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Delhi Theatres To Re-Open On Monday, Maharashtra To  Follow, Trade  Reacts

The Delhi  administration has  decided  to  re-open Delhi Theatres in Delhi at  50  percent  capacity.

Wonderful news for  theatre  exhibitors who have been suffering crippling financial  blows during the lockdown

As  soon as  the announcement was made on Saturday  evening there  was all-round jubilation among movie  exhibitors.

Akshay Rathi one of  Maharashtra’s  leading exhibitors reacts,  “The Delhi government’s decision to reopen cinemas with 50% capacity is much welcomed. We truly hope that Maharashtra, which is considered to be the home state of the Hindi film fraternity now follows suit & allows the wheels of the theatrical exhibition sector across the country to start moving. With virtually no economic relief offered to them so far, the least that cinemas in the state deserve is the right to earn their own bread!”

Kishan Damani a  prominent Bihar  distributor says, “Big boost for our industry …. If Mumbai is allowed to open up in August the theatres will be back. The  Akshay  Kumar starrer   Bell Bottom is  expected on 15 August if  theatres in Maharashtra open up.”

Says Girish Johar, Producer & Film Business Expert, “It’s a very positive step, definitely brings back  confidence and  is a huge morale booster. Now only Maharashtra is yet to open and  post Maharashtra opening, which we hope is soon, it’s a green signal for movie business and  movie audiences across the country.”

Movie theatres  in Maharashtra  are expected  to reopen  in the  first week of August.

 

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