With the government allowing movie theatres to open from 15th October, Inox Multiplex at south telegraph road, Camp in Belagavi to resume operations from today, while most single-screen halls have decided to wait and watch since there are no new big-ticket releases.
The lack of new releases comes even as 60 movies have been cleared by censors since March. besides lack of content, screening movies only for 50% capacity is a big challenge for singlescreen theatres.
Inox Leisure Limited will run shows at five places in Karnataka. Inox Leisure Limited, said their screens at Belagavi, Bengaluru, Manipal and Mysuru will resume operations from today.
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Considering the fears around COVID-19 spread, Inox multiplex in south telegraph road in Belagavi which is reopening after over 7 months, have lined up “promising contents” to entertain the audience. Like Many multiplex chains will showcase old hit films for a start. The Hindi and Kannada films re-releasing in Inox Belagavi cinemas from today include Shivaji Surathkal (Kannada) and Thappad (Hindi) at 3pm and 6pm daily.
Leading multiplex operator INOX, which operates 3 screens in Belagavi, would be able to untilise only 1 screens to show movies.
Bookings not yet started on online booking platforms like Bookmyshow, You can book over a call or get tickets directly from Box Office at Inox multiplex at Camp Belagavi.
So, what changes at the movies?
As per the guidelines, cinemas, theatres and multiplexes will be allowed to open from October 15, almost seven months since lockdown was imposed. Auditoriums, however, will be allowed to operate with only 50 per cent capacity.
Under the SOPs, adequate physical distancing is mandatory while seating – this in effect means every alternate seat will have to be kept vacant and clearly marked. Moreover, cinemas will also have to provide provisions for sanitisers and handwashing facilities. Use of the Aarogya Setu app is encouraged and all cinema-goers will be thermally screened before entry. Only asymptomatic individuals will be allowed to enter.
food and beverages inside the cinema hall?
Cinema-goers have been advised to avoid moving during intermission and, as per the guidelines, no delivery of food and beverages will be allowed inside the auditorium. Only packaged food and beverages will be sold