New Jersey cinema highlights the films of India

posted by Michael Zoldessy on January 4, 2007 at 4:50 am

NORTH BERGEN, NJ — Not just a single screen theater but a multiplex, Cineplaza, committed to Indian films is turning heads in North Jersey. With more theaters like this sprouting up around the country, are specialized foreign film centers, the next way art houses will attempt to separate themselves from the chains?

Swollen ticket lines, shouting children, tempers rising as the movies sold out: This was any suburban multiplex during the holidays.

But different.

Vada pav sandwiches and mango kulfi were sold at the concession stand. Conversations were in Gujarati or Hindi. A poster in the lobby advertised an action film starring Aishwarya Rai on one of six screens showing Indian cinema.

To read more, go to the New York Times.

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FeverDog on February 10, 2007 at 10:54 am

Other theaters in New Jersey (like the plexes in Burlington and Cherry Hill) regularly schedule Indian films. Wonder if the movies are subtitled if they’re not in English; they’ve got to be, right?

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