The red carpet is being rolled out, and a swanky red Aston Martin is revving. The lights are lit for Daniel Craig’s fifth and final appearance as James Bond at Delhi’s iconic PVR Saket — erstwhile Anupam. The choice of the film, No Time to Die, seemed apt to herald the revival of India’s first multiplex, which had opened in 1997 but which lost its pull over time. So in 2019, just before the pandemic struck, the cinema closed down for a revamp. And on Thursday, it reopened after a plush makeover as a legacy property.
The revamped multiplex boasts modern interiors. Self-ticketing booths replace box office ticketing counters. Large LED screens in the foyer offer a dynamic experience to movie-goers. With a total seating capacity of 745, the largest auditorium can accommodate 302 people – 151 with the current social distancing norms. And the two smaller auditoriums can seat 93 people — suited for private screenings, a pre
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