The other day, MissMalini, Mike, Sharadiya and I took a road trip all the way to Borivali. Okay, I’m just being a brat. My family’s cinema, Sona Gold, is in Borivali (East) and team MissMalini made a trip to the theatre to watch Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara for the second time. While most metropolitan theatres have now switched to the digital projection system, the layman doesn’t know the difference. Well, how often has one been inside a projection room? Almost never, right? We thought it would be a good idea to show you how it all works.
My family’s cinema is in its third year of functioning and from the beginning, UFO Moviez has been providing us the films. In a digital theatre, no reels are required. A projector is set up and movies are downloaded to a server for a single viewing. Once the movie has played, it is deleted making room for the next movie. This cycle continues day in and day out. Certain wealthy people may install these projectors in their home and watch the movies at home on a Friday, just like a regular audience. Of course, they have to take care of the distribution rights and other formalities.
Projection room included, we took a mini tour of the theatre and saw some fascinating things. We checked out the box office, the storage area, the open terrace and the manager’s cabin. It was good fun playing host and sharing the experience. What do you think, did we do a good job of taking you on a virtual tour? ;)
Of course, we had a great time and spoilt ourselves silly. Resting in push back seats, we were served popcorn, samosas and drinks at our seats. Not to forget, the show was delayed by about 5 minutes until we arrived. ;) Let that be our secret! xoxo