Shortly after winning the best outstanding theatre award in the recently-held International Film Festival of Kerala, Sreepadmanabha Theatre has bagged another honour after it was included in the list of 15 theatres, recommended by the state-appointed Theatre Classification Committee, to be conferred with Platinum status. It is the only theatre in Thiruvananthapuram city to have secured the position in the list.
Sreepadmanabha, one of the oldest theatres in the city, has always ensured to give a wholesome cinematic experience to its viewers. It is perhaps the only theatre in the city to undergo frequent renovations.
The key features of the theatre include the new Christie 2K digital projector equipped with 3D colour wheel, imported silver screen and premium quality seats, made of polyurethane foam, which boast of multiplex standards.
The same quality seats are made available for the viewers in the balcony and also first class.
The seating capacity was also slashed from 1,150 to 959 in order to increase leg space between the rows. LED lights were also installed on aisle seats so that viewers did not face any visibility problems while entering and exiting the dark movie hall.
Gireesh Chandran, the managing partner of the theatre, says that they incur a loss of ` 25,000 per day after reducing the seating capacity. “But we are not hindered by these small losses while trying to give the best to the viewers,” he said.
Besides all the amenities, the theatre also has installed as many as 16 Infra Red cameras.
News Sourced from The New Indian Express dated 29.12.2011
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