New reopening rules for cinema halls in Delhi: Masks, online tickets, no popcorn

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Ajay Devgan's 'Tanhaji' to be screened in theatres in India tomorrow.

Ticket prices have been reduced by 75% to woo the audience back


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Published: Thu 15 Oct 2020, 11:55 AM

Last updated: Thu 15 Oct 2020, 6:06 PM

Owners and operators of theatres in Delhi have been urged by the authorities to follow safety rules and guidelines strictly as cinema halls re-opened in the Indian capital today.

All cinema halls will comply with the SOPs mandated by the Union Government. These include maintaining distances of one seat in the halls, 50 per cent capacity, masks at all times, proper ventilation and air condition temperature settings at above 23 degrees Celsius. Also, markings have been made to ensure social distancing in the cinema hall galleries. Eating and drinking inside theatres has been banned.
Tickets will only be available online and ticket prices have been reduced by 75 per cent to woo the audience back.

Meanwhile, cinema halls in Gurugram such as the PVR and other managements have decided to start operations from Friday.
PVR Cinema Manager of MGF Mall, Gaurav said that six Hindi, English and Punjabi films will be screened on Friday. Movies on the first day include Tanhaji.., Thappad, Parasite, and My Spy.

"Earlier, the minimum ticket price of the film was Rs 250 and the maximum price was Rs 350. This price has been reduced to Rs 99. All SOPs will be followed," MGF Mall's PVR manager Pooran Bohra said.

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