Citilight, the iconic single-screen theatre in Mahim, Mumbai which shut down in 2005 reopened this Friday and thanks to Prasad Thakur of the Tarun Bharat Group.
The old 750-seater theater has made way for a single screen 250-seater theater. The new avatar of the cinema hall will have enhanced Dolby surround sound system, UFO satellite transmission, plush seating, ample parking space and all the other frills that multiplexes offer such as a food court. There’s also a hallway where people can conduct functions, parties and other events.
The cinema hall, which opened in 1942, used to screen classics such as Baiju Bawra and Anarkali. In the later years, filmmakers including the Barjatyas considered the theater lucky for premiering their films.
Their blockbuster Hum Aapke Hain Kaun ran at the theater for 33 weeks here.
Prasad Kiran Thakur has bought the theater and completely revamped it.
Citylight on Friday rolled out the red carpet to cinegoers again, after seven years, with the screening of the Anil Kapoor-Ajay Devgn starrer Tezz.