Punjab to set up

rural cinema halls

Punjab will come up with a new film policy within two months that will introduce the concept of rural cinema halls, claimed to be the first-of-its kind in the country.

Aimed at providing entertainment facilities to villagers, the State proposes to set up cinema halls in villages with one or two screens and a capacity of 100 seats.

“It will help entertain rural masses at low costs and provide impetus to production of more Punjabi and other languages films in the State,” said Punjab’s Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal while deliberating on the film policy for Punjab drafted by the National Film Development Corporation.

Mr. Badal said films not only help generate revenue they also have the potential to boost local tourism and trade. - PTI