The West Bengal authorities on Monday allowed 100 p.c occupancy of film theaters and multiplex cinemas, in line with the discover.
“Film theaters, multiplexes and theaters can enable 100 p.c occupancy with none restrictive seating preparations,” he mentioned.
The federal government had beforehand restricted seating to all different seats.
The Union Ministry of Data and Broadcasting had allowed 100 p.c occupancy in cinemas on January 30.
The state authorities mentioned all normal COVID protocols stipulated by the Heart should be met.
Welcoming the order, Ratan Saha, an official with the Japanese India Movement Photos’ Affiliation, instructed PTI: “We’ve instructed our corridor employees to rearrange the seats in accordance with the directive.”
Saha, who additionally owns a single-screen theater and a multiplex community, mentioned that with out a big-budget launch, it could be troublesome to draw audiences to theaters.