Timings and Location(s)
Tel.: 262-2250 (Town Hall reception) for reservations and email: firstname.lastname@example.org for questions regarding bookings and other information.
The Multi-media Center group (as of Oct 2006): Marco, Norman, Oliver, Basile, Claudine, Kari, and Nina
General Information and Background
The Cinema Paradiso, also referred to as the Multimedia Centre, makes available films on a weekly basis (schedules in the News & Notes), as well as lectures and presentations both by Aurovilians and some visitors to Auroville. Construction of the Multi Media Centre adjacent to the Town Hall was enabled through a large donation from Gateway Group some 4 years ago, specified for activities pertaining to communication. The cinema receives a budget under the "City Services" to assist in its running expenses, but has also been supported regularly with generous donations. The cultural events are made available free of charge, however a contribution is asked for use of the venue for presentations (if you have an AVNet login ID go to: http://www.auroville.org.in/calendarlist.php?Location_Id=22)
The facilities of the Cinema Paradiso/MMC are available to all.
Members and Affiliations
Scheduling of regular events at the MMC auditorium are coordinated with weekly film showings at Bharat Nivas Auditorium, and the Visitors Center weekend videos, and include talks sponsored by the French Pavilion group, and others.
Aims and Objectives
The aim of the Cinema Paradiso/MMC has been to provide a practical, comfortable environment for Aurovilians to enjoy a wide range of presentations and films, with a focus on international, environmental and spiritual selection. Several times a year they also host film festivals on a special theme, such as the Earth Day celebrations. Compared to the auditorium at Bharat Nivas the 120 seat capacity has shown to be a good size to host the average number of people showing up for any one of the wide range of offerings.
For more Info: http://www.auroville.org.in/article/23535