More Multiplexes on the way

More multiplexes are making way into Bangalore, and at least three are on the cards right now. Fun Cinemas, a venture by Zee group expects to open a multiplex in Sigma Mall at Cunningham Road. The hall is pretty much ready and they are facing delays in getting permits. A four screen multiplex will open near Trinity circle where Lido Theater once existed. There is one more coming up at FamilyMart junction at JP Nagar – the earlier FamilyMart is now closed to make way for a bigger mall which will also house a multiplex.

All this is going to make watching the movies a good experience for the movie goer. But not everything looks good. The experience of the movie gets better, but the experience of getting to the hall is going to get worse. Except Innovative Multiplex, all the other halls including the ones under construction fall in the region of heavy traffic. We have seen how difficult things have been in Koramangala since Forum and PVR happened. Things might turn out the same way in Trinity Circle and Cunningham Road. The new mall at FamilyMart junction would definitely cause pains at Sarakki Signal. Let’s wait and watch to see how it will turn out.

3 Comments so far

  1. Manish (unregistered) on June 1st, 2007 @ 2:55 pm

    Your concerns about the traffic – very true. I was at Wockhardt hospital this Wednesday and the traffic on Cunningham Road is just unstoppable. Its easy to foresee what will happen when some hundred cars/bikes start going in or coming out of Sigma Mall at a particular (show) time.


  2. silkboard (unregistered) on June 1st, 2007 @ 4:07 pm

    Very valid point about traffic. Let me add another – parking. I hope these places will plan for adequate parking proportionate to their seating capacity. Or else, cars and bikes trying to find parking spots on nearby lanes and streets will be another nuisance.

  3. John Adams (unregistered) on June 14th, 2007 @ 4:04 am

    There is no way there is sufficient parking in Sigma Mall to accomadate a multiplex cinemas.It will be utter chaos if it does. No wonder they are not getting the permits.The mall is just too small to hold a cineplex inside.

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