The central authorities has allowed full occupancy in cinema halls and multiplexes starting from February 1.



On this regard, the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting has issued a set of unusual working procedures (SOPs) for cinema halls and theatres to forestall the unfold of the persevering with novel coronavirus.

Indian film critic and commerce analyst Taran Adarsh shared the knowledge on his Instagram cope with. He wrote “BIGGG NEWS… 100% seating functionality allowed in cinemas/theatres/multiplexes. SOPs issued by Ministry of Information & Broadcasting.”


The SOPs moreover acknowledged that no motion pictures shall be screened in containment zones. To verify the safety of viewers, cinema halls have taken one other measures too except for the compulsory sporting of masks and temperature checks. Theatres can have separated seats, staggered current timings, and bookings, compulsory social distancing, and digital funds are being impressed.



In its ultimate set of suggestions issued earlier this month, the federal authorities had allowed cinema halls to perform at a greater functionality. In October 2020, the Centre had allowed cinema halls to perform at 50 p.c seating functionality.

This switch by the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting ought to return as an help to cinema halls which have been closed for nearly seven months ultimate 12 months because of the continued COVID-19 pandemic. Even after opening they have been combating low viewers attendance and only some new film selections.

Stakeholders may additionally be happy with this decision for elevated functionality, as plenty of big-ticket motion pictures along with ’83’, starring Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone, ‘Sooryavanshi,’ starring Akshay Kumar, Ajay Devgn and Singh, and ‘Radhe’, starring Salman Khan have been ready for months, awaiting launch.


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