Speaking to the media after laying the foundation stone of a cinema hall in Jammu, Malik said: "I have just laid the foundation stone of a cinema hall here.
All cinema halls were shut in the Kashmir Valley with the outbreak of the ongoing militancy in 1989.
Efforts to restart cinema halls were met with tough resistance by the militants.
An old cinema building in Srinagar has been converted into a charitable hospital while others are lying in disuse.
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