The soon-to-be-launched cinema will have a seating capacity of over 200 and will air four shows a day. While the zoo currently attracts over 15,000 people every week and around 30,000 people during weekends, MCGM is hoping that the launch of the new theatre will give a further boost to the zoo, while sensitizing visitors about wildlife.
Some documentaries that will be showcased at the theatre are ‘Jawai: India’s Leopard Hills’, ‘African Wild’, ‘Mysterious Wilds Of India’, ‘Extinct Or Alive’ and ‘Speed Of Life’.
Speaking about the initiative, Zulfia Waris, Vice President, Premium & Digital Networks, Discovery Communications India said, “The initial line-up of documentaries offered to the VJB Udyan & Zoo theatre are entertaining and at the same time thought-provoking - emerging from the fascinating intersection of the animal, human and natural worlds. We are confident that this unique initiative will go a long way in engaging and awakening viewers to the need for animal welfare and conservation.”