Chennai, Feb 19 (TruthDive): In a period of two months, the government museum Egmore will be launching the most excellent theatre for screening 3D films, which was decided earlier across the city’s cinema complexes and is about to be introduced in to the museum to draw a number of visitors. This will be the first one to be opened in a State museum.
So far around sixty percent of work is at a finishing stage that has been set up to start a 3D theatre in the building accommodating the children’s museum. The forthcoming theatre at the museum will have a stylish appearance with air-conditioned facilities, despite the fact that the Science City complex in Kotturpuram has the ability to screen 3D films, said officials.
The project estimated at Rs 40 lakh, is also intended at restoring the children’s museum and has been planned making it completely air-conditioned. Equipments are expected to be provided from Kolkata, by the National Council of Science Museums that will be screening science-oriented films.
The theatre is likely to play five shows a day and will be charging a nominal fee of Rs. 20 for each show. The money collected through the show will be utilized for theatre repairs, said the officials.
Officials also said that in future 3D theatre will be upgraded to a 5D theatre. At present a total of 1000 people are visiting the museum per day and the number is getting bigger during weekends, said the officials. Authorities are expecting a rise in visitors, with the expansion to the children’s museum and the launch of the 3D theatre.
Galleries of dolls decorated with costumes of different countries and science related are at present housed in the museum. Authorities are planning to develop their collection in order to make more lively and interactive for visitors.
The entire project will be ready by April, where science experiments will be organized and equipments in the kids’ corner are also likely to be enhanced. Interactive science exhibits will also be included in the children’s museum, apart from initiating ‘touch and feel’ exhibits that are famous in museums abroad.