Soft opening held on Tuesday
Smruti Cinema, which was closed for a little over six months now, is all set to open and entertain the Nagpurians with a new name Buty Cineplex.
With the lease coming to an end, the owners of the theatre Butys took back the possession and decided to run the theatre on their own. It was closed since September 1 last year. The Buty family was also waiting for the new licence, it is learnt.
The soft opening of the new theatre was held on Tuesday with a charity show held for some under privileged children of NMC run schools. Special screening of Uri: The Surgical Strike was held for them. Another special show for the jawans of Indian Air Force and Army will be held on Wednesday. Around 500-600 jawans are expected to turn up for the show on Wednesday, informed owner Vikram Buty.
The theatre has undergone a complete makeover during the last six months. It has now got an ultra modern 5.1 Dolby sound system and a 2 K Bar projector. This will enable screening of 3D films in the theatre.
Apart from this, the entire carpeting of the theatre has been changed, refurbishing work, acoustics and changing the seats have also been undertaken, informed Mr. Buty.
The theatre will start is commercial operations from Thursday with screening of Akshay Kumar starrer Kesari. Asked whether crowed would turn up on Thursday as it is a Dhulivandan day, Mr Buty said, experts advised told us that it is the day that fetches most business and going by their word, we have decided to begin our commercial opening on the day.