Vizag is full of movie fanatics and has plenty of theatres to serve these fanatics. In fact, there are many multiplexes in the city for people to have a comfortable movie-watching experience. But if you’re a hardcore Telugu movie fan in Vizag, there’s a good chance you’d be vying for the first-day-first-show ticket of some highly-anticipated, big-budget movie at the Jagadamba Theatre. If any non-Vizagite looks at this theatre, they might wonder – “What’s so special about it? Looks like any other old-school theatre?” Well, here are some of the things that make the Jagadamba Theatre in Vizag special for all of us.
#1 The history
The first thing to be associated with this theatre’s iconic nature is its history. Opened in 1970, this theatre has more than 50 years of glorious history of showing movies to the Vizag public. Not just that, in its nascent years, the theatre carved out a niche for showing much-hyped Hollywood movies that couldn’t be watched anywhere else.
Today, it stands as a symbol of Vizag’s long and well-storied bond with cinema. The building itself is one of the popular landmarks in the city.
#2 The location
Jagadamba Theatre is located at a prime location in the city. The junction near the theatre is itself known as the Jagadamba Junction. While being a hotspot for shopping lovers, this place is still popular for the theatre it holds. Ask yourself – What would Jagadamba Junction be like without its namesake theatre?”
#3 The fans’ frenzy
At Jagadamba Theatre, you witness the Tollywood fans of Vizag at their wildest. If some big-budget Telugu movie starring an A-lister is releasing, you can see long queues of people at the box office counters, just to get a first-day-first-show ticket for that movie. This is the theatre in the city where the fans’ associations of various Tollywood stars are seen in their complete fervour. It’s the quintessential example of how much we adore Telugu movies in Vizag.
#4 The state-of-the-art facilities at an old-school theatre
Although Jagadamba Theatre is quite old, it has managed to stay up-to-date with the latest technologies in cinema. The DTS and Dolby Atmos sound system, along with the huge screen, offer a comfortable movie-watching experience. It’s the perfect amalgam of old and new where people get to experience the old way of watching movies while getting the best of facilities.