Curtains up for cinema halls

Finally, almost after eight long months, theatres are opening in the state today. But with the pandemic still not over, how safe are the cinemas? We went on a theatre trail across the city to find out…

Theatres say that seats will be sanitised after every screening. Some are also going to sanitise the lobby as well.

All our staff go through all the safety checks on a daily basis, with a doctor checking on them regularly. we are introducing private screening, where a group of people can rent out their screen and watch the movie for `2,750 and onwards.

– Swaroop Reddy, PVR Cinemas

We have assigned staff to go around the theatre and ensure that audiences are following all the safety measures, like wearing masks, and following social distancing. We will be providing masks and even PPE kits for customers (at a cost) who request for them.

— Siva, Rohini Silver Screens