the entire movie for my friends. But I have also gone to the cinema hall with my mom and with my friends where we watched the movie together and had so much fun. I definitely miss watching movies in a theatre; I guess we all do. I think this is also something we all took for granted,” she adds.