Pulwama: Lt Governor Manoj Sinha yesterday inaugurated theaters in Pulwama and Shopian areas of Jammu and Kashmir. A few theaters functioned in Jammu and Kashmir in the 1980s. However, their owners were under threat of terrorism. In the 1990s, theaters were closed due to the spread of militancy in Kashmir.
Efforts have been made to reopen theaters over the past few years. But in 1999, a grenade was hurled at the Regal Cinema Theater in Nagar Lal Chowk. Subsequently, theaters like Neelam and Broadway were also closed.