70 MM A/C is one of the oldest theatres at RTC X roads,
Chikkadapalli Hyderabad. Sudarshan 70MM A/C is the first theatre
built in that complex and was founded and inauugarated by
T Narsimhulu in 1970 Aug 15th. Rekha and Naveen
Nischal's Hindi movie 'Sawan Bhadon' is the first
movie that was screened at this theatre, incidentally first
movie ran for 100 days at Sudarshan.
Bhaskar Rao & Kovoor Lakshman Rao
theatre had a prestigious Dolby Digital Surround Ex sound
system installed and had excellent sound effects. RGA sound
engineers maintain sound system for this theatre. RGA sound
engineers are the best sound engineers in India and Prasadz
Imax & multiplex sound systems also maintained by them.
This theatre has a Xenon lab projection and it is unique of
its kind. Sudarshan 70MM A/C theatre was renovated during
2002 and had luxorious couple seats. They had to reduce the
no of seats in the theatre from 1375 to 1065 to facilitate
comfort to the patrons.
Capacity of theatre Class wise:
correspondent had a talk with Mr Narayana Swamy manager
of the theatre for getting more information about various
movies run/collections at Sudarshan 70MM A/C. Mr Narayana
swamy started his carrer as a boy at Sudarshan in 1976 and
also met Kovoor Lakshman Rao, managing partner of Sudarshan
70MM A/C, to extract information about the latest developments
after AP govt decision to abolish slab system. He welcomed
the Govt decision and told that it helped the exhibitors and
patrons in a big way, as more and more people can watch the
movie due to the ticket price reduction. He observed that
the occupancy ratio of the theatre was increased and so the
collections post slab removal period. The biggest relief theatres
get is the tax savings. Earlier Sudarshan had to pay Rs 85,000/week
towards tax to the government for straight telugu movies and
had to pay 1.2 lakhs/week for non telugu dubbing movies, which
is very high by any standards. Heartening part is that theatre
management had to pay that much tax irrespective of the theatre
occupancy. With the abolishon of the slab system, they have
got to pay the tax for the occupancy only.
the new system, there is a considerable amount of savings
to the theatres. New tax would be 15% of the tickets sold
or 7% of the theatre capacity for Telugu movies, which ever
is less. In this way theatre management does not have to pay
taxes for total 100% occupany. With less than 50% occupany,
distributor/exhibitor can get some share, there by the movie
run is increased and so the revenue.
to the excellent sound system and the fabulous facilities,
average and flop movies are doing relatively better business
than other theatres. As per Lakshman Rao of Sudarshan 70MM
A/C, Victory Venkatesh flop movie like Gharshana fared
exceedingly well and collected a fabulous share of 40 lakhs
for 100 days. In the similar lines Anji collected about
35 lakhs for 100 days and small budgeted movie Evadigola
Vadidi collected 30 Lakhs share for its 160 days of run.
70 MM A/C is the pet theatre for Nandamuri Balakrishna.
Balakrishna's trend setting faction movie Samarasimha Reddy
had a great run for 175 days at Sudarshan 70MM A/C.
Chiranjeevi Gangleader, Pasivadi Pranam, Super
star Krishna Mandegundelu, Mayadari Malligadu
and Bapu's classic Mutyala Muggu had a great run and
generated record breaking share. The above 5 movies were went
on full for 50 days.
classical movie Devadasu was released during the Superstar
Krishna's Devadas. In the rerun, ANR Devadas ran for 150 days
at Sudarshan 70MM A/C (noon shows). Small budgeted movie Aithe
did wonders at Sudarshan 70MM, due to prior commitment for
a youth star movie, Aithe was lifted from Sudarshan 70MM and
after 3 weeks they had to re-release Aithe and it went on
for 100 days.
is the list of Silver Jubliee movies at Sudarshan 70MM A/C.
2. Pandanti Kapuram
3. Bobbili Raja
4. Samara Simhareddy
5. Kanchi Kamakshi (Dubbing movie-Noon Shows)
6. Aadi Sankaracharya(Dubbing Movie - Noon Shows)
is the list of 100 days movies
3. Srinivasa Kalyanam
6. Evadi Gola vaadidee
7. Pasivadi Praanam
8. Rowdy Alludu
9. Bangaru babu
10. Bangaru Bommalu
11. Gang Leader
12. Allari Mogudu
13. Major Chandrakanth
14. Kondaveeti Raja
15. Yamudiki Mogudu
18. Devadasu (repeat run -150 days)
19. Collector Janaki
21. Mayadari Malligadu
24. Agni Parvatham
25. Maaya maschindra
26. Devudu Chesina Manushulu
27. Annadammula Anubandam
All the above information is provided by the theatre
management. There might be missing 100 days movies in the
above list. Please feel free to mail us the missing movie
info, if you happen to observe.
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