Often called the Taj Krishna
of theaters, this lil' bro of Ramakrishna 70mm
, originally called Ramakrishna 35mm, is waaaaay up there in the service department. With plush seats and five-star lighting, Glitterati reminds you of the good ol' times when Hindi films used to be a major family outing.
Renovated after a "politically-motivated" fire, the theater now has an impressive courtyard. Complete with a fountain, benches, bushes and turf, the "garden" (as the management calls it) is a textbook example of Hype Through Landscaping.
Impressively titillating sculpture holds your attention as you walk through the lobby. The snack-stand is a tad expensive, but nothing you won't expect in a theater that's decked up this way. And the parking space and booking counters are bigger than the ones at the 70mm hall.
The booming sound will certainly make you want to jump up and dance if only nobody else were around. And you can, for there is a LOT of place available for that. Although the tickets are fairly priced, the chances of you getting your hands on them across the counter are less than those of getting them outside the counter, where they are sold at exorbitant prices, sometimes even by burqa-clad women. Where did the burqa-clad women come from? Ramakrishna has always been a women-friendly theater, and the fairer sex gets tickets easier and more in number per head. Some of them take the easy way out by reselling them at a, er..., premium.
You can get something to munch at the adjoining Kamat
, and chase it down at the excellent fruit juice shops beside it. Glittarati offers you a whole lot more than just a movie.Also read: