Published on 2/24/2002,
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For Indians in USA, he
brings the stars to their doorstep. Shiraz Jivani, founder of Naz8
Cinema, North Americas first multiplex for Indian movies, tells Lisa
Tsering that watching movies is in our genes.
Published on 10/29/99, SAN
JOSE MERCURY NEWSMULTIPLEX FOR MANY
CULTURES TO RAISE CURTAIN IN FREMONT
Fremont will soon become
home to what is believed to be the first multicultural cineplex in the
country, reflecting the growing ethnic diversity of the Bay Area.
The 3,000-seat Naz 8 Cinemas -- slated to open Nov. 5 in the
Fremont Hub shopping center's former General Cinema location -- will
feature movies from India, Pakistan, China, the Philippines, Korea,
Afghanistan and Iran. Four or five screens will show Indian-language
films, and the rest films from the other countries.
San Francisco Examiner
Published on 11/07/99, SAN
New theater in Fremont
caters to a growing segment of the Bay Area's diverse population
In Fremont, California, Shiraz Jivani was thrilled with the
success of Hum Saath... On Friday, November 5, Jivani opened his highly
publicized eight-screen theater -- Naz 8 Cinemas -- the first
multicultural multiplex in the US that will show Indian and other Asian
films. Hum Saath...was released on six screens at Naz 8.
In the first three days of the film's opening, approximately 8,000
people had seen Hum Saath... at Naz 8, Jivani said. Over the weekend
Jivani held 26 screenings of the film, with shows starting around noon,
and then running every hour, on the hour.
All the evening shows were sold out, Jivani said. Naz 8 has a
total capacity of 3,100 seats; it has two theaters that can accommodate
500 people each.
Jivani also runs the one-screen Naz Cinema a mile away from the
new Naz 8. This August when Taal was released at the older theater,
approximately 8,400 people saw the film in the first week.
"This film (Hum Saath ...) beat Taal by a long shot,"
Jivani said, declaring the new Rajshri film as "very