Nostalgia !


hallAfter nearly 15 years or so, we tried to catch up with a movie that was not showing in any of the multiplexes in town. We all desperately wanted to see a movie- a Bengali movie. Recently, they have been really doing great. We made it to the nearby locality hall. It was neat and clean, sitting arrangement was o.k. but the only difference is, there is no air conditioning; the sound system is poor so is the picture quality. Nostalgia I should say as it remind me of my childhood.You can carry any amount of tit bits unlike the multiplexes. And yes, tickets are much much cheaper. During the interval, you get to see the hawkers selling those Rs. 10.00 pop corns. They donโ€™t taste bad and believe it or not, you buy double that pack for a yippee Rs. 90.00 in the multiplexes. Well, the experience was not very bad.

But definitely, the difference is that, the multiplex changed the entire definition of watching a movie keeping the traditional impact as it is. Watching a movie in multiplexes at City Centre or South City mall, here in Kolkata, India is a fashion statement for most of us and why not, itโ€™s a great place to hangout. Bigger screen, Dolby sound system, Air conditioning, more leg space, cosy seats, 3D experience and what more do you wish for? Now for the popcorns, you get a variety of flavors ๐Ÿ™‚

a combination in multiplexes

a combination in multiplexes

Popcorns are o.k. but recently the counters started selling sandwiches, momos and a variety of snacks ..not to my taste ๐Ÿ˜ฆย  And if you go for chicken sandwich or a chicken burger, everything is fine except that the chicken is missing we say in bengali “chicken r chi o neyi ” ๐Ÿ™‚

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9 responses »

  1. You could say that again! Here in Canada, the multiplexes have 12,13 screens, the halls are tiny. The fun of sitting in the massive amphitheater -like Globe (70mm) with its intermissions is missing.

  2. Now you have made me nostalgic about the old drive-ins we had. I loved to go there and was never crazy about movie theaters … maybe because I can’t stand having so many people close to me. Seriously? No chicken in the chicken sandwich/burgers? LOL!

    • Drive-in is an interesting concept. We don’t have many here. ..never experienced ๐Ÿ™‚

      To tell you, I am a foodie ๐Ÿ™‚ and food that is charged without the ingredient promised, its very upsetting ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

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