Nartaki is under renovation as we write this in August 2005, but it's never budged an inch from its niche of screening the latest Telugu films since 1976, the year it started.
The only element that catches your attention as soon as you enter the hall is an enormous statue of the Hindu goddess Lakshmi - in a posture that you wouldn't get accustomed to if you're a staunch follower (the statue resembles Nataraja more than Lakshmi). Aside of this, the sparse lobby only holds a few spitoons, and the loo is just comme ci comme ca.
Housing a competent Dolby sound system and ample seating capacity, this theater is popular for screening films starring Tollywood megastar Chiranjeevi. Of late, on public demand, some of Chiranjeevi's older films like Gang Leader, Lankeshwarudu and State Rowdy are also screened once in 3-4 months.
As we said, the theater is getting an overhaul, so things should look better soon.
Theatres like santosh, sapna ,saptagiri from nartaki on how to renovate a theatre.Basic changes like new seats brand new screen and 2K Projector have been installed and this has done wonders to the theatre.Excellent picture and a great 7.1 Dolby digital sound.HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.
Renovation done superbly...new seats ,new ambiance...feels like a multiplex screen ....best theater now at alwal area. equipped with CHRISTIE 2K projection and DOLBY SURROUND 7.1.....had a very good experience watching movie here....(KICK 2).
i have encountered problems with regard to A/c. The guy who comes for ticket checking, tells that there is no power so they cant run A/c. It is ironical that they are least bother even to switch a fan during summer season.
I am a local and I have seen countless number of movies in this theater. This theater got renovated a few years ago with AC and DTS sound and it is currently decent a lot better than the other theater in the area.