The “National Museum of Indian Cinema” will not only provide a store house of information to the laymen but it will also help film makers, film students, enthusiasts and critics to know and evaluate the development of cinema as a medium of artistic expression not only in the country but also in all parts of the world.
Artefacts, equipments like Cameras, Editing, & Recording Machines, Projectors etc., Costumes, Photographs and other material are proposed to be kept in the Museum. The properties, dresses, sets, tapes, vintage equipment, posters, copies of important films, prints, promotional leaflets, developing equipment books, biographies, sound tracks, trailers, transparencies, Cinema magazines, statistics covering film distribution etc. to be displayed in a systematic arrangement depicting the history in a chronological manner, will be procured through donations and also by purchase. There will also be a Museum shop which will sell the copies/photographs etc. of the vintage items, books and booklets on the work of noted film makers and mementoes.
The National Museum of Indian Cinema will cater to the needs of contemporary people for acquainting themselves with the changes in the field of film production and also enlist their active support in appreciating the technological changes in the present media scenario.
The Purpose and Objectives of the Museum :
- To encapsulate the socio-cultural history of India as revealed through the evolution of cinema;
- To develop as a research centre focusing on the effect of cinema on society;
- To exhibit the work of the noted directors, producers, Institutions etc. for the benefit of visitors/film enthusiasts;
- To arrange seminars, workshops for film makers & film students;
- To generate interest in the future generation in the field of film movement;
Jehangir Bhownagary Hall – Centrally air-conditioned Multi Purpose Hall with capacity of around 250 people. Equipped with Screen and Projection facility. Permanent stage with Green Rooms. Ideal for organising workshops, conferences and seminars etc.
Underground Basement Parking – Two level Parking for around 144 vehicles.
2nd Phase of the Museum(New Building Block) – Consisting of Museum Office, Workshop Room, Store & utilities and two Cinema Halls to accommodate 162 & 214 people on Ground Floor. Temporary exhibition Spaces at first & second floor. Food Court & Curio Shop on Third Floor.