Andhra Pradesh government to reopen cinema halls with 50% seating
The Andhra Pradesh government on Tuesday announced that it will allow theatres and multiplexes to reopen. However, the owners have been given a standing instruction to maintain only 50% occupancies with a gap in between two seats.
The ease of restrictions in Andhra Pradesh has offered some good news to theatre owners and filmgoers as theatres across the state will reopen from July 8.
However, the ease of restriction comes with a set of rules to follow.
From following all the Covid protocols like wearing a face mask, maintaining distances, sanitizing hands and thermal scanners and more importantly maintaining only 50% capacity in cinema halls and gap between two seats.
"From the 8th of this month, curfew will be relaxed in all the districts except the two Godavari districts till 10 pm, said CM Reddy In a review of COVID control, the CM said theaters, restaurants, and gyms should follow COVID protocols," The CM's official Twitter Handle was quoted as per the report
The government while permitting reopening of these establishments like theatres, restaurants, gyms, and function halls and asked the public to strictly adhere to Covid protocols but violation of which may result in penalty and other serious actions from the government.
While the same ease of restrictions was announced in neighbouring Telangana in June itself, the theatre owners are yet to take any decision on reopening it.