The All-New Anand

The 7 months it took for the renovation is completely justifiable. The all new Anand is in a class of its own. An elegant class. Every detail has been re-thought and executed nicely. The phrase, of Multiplex quality, is often used to describe the new Anand and that is not wrong. Maybe it’s even more than that. This is far-advanced than many multiplexes.

There are 2 classes: Platinum and Gold.
class relates to the traditional Balcony and the ticket price is Rs. 120/-
The old main entrance is now the entry to Platinum class.

Gold class relates to the First Class and the price is Rs. 70/-
A new entrance near the Abhilash gates is built for the Gold class.

Reservation is enabled for the Platinum Class and is offered at the counter near the gate of Abhilash.
Online ticket booking/reservation is available for Anand, Abhilash and Asha theatres at

View from the Platinum Class

Premium fabric seats and non-slippery carpeted floor with lighted steps

Platinum Class entry

The cafeteria serves coffee, tea, soft drinks, pop corn and snacks

A 40″ Samsung LCD mounted in portrait orientation — Digital poster wall!

The exterior. Gold Class entry towards the end.

Movie-Going Getting Revamped

Yet Another Update


The Dhanya Remya twin theatres at Kottayam will open on 11th Nov. 2011 at 11 am.
View the location on map
Dhanya Remya Booking/Reservation phone number: 0481 – 2563615
Also read: The all-new Anand theatre

Dhanya – Remya Show Timings
Dhanya: 11:00 am, 2:00 pm,  6:00 pm,  9:00 pm
Remya – 11:15 am,  2:15 pm,  6:15 pm,  9:15 pm

New 5-shows timing
10:00 am,  12:30 pm,  3:30 pm,  6.30 pm,  9.30 pm

Updated Info


In the past few months, there have been a lot of changes in the online ticket booking situation. This update addresses those changes.

  • The ticket-booking site mentioned in the original post – – appears to have stopped functioning.
  • Online ticket reservation for the all-new, renovated Anand theatre, Abhilash and Asha are available at
    (thanks to Sakthivel Palaniyappan for tipping about the new site in the comments)
  • The twin-theatre mentioned below isn’t open yet, but is expected to launch this year (2011) itself.

–Original Post–

Twin Theatre Complex

The new twin theatre complex by Mini Muthoot near Govt. Ayurveda Hospital, adjacent to the BSNL Administrative office at Vayaskarakkunnu is nearing completion. The base structure is almost completed. It’s expected to be opened by Christmas / New Year (note: It will open at 11th Nov, 2011 as given in the update).

A view from Govt. Model High School

The view through a window at Anupama Theatre

Online & Mobile Ticket Reservations

This is great stuff. All our five theatres now support Online & Mobile ticket reservations. Out of them, Abhilash, Asha, Anand & Anashwara are powered by (Read more about and the procedure/working here and here). It was such a breeze to be in for the First-Day-First-Show of Anwar at Abhilash!
Update:’s services for Kottayam theatres are paused for the time being. It’s expected to be back in action by next month (April 2011) or so.

Anupama Theatre is maintaining their own reservation system.
It’s currently through SMS. The format and details are given below:

UPDATE: now provides online reservation for Anupama theatre too.

  • supports online payment via Credit Card / Debit Card / Netbanking.
  • Anupama Theatre’s system doesn’t include payment. Payment is to be done at the counter.

Twin Theatres and a Mall Heading Our Way


March 2015

The WMall building is seen to be fully built. Yet to open.


After a long wait, the Dhanya Remya Twin Theatres will open on 11th Nov. 2011, 11 am.
Also read about the all-new Anand theatre

–Original post follows–

If you were frowning thinking there aren’t much things to be excited about in Kottayam, this is great news for you. This is great news for just everyone,  in fact. A state-of-the-art twin-theatre complex and an awesome-looking mall (yeah!) are in fast development.

The twin-theatre complex (from the Muthoot group) will be at Vayaskkarakkunnu on the Aida Junction – Pulimoodu Junction part of M.C. Road, approximately opposite to focuz motors showroom. WMall – The mall (from Wexco builders) will be near the Plantation Corporation junction, just adjacent to Cafe D’ Anns.

The Concept Model

The proposed site

The twin-theatre complex will be finished and launched by the next Onam season early 2011 (Update on this with pictures).
The Dhanya Remya Twin Theatres will open on Nov. 11, 2011.

We don’t know about the launch date of the WMall, but it should be reasonably soon
(Update on 2010 Nov – the construction works were paused till now. Back in action now).