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Mynaa ends Sagar's journey

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Single screens are paving way for the rise of multiplexes in Bangalore. In the recent years, many have been demolished and a few months ago, we have read about Pallavi and Uma theatres joining the list of single screens, which will make way for malls. Now, Sagar, one of the celebrated theatres in Majestic region, has also been shut down.

Sagar theatre came to grinding halt on Sunday (June 2). The screen, which is located at the heart of Bangalore, was shut down with the completion of the 100 days of Chetan Kumar's Mynaa. It has been a lucky theatre for Sandalwood films, as majority of the films screened in the cinema hall became successful. The underlining part of the story is that, it is one of the theatre that screened maximum number of Kannada films.

However, the mall will appear in the same place and a multiplex consisting of two screens will be part of it. It will be demolished in two months.

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A cine-goer named Swamy, who watched films in the last 10 years in Sagar, said, "I'm surprised to see Sagar being demolished. It might cost Kannada films badly, as it is one of those rare theatres that prefers Kannada films to other languages." When asked whether he would be visiting, like before, when multiplex appear in the same place, he claims, "Multiplex belongs to a section of audience not for auto drivers or a layman."

He added, "The price factor plays a key role here. People, who come to theatres in Majestic regions, could only pay Rs 50 or 60 and not 200 or 300."

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