India's Ladakh now home to world's highest altitude movie theatre
India's Ladakh got its first mobile digital movie theatre at an altitude of 11,562 feet, making it the highest theatre in the world, reports Indian news agency ANI.
In order to bring movie-watching experience to its deep pockets, the mobile theatre situated at an altitude of 11,562 feet was introduced in the Paldan area of Leh in Ladakh.
At the screening ceremony, Mepham Otsal, a theatre artist from the National School of Drama, told the news agency, "It offers affordable tickets and has several facilities. The seating arrangement is also good. Being a theatre artist, it's very good for the people here as it will open a gate to the world of art and cinema."
Sushil, an organizer, added, "There would be four such theatres established in Leh. The initiative was taken to bring the movie experience to the remotest areas of India and can be expanded to the rest of the country. Theatres are arranged in a way so that it can operate in -28 degree Celcius."
The critically acclaimed short movie 'Sekool', which is based on the Changpa nomads of Ladakh, was screened at the launch. Also, Bollywood superstar Akshay Kumar's recently released 'Bell Bottom' was also screened for the army in the evening, reports ANI.
Noted Bollywood actor, Pankaj Tripathi, and President of Ladakh Buddhist Association (LBA), Thupstan Chewang, were reportedly present for the inauguration at the NDS ground on August 24.