Cinema halls in Maharashtra to reopen from November 5
The state government issued an order today allowing theatres to reopen outside containment zones with 50 per cent seating capacity
Cinema halls and multiplexes in Maharashtra are allowed to reopen from November 5. The state government issued an order today allowing theatres to reopen outside containment zones with 50 per cent seating capacity.
Reacting to the news, Siddharth Jain, Executive Director, Inox Group, tweeted "On behalf of the entire cinema exhibition industry we would like to thank @OfficeofUT & @AmitV_Deshmukh Ji for allowing cinemas to operate in Maharashtra from 5th Nov. Looking forward to the big screens lighting up once again!”
Filmmaker Sanjay Gupta tweeted, “So finally theatres opening in Maharashtra from 5th November at 50% occupancy."
Film exhibitor Akshaye Rathi wrote, "Finally, the moment we have waited for! Cinemas in #Maharashtra are permitted to commence operations from tomorrow with 50% occupancy & detailed SOPs will be issued soon. A step towards the resurrection of the film exhibition sector. Thank you @OfficeofUT ji & @AmitV_Deshmukh ji."
In a separate tweet, he said, "However, eight months with no income and heavy expenses have left cinemas crippled. The state will need to work closely with the sector to formulate policies that can allow it to reinstate its relevance in #Maharashtra. Hoping for support from @OfficeofUT ji & @AmitV_Deshmukh ji."