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Assam’s Historic Apsara Cinema Hall shuts down; Concerts to marriage hall

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After Vandana Cinema Hall, the Apsara Cinema Hall in Paltan Bazar, Guwahati, is being converted into a ‘Marriage Hall,’ signaling the end of an era for visitors.

Tweet by Nandan Pratim Sharma Bordoloi

Nandan Pratim Sharma Bordoloi, News Editor and Anchor of NEWS LIVE tweeted: “End of an era. Apsara Cinema is now history. Guwahati’s iconic Apsara Cinema Hall transformed into a ‘Marriage Hall’.”

What led to the shutdown?

As reported by Prag News, the Cinema Hall’s owner faced significant losses throughout the pandemic. 

The issue was brought to the prior attention of the government, and discussions were undertaken, but no proper resolution could be sorted out. 

Apsara marriage hall Apsara Cinema Hall The North-Eastern Chronicle

According to Prag News the government deemed shorthanded on providing needed assistance to the cinema halls of Assam.

Reactions by the people

A Twitter user commented: “sad”, Another wrote: “Will miss it… Watched several movies at Apsara.”

Apsara Apsara Cinema Hall The North-Eastern Chronicle
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About Apsara Cinema Hall

Apsara Cinema Hall located in Paltanbazar Guwahati, Opposite Manipuri Basti, was one of the state’s oldest Cinema Hall. 

It showcased practically all genres of movies at an affordable rate. It drew visitors from all over Assam as well as from other states.

Also Read: ASSAM: KAMRUP (M) ADMINISTRATION TASK FORCE INSPECTS PRICES IN GUWAHATI MARKETS

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