The entire world came to a standstill due to the novel Coronavirus and nations across the world were stuck inside the houses. From cafes to restaurants to cinema halls everything was shut down during this period. Now, India is in its unlocking phase and slowly everything is picking momentum. Also, the theatres have reopened in the country from October 15.
A lot of people are still scared of going to the movie theatres even though proper sanitization has been done. As of now, not many people are going to the theatres to watch a film.October 15, 2020
Also as a remarkable gesture, special screenings were held of Coronavirus warriors in Delhi and included theatres such as PVR Naraina and PVR Cinema at 3C's Mall in Lajpat Nagar among others. They were invited to watch the first show after the movie theatres opened with 50% occupancy.
Not only this, people going to the theatres have to wear a mask the whole time, and also alternate seats will be left vacant. Along with this, floor markers have been placed on the food and ticket counters to ensure social distancing and the sanitization process is also taken care of.
Sandeep Singh, Cinema Manager of PVR Cinemas said in an interview,"We are using the latest anti-microbial treatment to sanitize the halls. It was also used in sanitizing all the touchpoints like door handles. Sanitizer dispensers have been placed at all major points inside and at the entry points of the cinema halls. We are also encouraging contact-less digital payments.”
The cinema halls will now have masks, shields, and PPE kits available along with that thermal screening is mandatory, and only asymptomatic people will be allowed inside the hall.
Owner of Milan Cinema Ravinder Gupta said that it was very difficult to reopen the hall, he expressed,"My single screen hall has accumulated lakhs of rupees in dues due to pending fixed charges of electricity in past eight months. Also, due to COVID-19, no new releases are there to attract the audience.”
We hope people going to the cinema halls take proper precautions and come out safely. What do you think? Let us know in the comments section below.