A Nostalgic Writeup & Journey Of Vizag’s Most Loved & Iconic ‘Jagadamba Theatre’

Sunday occhindi ante intlo chicken entha common oo…Vizag lo unna vallaki Jagadamba lo cinema anthe common. Yes, eh movie? Hero evaru? ani sambandam lekunda saturday and sunday osthe chalu Jagadamba lo cinema chudanidhe mudda digadu…nidra pattadhu antaru mana Vizagites. Enii multiplexes ostunna…enni theatres occhina Vizag lo Jagadamba ni kotte theatre raledu…raadhu kuda.

Ee October 26th ki 50 Years complete chesukuntunna mana Jagadamba Theatre journey and some interesting things konni…

Eppudu kattaru? Evaru Kattaru? The Mastermind behind Iconic Jagadamba Theatre:

Theatre lo oka manchi movie chusthe mind aa experience minimum oka roju aina undipovali antaru. Konni movies entha bagunna theatre lo unde so called sound, screen and interior valla chuse audience ki chiraaku teppistundi. Aithe theatre anedi ala undoddu..naa theatre lo cinema chuse audience just experience kosame malli theatre ki ravali anela undali anedi Mr. Vegi Bhadrachalam AKA Rambabu.

1.Jagadamba TheatreAlready Vizag lo Ramakrishna ane theatre run chestunna Rambabu gariki English cinema ante picchi. Aithe mana daggara theatres lo English cinemalu ekkuvaga aadevi kadu…avi chudaaniki ayana Chennai ki vellevaru. Ala oo sari Chennai lo unna Safire Theatre (now closed) ki velli akkada oka cinema chusadu. Aa theatre interior,sound and experience athadini chala impress chesindi. Same alanti theatre eh okati mana mana Vizag lo kattali ani decide aiyyadu.

Started his dream theatre in 1969 and completed it in 1970 with English Movies
‘Where Eagles Dare’:

2.Jagadamba TheatreSafire theatre kattina Mr KN Srinivasan, one of the finest auditorium architects from Madras at that time ne Jagadamba theatre kosam tisukoni occhadu. Athani guidance lo 1969 lo start chesina theatre ni 1970 ki complete chesadu. Ika theatre opening okate late and peru pettalsina time occhesindi…edo enduku valla amma peru ‘Jagadamba’ ne theatre peru ga fix chesadu. Anthe theatre antha modati aata ki siddam aindi kani NTR, ANR cinema tho kadu Rambabu ki unna English Movies picchi valkla ‘Where Eagles Dare’ ane cinema 1970 October 27th roju grand ga Jagadamba journey start aindi. 70 MM screen, 1200 seats, stereophonic sound system appatlo advanced sound system tho appati varaku mana Andhra Pradesh lo alanti theatre ledu..cut chesthe Vizag lo one of the best theatre aindi…vere place nundi kuda Jagadamba ki occhi cinema kosame occhevallu ante ardam chesukondi.

Famous for for it’s Hollywood movies screening in initial days:

Appatlo Jagadamba ante English movies ki pettindi peru…Where Eagles Dare movie taruvatha BEn Hur, Ten Commandments, Indian Jones lanti movies ikkada screen aiyyayi. Aithe Jurassic Park movie aithe Jagadamba lo almost 10 Weeks housefull shows tho nadichindi anta mari appatlo.

3.Jagadamba TheatreAs the days passed, ee theatre Krishna, Chiranjeevi, Balayya, Venkatesh and Nagarjuna lanti 90’s hero cinemalaki care of address ga marindi. FDFS chusthe Jagadamba lone chudali ane range lo Jagadamba theatre popular aipoindi. Ika Saturdays and Sundays osthe Vizag lo unna family audience antha Jagadamba ki icchevaru. Ee Multiplex time lo kuda Jagadamba theatre craze taggaledu ante aa theatre tho memories it’s a emotion for us antaru Vizagites.

Some popular movies and records at Jagadamba Theatre:

  • RGV and Nagarjuna’s Shiva Is Long Run Movie At Jagadamba for 155 Days
  • Sekhar Kammula’s 1st 1 Crore Gross Movie At Jagadamba
  • F2 is highest grossing movie at Jagadamba with 1.2 Cr+ Collections

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