Cinema opens in Kashmir city after 14 years but few turn up


              A media person reports from inside the first multiplex cinema of Kashmir in Srinagar in Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir, Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2022. The multi-screen cinema hall has opened in the main city of Indian-controlled Kashmir for public for the first time in 14 years. The 520-seat hall with three screens opened on Saturday, Oct. 1, amid elaborate security but only about a dozen viewers lined up for the first morning show. (AP Photo/Dar Yasin)
            
              An engineer tests a projector at the newly constructed 'INOX' multiplex in Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir, Monday, Sept. 19, 2022. The multi-screen cinema hall has opened in the main city of Indian-controlled Kashmir for public for the first time in 14 years. The 520-seat hall with three screens opened on Saturday, Oct. 1, amid elaborate security but only about a dozen viewers lined up for the first morning show. (AP Photo/Dar Yasin)
            
              Paramilitary soldiers stand guard outside the first multiplex cinema of Kashmir in Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir, Friday, Sept. 30, 2022. The multi-screen cinema hall has opened in the main city of Indian-controlled Kashmir for public for the first time in 14 years. The 520-seat hall with three screens opened on Saturday, Oct. 1, amid elaborate security but only about a dozen viewers lined up for the first morning show. (AP Photo/Dar Yasin)
            
              Security guards stand guard outside Kashmir's first multiplex cinema after it was opened to public in Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir, Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022. The multi-screen cinema hall has opened in the main city of Indian-controlled Kashmir for public for the first time in 14 years. The 520-seat hall with three screens opened on Saturday, amid elaborate security but only about a dozen viewers lined up for the first morning show. (AP Photo/Dar Yasin)
            
              A security guard checks the invitation of a Kashmiri journalist as a policeman stands guard near at the entrance of the first multiplex cinema of Kashmir in Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir, Friday, Sept. 30, 2022. The multi-screen cinema hall has opened in the main city of Indian-controlled Kashmir for public for the first time in 14 years. The 520-seat hall with three screens opened on Saturday, Oct. 1, amid elaborate security but only about a dozen viewers lined up for the first morning show. (AP Photo/Dar Yasin)
            
              An engineer plays a trailer of a Bollywood movie from a laptop as he checks for sound and picture quality ahead of the inauguration of 'INOX' multiplex in Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir, Monday, Sept. 19, 2022. The multi-screen cinema hall has opened in the main city of Indian-controlled Kashmir for public for the first time in 14 years. The 520-seat hall with three screens opened on Saturday, Oct. 1, amid elaborate security but only about a dozen viewers lined up for the first morning show. (AP Photo/Dar Yasin)
            
              Employees of the newly constructed 'INOX' multiplex work inside the ticket counter ahead of the inauguration in Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir, Monday, Sept. 19, 2022. The multi-screen cinema hall has opened in the main city of Indian-controlled Kashmir for public for the first time in 14 years. The 520-seat hall with three screens opened on Saturday, Oct. 1, amid elaborate security but only about a dozen viewers lined up for the first morning show. (AP Photo/Dar Yasin)
            
              A view of the seating arrangement inside the newly constructed 'INOX' multiplex in Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir, Monday, Sept. 19, 2022. The multi-screen cinema hall has opened in the main city of Indian-controlled Kashmir for public for the first time in 14 years. The 520-seat hall with three screens opened on Saturday, Oct. 1, amid elaborate security but only about a dozen viewers lined up for the first morning show. (AP Photo/Dar Yasin)
            
              Laborers work outside the newly constructed 'INOX' multiplex in Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir, Monday, Sept. 19, 2022. The multi-screen cinema hall has opened in the main city of Indian-controlled Kashmir for public for the first time in 14 years. The 520-seat hall with three screens opened on Saturday, Oct. 1, amid elaborate security but only about a dozen viewers lined up for the first morning show. (AP Photo/Dar Yasin)
            
