Film Theaters and Multiplexes are allowed to operate from October 15th with a 50% occupancy limit. The Information and Broadcasting Ministry was entrusted with the task to finalize the SOPs to be followed while re-opening the theaters.
The SOPs are yet to be released. Meanwhile, the theater owners in both the Telugu States are not in a hurry to re-open. Telangana Theatres association will meet the press Tomorrow to put forward their requests and relief measures required to Re-open.
Meanwhile, there is no clarity about what is happening in Andhra Pradesh as the No.1 Group (Suresh Theaters) is not in favor of the Re-opening. The clarity is likely to emerge in a week or two. Experts say the theaters should open partially at least by Dussehra.Follow @THEPANIPURI