As the outbreak of the corona virus pandemic emerged, cinema halls across the country are not functional. The exhibitors hope that they will be able to resume business by May-end or June. The cinema hall management say that they will be maintaining safety and social distancing measures. These measures include the gap between two moviegoers seated at the hall.
With governments of neighbouring states granting the permission to continue with post-production works, Telugu states governments are also requested to consider the same. Although there are some grass conditions and rules that the producers must follow.
The theatre management must strictly pass guidelines to audiences to book every alternate seat. Mandating social distance at F&B counters and restrooms. 45 Mins gap between each show to allow sanitisation to post every show. Mandating online ticketing & wearing of masks for viewers among other things. While most Bollywood and Hollywood productions have already deferred their releases, our cinemas say that they are in constant talks with the producers. Everyone is waiting for the lock down to come to an end. The audiences are waiting for the new release dates of movies and the reopening of theatres.
Depending on the situation, theatres might limit the maximum number of ticket buyers, per screen. And this will only be for an initial period. Once the theatres get reopened, they will take 1-2 weeks to thoroughly sanitize the screens. And, even then, they will not open all auditoriums at one go. They plan to operate phase-wise, one screen this week, another next week. More details will come out soon.