Many speculations have been going around about the Indian Government’s decision to re-open theatres since, July.Late in June, many news reports have suggested that the theatres could re-open from the 2nd week of July.
Later, reports suggested that from August, theatres could re-open.In September, the Indian Government gave permission for open-air theatres like drive-ins to start operations from the 20th of September.
Now the latest information s that theatres might get permission to operate on 30-50% occupancies from the 5th of October.On the other hand, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Saturday announced that the cinema halls and open-air theatres can reopen from October 1st with a maximum crowd of 50 people.
As the Dussehra festival is celebrated in a big way in this state, the government has loosened many lockdown rules in Bengal.
However, the physical distancing norms like wearing masks and obedience to precautionary measures should be followed strictly.
Other cultural congregations like plays, music, dance, and magic shows will also be allowed from 1st October, albeit with a ceiling of 50 people.With the announcement, Bengal becomes the first state in the country to restart theatre operations.Cinema is a state subject in India.Stay tuned for more updates!