1 min read.Updated: 06 Oct 2020, 01:07 PM IST Edited By Sangeeta Ojha
As per the SOPs, it is compulsory to show a minute-long film or announcement before a show as well as before and after the interval, to spread awareness about Covid-19.
A sufficient number of box office counters shall be opened to avoid overcrowding, the ministry has said
As a part of Unlock-5, Union Information and Broadcasting Ministry today released the standard operating procedures (SOPs) for cinema halls and theatres, which are reopening from October 15.
According to the SoPs, only 50 per cent seating will be allowed of the total capacity and alternate seats will be left vacant for social distancing. Besides this, face masks will be mandatory inside the cinema halls.
"All COVID-19 guidelines and standard operating protocols (SOPs) issued by Information and Broadcasting Ministry must be followed at all cinema halls and theatres," said Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar.
Here are the guidelines for reopening movie theatres:
-Occupancy of the auditorium shall not be more than 50%
-Adequate physical distancing while seating
-Seats 'Not to be oocupied' shall be marked as such