Theaters Reopening Guidelines from October 15 : Checkout Now

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Box Office to reopen on October 15 with 50% seating among the protocols laid by the Govt of India. Due to Lockdown the activity of all respective sectors has been affected and one of them is the film industry. As the summer season is considered one of the best seasons for film releases, there were more than a dozen big budget Telugu films scheduled to be released in the months of April, May and June.

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Ponmagal Vandhal is the first Tamil big movie to have a direct release on Prime Video and become a Blockbuster hit. Moreover, the film has given a kind of inspiration to medium budget and small movies. Similarly, Bollywood films of many big stars; Gulabo Sitabo, Shakuntala Devi, Laxmmi Bomb, Bhuj: The Pride Of India, etc. have scheduled for direct digital release.

In April, many rumors circulated about the release of the big South films like Master, Red, Uppena, Jagame Tantram, etc would be directly released on the OTT platform. Many film producers have no other way but to postpone their release date. However, some movies like Nishabdham and V opted for OTT direct release.

Theaters Reopening Guidelines from October 15 : Checkout Now

As per the official statement from the Indian Govt, Theaters in India will reopen with 50% seating from 15th October, 2020. But, what measures a movie goer should take while entering the theaters? and Is It Safe To Go even before the vaccine release? Let’s have a look into the Standard operating procedures, SOP’s for cinema halls, multiplexes etc. for screening of films, as they reopen from 15th of October as per Ministry of Home Affairs guidelines.

  1. Occupancy of the auditorium shall not be more than 50%
  2. Adequate physical distancing while seating
  3. Seats “Not to be occupied” shall be marked as such
  4. Provision for hand wash and Hand sanitizers
  5. Installation and use of Aarogya setu App shall be advised to all
  6. Thermal screening to be carried out. Only Asymptomatic individuals shall be allowed
  7. Self-monitoring of health and reporting any illness
  8. staggered show timings shall be followed for different screens
  9. Digital modes of payments to be encouraged
  10. Regular cleaning and dis infection of the box office, and other areas
  11. Sufficient no.of counters at the box office shall be opened
  12. Audience encouraged to avoid movement during the intermission
  13. Floor makers shall be used for physical distancing for queue management at Box Office
  14. Purchase of tickets at box office  to be open throughout the day, advance booking to be allowed to avoid crowding
  15. Spitting shall be strictly prohibited
  16. Respiratory etiquette’s to be strictly followed
  17. Only packaged food and beverages shall be allowed; no delivery inside hall
  18. Multiple sale counters for food and beverage
  19. Measures for the safety of sanitization staff such as adequate provisions for gloves, boots, masks, PPE, etc
  20. Contact number shall be taken to facilitate contact tracing
  21. Sufficient no.of counters at the box office shall be opened
  22. COVID-19 stigmatization or unruly behavior shall be dealt the strictly
  23. Temperature setting of all air conditioning should be in the range of 24 to 30 degree C
  24. Public service announcements on wearing masks, physical distancing and hand hygiene to be made before and after screening and during intermission

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