In what can be said to be a good idea aimed at entertaining tourists during the upcoming Dasara festivities, the District Administration is contemplating the idea of planning a Drive-in-Theatre, a venture which had been given up two years ago.

This was disclosed by Deputy Commissioner C. Shikha, who, after an inspection of venues said that this will be among the many programmes being organised as part of Nada Habba. The district administration and Film Committee are working on the project, she said and hinted that such a theatre will be located at J.K.Grounds.

The concept of Drive-in-Theatre in the State was first conceived in Bangalore to enable people to watch movies sitting in their cars and later implemented during Dasara two years before being disbanded subsequently.

Speaking to Star of Mysore, Shikha said that the facility was being considered as many tourists who cannot manage to go to theatres to watch a movie for various reasons can enjoy seeing a movie sitting in their four-wheelers.

Tracing the history of the concept, Shikha said that there were as many as 350 Drive-in-Theatres in USA where movies are screened free of cost and added that a Mega Screen would be installed for the proposed Drive-in-Theatre this Dasara.

Working President of Film Sub-Committee and Dy. Director, Department of Information and Publicity A.R. Prakash said that 90 movies will be selected for screening at five theatres, two multiplexes, Scouts and Guides Hall and Senate Bhavan of the University of Mysore during Dasara and the movies will be chosen from award-winning Kannada movies in consultation with Mysore Film Society.

Courtesy : Star Of Mysore