If Ravindra Bharati, Shilpa Kala Vedika, Hari Hara Kala Bhavan and Sri Lakshmi Kala Mandir are mentioned to you as popular venues in Hyderabad for cultural or social conventions, there is one mistake there. Hari Hara Kala Bhavan is in Secunderabad, not Hyderabad. And maybe there's one more error, too.
After parking your vehicle in the enormous parking area of Sri Lakshmi Kala Mandir, you are engrossed in the sight of huge sculptures of Hindu goddesses adorning the facade of the hall. Expectantly, you enter the theater looking hard for more pieces of such art. To your utter disappointment, the only other works of art you're able to trace are the walls displaying abominable red stains of you-know-what. The loos haven't been spared either - the more you look for, the more you find.
The only respite from all this is either the movie being screened (by the way, these guys show only the latest Telugu films) or the lush green fields outside the theater.
I am from the area and I would say that this is one of the worst theaters. New movies are released here every week and ticket are sold in black by theater staff.
Maintenance is worst and it always stinks with toilet smell if you sitting close to the entrance door. Projection system is worst. When you watch a movie it looks dull and not rich in color like some other theaters.