Number of Cinema halls reduced to 12 in Sindh


As many as 20 popular cinema halls have been demolished in various parts of Hyderabad during the last few years.

According to a report of Pakistan Bureau of statistics (PBS), the number of cinema halls in Sindh including Karachi reached to 12 in year 2018-19 which was 54 in year 2008-09.

The cinemas in Hyderabad City whose buildings demolished included Rahat, Nishat, Shalimar, Odeon, Qaiser, Shams, Hill top, Firdous, Elite, Capri, Bombino, Venus, Koh-e-Noor,Chandni, New Majestic, Noor Mahal, Chiragh Mahal, Shaheen and Sangeet (Latifabad), Pakistan and Marvi (Kotri), however only two cinemas Bombino and Shahab are in running condition but closed due to COVID restrictions.

In Karachi division, there were almost 120 cinemas, out of which at least 100 cinema halls were demolished including Biggest cinemas like Star, Bombino, Lyric, Nishat, Prince, Rivoli, Godeon, Eroze, Plaza, Light House, Taj Mahal, Anjuman, Mehfil and others.—APP

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