              Vijay Dhar, owner of newly constructed multiplex, speaks on a video call ahead of the inauguration of 'INOX' multiplex in Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir, Monday, Sept. 19, 2022. The multi-screen cinema hall has opened in the main city of Indian-controlled Kashmir for public for the first time in 14 years. The 520-seat hall with three screens opened on Saturday, Oct. 1, amid elaborate security but only about a dozen viewers lined up for the first morning show. (AP Photo/Dar Yasin)
            
              Journalists record with their cellphone as engineers play a trailer of a Bollywood movie to check for sound and picture quality ahead of the inauguration of 'INOX' multiplex in Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir, Monday, Sept. 19, 2022. The multi-screen cinema hall has opened in the main city of Indian-controlled Kashmir for public for the first time in 14 years. The 520-seat hall with three screens opened on Saturday, Oct. 1, amid elaborate security but only about a dozen viewers lined up for the first morning show. (AP Photo/Dar Yasin)
            
              Laborers work outside the newly constructed 'INOX' multiplex in Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir, Monday, Sept. 19, 2022. The multi-screen cinema hall has opened in the main city of Indian-controlled Kashmir for public for the first time in 14 years. The 520-seat hall with three screens opened on Saturday, Oct. 1, amid elaborate security but only about a dozen viewers lined up for the first morning show. (AP Photo/Dar Yasin)
            
              Manoj Sinha, Lieutenant Governor of Jammu and Kashmir, addresses the gathering after inaugurating Kashmir's first multiplex cinema in Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir, Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2022. The multi-screen cinema hall has opened in the main city of Indian-controlled Kashmir for public for the first time in 14 years. The 520-seat hall with three screens opened on Saturday, Oct. 1, amid elaborate security but only about a dozen viewers lined up for the first morning show. (AP Photo/Dar Yasin)
            
              Paramilitary soldiers stand guard outside the newly constructed 'INOX' multiplex in Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir, Monday, Sept. 19, 2022. The multi-screen cinema hall has opened in the main city of Indian-controlled Kashmir for public for the first time in 14 years. The 520-seat hall with three screens opened on Saturday, Oct. 1, amid elaborate security but only about a dozen viewers lined up for the first morning show. (AP Photo/Dar Yasin)
            
              A security guard watches the trailer on a screen as engineers check for sound and picture quality ahead of the inauguration of 'INOX' multiplex in Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir, Monday, Sept. 19, 2022.  The multi-screen cinema hall has opened in the main city of Indian-controlled Kashmir for public for the first time in 14 years. The 520-seat hall with three screens opened on Saturday, Oct. 1, amid elaborate security but only about a dozen viewers lined up for the first morning show. (AP Photo/Dar Yasin)
            
              A security guard frisks a Kashmiri at the entrance of Kashmir's first multiplex cinema after it was opened to public for the first time in Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir, Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022. The multi-screen cinema hall has opened in the main city of Indian-controlled Kashmir for public for the first time in 14 years. The 520-seat hall with three screens opened on Saturday, Oct. 1, amid elaborate security but only about a dozen viewers lined up for the first morning show. (AP Photo/Dar Yasin)
            
              A security guard stands at the newly constructed 'INOX' multiplex in Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir, Monday, Sept. 19, 2022. The multi-screen cinema hall has opened in the main city of Indian-controlled Kashmir for public for the first time in 14 years. The 520-seat hall with three screens opened on Saturday, Oct. 1, amid elaborate security but only about a dozen viewers lined up for the first morning show. (AP Photo/Dar Yasin)
            
              A paramilitary soldier stands guard outside the first multiplex cinema of Kashmir in Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir, Friday, Sept. 30, 2022. The multi-screen cinema hall has opened in the main city of Indian-controlled Kashmir for public for the first time in 14 years. The 520-seat hall with three screens opened on Saturday, Oct. 1, amid elaborate security but only about a dozen viewers lined up for the first morning show. (AP Photo/Dar Yasin)
Cinema opens in Kashmir city after 14 years but few turn up