Arunachal Pradesh has come up with mobile Digital Motion picture Theaters that are ready-to-assemble and easy-to-dismantle ‘theatres’ housed in mobile trucks.Chief Minister Pema Khandu along with Information & Public Relations (IPR) Minister Bamang Felix and Advisor Laisam Simai flagged off five such Mobile Digital Motion Picture Theaters
Mobile Digital Movie Theaters are ready-to-assemble and easy-to-dismantle ‘theatres’ housed in mobile trucks. These theatres are air-conditioned, fire-proof and weather-proof, and can seat as numerous as 150 people in one go. A 34-feet LCD screen is installed horizontally onto the side of the truck, which opens into a camping tent made from inflatable acoustic panels.
According to Sushil Chaudhary, CEO of Picture Time that runs the theatres, the entire set-up takes a team of four-five people about 2.5 hours to raise.”Why should home entertainment be confined to towns and cities? Now we will take home entertainment, details and education to the doorstep of our villagers,” Khandu stated after the flag off.He even more stated that regional movie manufacturers can benefit from these theatres as the state does not have much to write about cinema halls and multiplexes.He notified that the job was conceived 2 years earlier and budget plan provisions were kept for procurement of the mobile theatres and training of personnel to run them.”Our main focus is to empower our rural people through educating them digitally besides supplying some home entertainment,” he said.The mobile theatres are geared up with V-SATS that use internet connectivity anywhere.Khandu said unique movies will be screened educating individuals on the state along with central federal government’s programs and policies that will guide them to avail take advantage of welfare plans.”These mobile theatres will link the rural populace with the federal government,” he claimed.Khandu stated as a pilot task, five mobile digital movie theatres have actually been procured by the department of IPR. These will be dispatched to five different districts.”After about a year, we will study the feedbacks got and plan appropriately whether to acquire more or not,” he informed.To start with, the 5 districts to have the very first mobile theatres are Lower Subansiri, Kurung Kumey, Namsai, East Siang and Tawang For the very first three months these will be run by Image Times. Meanwhile, regional people will be trained, who will take control of the theatres when the time comes.These theatres will likewise be available for use by other departments like Health, Education, Farming, Horticulture, etc for their respective IEC campaigns in return of a minimal payment. The IPR department is in process of completing a standard for this.