India's Ladakh gets world's highest-altitude movie theatre

India's Ladakh - the stunningly scenic Buddhist-dominated Himalayan region - got its first mobile digital movie theatre at an altitude of 11,562 feet, making it the highest cinema theatre in the world, according to news agency ANI

Aug 30, 2021
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India's Ladakh gets world's highest-altitude movie theatre

India's Ladakh - the stunningly scenic Buddhist-dominated Himalayan region - got its first mobile digital movie theatre at an altitude of 11,562 feet, making it the highest cinema theatre in the world, according to news agency ANI. In order to bring movie-watching experience to its remote pockets, the mobile theatre situated at an altitude of 11,562 feet was introduced in the Paldan area of Leh in Ladakh.

At the screening ceremony, Mepham Otsal, a theatre artist from the National School of Drama, told the news agency, "It offers affordable tickets and has several facilities. The seating arrangement is also good. Being a theatre artist, it's very good for the people here as it will open a gate to the world of art and cinema."

Sushil, an organizer, added, "There would be four such theatres established in Leh. The initiative was taken to bring the movie experience to the remotest areas of India and can be expanded to the rest of the country. Theatres are arranged in a way so that it can operate in -28 degree Celsius."
 
The critically acclaimed short movie 'Sekool', which is based on the Changpa nomads of Ladakh, was screened at the launch. Also, Bollywood superstar Akshay Kumar's recently released 'Bell Bottom' was also screened for the army in the evening, ANI-WION reported. 
 

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