80 Paise Lower Circle (Right in front, Cine Lata had 2+2 benches)
Rs.1.30 Middle Circle
Rs.1.80 Upper Circle
Rs.2.20 Balcony (upstairs)
Cine Metropole also had Boxes, meant for couples, lovebirds etc
Mostly, we bought tickets in black 'do ka chaar' meaning 2.20 for Rs.4
All bollywood movies had different release dates in the country.
e.g. If a film is released in Bombay say in January, it took atleast 3 months to release in Goa say in March / April, sometimes, it even took 6 months. Now, all movies are released same day not only all over India but throughout the world. Also, making movies it took upto two years the same is now done even in 6 months.
Following are some of the Goa's movie theatres that I remember of
I remember, we went there for night show Movie ‘Saagar’ but the show was cancelled
for want of enough customers. (we still face this situation at Ashok/Samrat Panaji late shows)
Still can be seen from the main road
Its soon after Pilar junction to the right when going towards Cortalim.
The Cinema Theatre Existed until 1996
The 'end' of El dorado celebrated with the screening of the film 'Anth'
‘Anth’ also means ‘End’
New building come up now at it's place - see pic
now lies in dilapidated condition , roof may come down anytime now
Jai Mahalasa, Curti Ponda
Cine Kamala, Tisk, Usgao
Still operating Latest release Film 'Policegiri' 6th July 2013
Owned by a extended family
Cine Prashant Curchorem* (Sanvordem)
It now a water-bottle filling unit (Aqua de Fonte)
Cine Niagara Curchorem (Sanvordem)
Stopped showing movies about for years ago.
Now the same is Banquet or party hall
Update 2017: Revived by Z Cenemas, now regular showing (from early 2017?)
I remember watching Sholay film here and many others.
Besides, Konkani First Colour film 'Bueranatlo Munis' and b/w 'Boglantt'
It had 5 classes or sections
Lower, Middle, Upper, Balcony and Box
Film Sholay and konkani Film Buerantlo Munis, I watched here and many others.
Cine Alankar, Mapusa (still running)
Since April 1965. Lease holders Rao Brothers (Same as National, Panaji)
update: Stopped running in 2017, Bahubali was the last film shown.
Victory Talkies, Siolim
(existed around here)
4 classes including Balcony (1.30, 1.80, 2.40 & 3.20)
Many movies I watched here. As the same was nearest to my college MES.
Cine Lata, Margao (Still running)* Z Cinemas, 390 seats
3 classes / Sections. Lower Benches Rs.0.80p, middle Rs.1.30 and upper stall Rs.1.80
Tickets selling in Black was very common here, almost everyday.
One of the oldest or rather oldest surviving cinema theatre in Margao near old fish market
It has lighted internal inscriptions like EXIT, DO NOT SPIT etc in Portuguese language too.
Many movies I watched here viz. Jai Santoshi Ma, Kurushetra, Blue (A), Chalti ka naam gaddi etc
Last time I watch Konkani Colour Movie 'Padri' here around 2006
176 & 214 seating capacity
It had 4 classes including Balcony.
Kkotey Sikkey, Zoro, Jangal mein Mangal, Aa gale lag ja etc are some of the many films I watched here.
Blue Pearl, Margao (new, early1980s, does not exist now)*
I must have watched about 10 films here in all
I watched about 5 films here as this was too far from where I lived.
Lease holders: Rao & Bros (Same as Alankar, Mapusa)
Update: Now, not in operation (since late 2016?)
Resumed operations eff. 8th Aug. 2013 (renovated)
Remember watching one or two movies here.
I think, new Z Square Cinema come on it's place - see below under new / latest
Update 30/5/17: Opening soon under Z Cinemas
It's a IFFI gift for Goans
2 screen Cinema House 335 seats.
Now Inox eff December 29, 2015
Osia Commercial Arcade, A Wing, 2nd Floor, SGPDA Market complex, Margao, Goa - 403 601
(at old Shivam's place)
INOX, Margao (31.3.15)
Osia Commercial Arcade, G Wing, 2nd Floor, SGPDA Market complex, Margao, Goa - 403 601
4 screen Multiplex (904 seats) located near SGPDA grounds
about 100mtrs from Osia (Osia now also Inox)
A short location clip
Inox Porvorim (2.3.16)
Mall de Goa
4 screens and a seating capacity for 911.
These pics taken in Oct. 2015
below Pics Dec 2016
With this opening at Porvorim, INOX now ( as of March 2016) has 14 screens in Goa including 6 at Osia Margao (A & G Wing)
K Sera Sera ( Vasco 20.4.17)
New Miniplex by NRG group at Vasco
2 mini theatres
with seating capacity of 74 and 43 with semi reclining and full 180 degree reclining seats
Suvarna Bandekar Building, Swatantra Path,
Vasco Da Gama, Goa - 403802.
Close to Railways Station, about 100 mtrs
opp HQ Hotel, Near MMC garden
Carnival Cinemas (Ponda 24.1.2018)
Ponda will have its first 2 screen multiplex with seating capacity of about 240.
Carnival Cinemas, the third-largest multiplex chain operator in India with Latest Technology.
Opens at The Atrium Mall, Ponda, Goa on 24th January 2018 6pm at the hands of PWD Minister Sudin Dhavlikar
Opening film 'Padmaavati' or Padmaavat
Some more of the earliest period