Good news for Cinema hall owners, they can have full occupancy from today. Cinema Halls are now permitted to operate at full occupancy from today, 1st February 2021. Though, they still have to follow the Covid-19 safety protocol as union information and broadcast minister Prakash Javedakar said on Sunday “There is a good news, From the very beginning of February, audience can watch and enjoy films in theatres as we are allowing the full occupancy to in all cinema halls.
Restrictions on exhibition of films will remain in place for containment zones Cinema Halls
Releasing the fresh SOPs (Standard operating Procedure) for cinema halls to operate at full strength, the minister said added that existing sanitisation and COVID protocols will continue to be in place though the relaxations will now allow people to buy food from stalls inside the Theatres.
Mr. Prakash Javedakar said Restrictions on exhibition of films will remain in place for containment zones, even as the SOPs added that individual states and union territories may consider proposing additional measures suited to their local assessment of the coronavirus situation. samiti
The guidelines also said that the 100 seat capacity will only be allowed if Arogya Setu app is loaded and updated in each and every phone of Viewers.
The guidelines said visitors will have to go through thermal checks before entering the premises and they have to staggered and conduct a proper row while exiting the hall. The new guidelines were welcomed by the producers guild of India. (PGI. They stated “We welcome the decision of government of India to allow 100% occupancy. We are thankful for Honourable minister Prakash Javedakar and everyone who involved in facilating this important step in our industry’s recovery”
The new guidelines will definitely encourage the viewers to book online tickets and watch their favourite movies with their family.