A day before the cinema hall reopened in Delhi, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal met his owners and operators on Wednesday and asked them to strictly follow the necessary rules and guidelines.
“I hope that cinema halls will strictly follow the central government guidelines and SOP as well as state government. It is extremely important to follow social disturbances and hygiene protocols in cinema halls,” he said.
According to standard operating procedures (SOPs), filmmakers will be seated on optional seats and there will be a cross mark on the seat that cannot be folded. The AC’s technical system for audience comfort and entry and exit gates, seats has also been changed, and lobbies have to be cleaned periodically.
Tickets will only be available online, and according to the SOP, there will be a complete ban on food while watching the film.
During a conversation with representatives of cinema hall associations in Delhi, Kejriwal said that the people of Delhi, including the unions, would have to work together to revive the city’s economy.
“The last seven months have been very difficult for us. The whole country and the whole world is suffering from Corona epidemic. Delhi has fought a very tough and strong fight against Corona. Most importantly, Delhi’s economy is back on track Is., It was scrapped due to the Corona lockdown, “he said.
Representatives of movie theater companies such as PVR, M2K, Movie Time, Cinemapolis, Inox, Unity, Pacific etc. participated. In the meeting, the Chief Minister assured to fully follow all the directions as per the guidelines and SOP issued by the Center.
He thanked Kejriwal for allowing him to open the cinema hall from October 15 as per the guidelines of the Union Home Ministry and the central government.
On 7 October, the Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) allowed all cinema halls in the capital to be opened by 15 October with 50 percent capacity.