CMS college to open first theatre on campus
Kottayam: CMS college, the first college in Kerala, is all set to open its first cinema theatre inside the campus. Interestingly, it is for the first time a college, which does not offer a course in film studies, is opening a theatre.
The campus will have a multiplex theatre called ‘Educational Theatre’ which will help the students to explore various subjects through visuals and hold discussions.
The interior of the theatre, which has 86 seats, is equal to a normal theatre. The red carpet and red cushioned chairs add glamour to the interior.
The college has upgraded an old auditorium inside the campus to the new theatre. The college has spent Rs 30 lakh on lighting, interior and projector.
Apart from the theatre, it also will act as a mini-conference hall to hold discussions. Literature students will be able to watch plays or movies based on Shakespeare drama and explore world cinema.
“We have decided to construct the theatre as the classes completely turned online amid the lockdown. Live video, debates between teachers and students and video conferences are a part of education. In this scenario, the learning will be incomplete without a theatre. So, we constructed the theatre on a war foot basis,” said the college authority.
The theatre will be inaugurated with the screening of ‘Cradle of Modernity- History of CMS College,' a documentary on the college. CMS college principal Dr Varghese C Joshua has penned the script of the documentary.
It is learned that the inauguration will be carried out within a week.
“Visual media has great importance in the modern world. Observing this, we decided to establish the theatre. CMS college will start courses on visual media soon. Such courses have great scope and demand across the world,” said Dr Varghese C Joshua, principal, CMS college.