Beyond the boundary of traditional cinema halls, Raj Mandir Cinema, designed by architect W. M. Namjoshi, is known for its grandiose as well as opulent and meringue-styled interiors. A brainchild of Mr. Mehtab Chandra Golcha, this gem of Jaipur allures cinema-goers like no other! This film theatre offers the perfect setting for an indulgent Bollywood experience and even if you're not a B'wood fanatic, you've gotta be here to witness its magnificence.
Architecture that speaks for itself
Built in 1976, this pink concrete edifice is in sync with the theme of Art Deco. Inspired by international aerodynamical designs in Streamline Moderne style, one can spot nine gemstone stars on the exterior of this architectural beauty. These stars signify the jewellery business of the Surana family, who are the present owners of Raj Mandir Cinema.
Along with dainty lights playing on the walls, it is also home to glistening chandeliers and a sweeping ramp, instead of the regular staircases spotted at theatres. The blue-hued carpets strike a sharp contrast with the pink-walled halls and the swirling plaster decorations in pastel shades, set the tone of this theatre! The interiors of Raj Mandir Cinema, pushes this movie hall to stand out amongst the contemporary multiplexes.
46 glorious years & counting
One of the most frequented places by travellers in the Pink City, Raj Mandir Cinema remains houseful mostly, despite its grand size. An important part of the tourist circuit in Jaipur, this movie hall with a thriving history of 46 years and counting, is a favourite amongst visitors and locals, even to this day. Renowned for organising movie premieres, this single screen theatre has been welcoming cinema lovers and others alike, for an out-of-the-box celluloid experience.
Pride for film makers, treat for film goers
Raj Mandir has garnered praise and appreciation from everyone for the state-of-art experience that it offers and it also prides upon the admiration it has received from some of the famous personalities of the country.
Bollywood legends like Late Mr. Raj Kapoor, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Amitabh Bachchan, Madhuri Dixit, among others, have personally lauded the elegance of this cinema hall. In the words of director Subhash Ghai, Raj Mandir Cinema is "a pride for filmmakers, a treat for filmgoers and a devotional work for its makers."
Now that the multiplexes and cinema halls have opened up after months of remaining shut, plan a movie session with your friends at the royal Raj Mandir Cinema, when in Jaipur. But before stepping out, do mask up and carry your sanitisers as well!
Location: C-16, Bhagwan Das Rd, Panch Batti, C Scheme, Ashok Nagar, Jaipur, Rajasthan