In all, Andhra Pradesh has around 1,100 theatres that include both single-screen theaters and multiplexes.
According to Variety, a nationwide state of emergency was announced early on Tuesday (local time) on behalf of the King Al-Sultan Abdullah.
After Madras HC rap, Tamil Nadu government withdraws order allowing 100 per cent seating in theatres
According to a statement, the TN government has said that only 50 percent seating would be permitted until further orders.
A division bench comprising Justices MM Sundresh and S Ananthi added that the occupancy in threatres should continue to be 50% till then
The Ministry of Home Affairs guidelines only allow 50 percent capacity in theatres and it would remain in force till January 31, said the Union Home Secretary in a letter.
Eastern India Motion Picture Association appeals Mamata Banerjee to resume cinema shows with full occupancy
Cinema halls in the state are currently running at 50 per cent of their occupancy in view of the coronavirus crisis in the country.
Health Secretary Dr J Radhakrishnan said it was the Revenue Department which issued the government order and he would take up the issue with them.
The TN government’s move to allow hundred percent seating comes after actor Vijay requested Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami to grant permission ahead of the release of his movie Master
It is a dual edged crisis, of creating content and also exhibiting it with many producers either postponing or moving to OTT platforms.
Despite having given permission, only a few theaters in the city, mostly multiplexes opened their doors for the public on Tuesday.
Meanwhile, Cinepolis unit manager Sanjeev said the theatre opened with 50 per cent occupancy, and cashless transactions were encouraged.
Theaters in New York City aren’t included, and counties must have a positivity rate below 2% on a 14-day average and have no “cluster zones.”
Just as the pandemic worsened and movie theaters were shuttering, Universal Pictures shifted the film's release to video on demand, leading a charge straight through the theatrical window.