After the outbreak of Corona virus in 2020, theaters were closed all over the country. From 15 October the Central Government gave permission to open conditional cinemas. For this, some guidelines were issued which theaters had to meet.
The central government is considering allowing the number of seats in theaters to exceed 50 per cent. However, cinema houses have to follow strict guidelines. Ministry of Information and Broadcasting will release new guidelines.
After the outbreak of Corona virus in 2020, theaters were closed all over the country. From 15 October the Central Government gave permission to open conditional cinemas. Some guidelines were issued for this, which theaters had to fulfill. According to the guideline, theaters had to book 50 per cent seats of their capacity, but in the new situation the government is increasing this number. Instructions have been issued by the Ministry of Home Affairs after taking stock of the situation, which states that all activities will continue outside the transition zones. Some activities must follow the prescribed SOP. According to ANI, cinemas and theaters have already got permission to open with 50 per cent capacity. Now they can increase viewership, but for this the revised SOP has to be followed, which will be issued by the Ministry of Information Broadcasting.
Union Home Ministry issues an order to enforce guidelines for surveillance, containment & caution which will be effective from Feb 1 to Feb 28; states/UTs mandated to continue to enforce containment measures & SOPs on various activities & COVID appropriate behaviour. pic.twitter.com/owHbYZVgmt
— ANI (@ANI) January 27, 2021
This decision will definitely give a boost to the film industry. Allowing theaters to move with more seats would prompt filmmakers to release larger films in theaters. Last year, theaters were completely closed for nearly seven months due to the corona virus pandemic. After the cinemas opened on October 15, low-budget films came to theaters, but big-budget films are still far from release. Theater owners believe that big movies of superstars must be put into theaters to make theaters stand out again.
By the way, half a dozen films have been announced for release in theaters. These include Salman Khan’s Radhey, John Abraham’s Satyamev Jayate 2, Kangana Ranot’s Dhakad, Shahid Kapoor’s jersey, Ajay Devgn’s Maidan and SS Rajamouli’s RRR. The Tamil film Master has released in theaters on 13 January, which was well received.