Cinemas might not be a typical tourist hunting spot, but sometimes you need to unwind at places that are unthought-of, but at the same time interesting. Do not expect a mall + multiplex package in Goa, but quaint little buildings where the latest Bollywood releases are being screened in Hindi language. Inox is one of the odd multiplexes where you can get a lot of variety in terms of environment and the language of films. With the introduction of IIFI film festival and the influx of film fraternity in Goa, the scenario is changing.
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The Kala Academy is one of the worth mentioning theatres where the culture of Goa in its finest form can be witnessed. The theatre started in 1969 as a place where Goans could display and discover the talent brimming inside them. Located on the Panjim to Dona Paulo road, it features a closed air-conditioned auditorium accommodating 2,500 viewers. Also built-in within the campus are two mini-theatres, recording studios, music library, practice and workshop rooms. Over the year, the Academy arranges for various types of cultural festivals such as Marathi Drama Festival, State art Festival, Bhajan Competion, Tiatr Festival, Konkani Festival etc providing the tourist and the Goan local an insight to the artistic ability and the historic essence of Goan cultural heritage. It is the main venue for the International Film Festival of India.
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