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Cinemas gear up to open for public on Friday

Cinemas gear up to open for public on Friday

By Natalia Ningthoujam

New Delhi, Oct 15 (Ians) With just a few hours left for cinema halls in India to open doors to the public on Friday after a long gap due to the pandemic, trade experts open up on the challenges facing the industry, safety measures to be taken and plans to bring back moviegoers to theatres.

Cinema halls were given the green signal to open from October 15, as per the guidelines of the Union Home Ministry and the Central government. While screening of films at some of the theatres on Thursday were dedicated to staff and family members, the general public can watch films on the big screen Friday onwards.

"Today (Thursday), we are doing a mock drill for opening and training our staff as to how to handle public from tomorrow in order to ensure smooth functioning," Raj Kumar Mehrotra, general manager at the Capital's Delite Cinema, told Ians,

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