TN Govt Withdraws Nod for 100 Percent Occupancy in Movie Theatres

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    TN Govt Withdraws Nod for 100 Percent Occupancy in Movie Theatres

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    Days after permitting complete capability in movie theaters following representations from the film industry, the federal government mentioned an advisory from the Centre and a petition in the Madras High Court over the matter for revoking its decision.

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    The Tamil Nadu federal government on Friday cancelled its order allowing 100 percent tenancy in film theatres and said the capacity will be restricted to 50 percent. Days after enabling full capacity in movie theaters following representations from the film market, the government mentioned an advisory from the Centre and a petition in the Madras High Court over the matter for revoking its decision.

    Till further orders, occupancy shall be restricted to 50 per cent in all sort of movie theaters, consisting of single and multiple screen motion picture halls and multiplexes, the government said in an official release. The Standard Procedure to avoid the spread of coronavirus must be followed, it said.

    The federal government, however, enabled theatres to evaluate additional programs based on an instruction of the Madras High Court and said the order would be in force with instant impact. On January 4, the federal government permitted 100 per cent seating capability in cinema theatres and directed them to follow the SoP prescribed to avoid spread of coronavirus

    The relaxation was given by the government after owners of movie theater halls made a representation to the federal government seeking its approval to allow complete seating capacity. The state government had actually previously allowed reopening of the theatres from November 10 with 50 per cent seating capacity.

    Nevertheless, a big chunk of cinema theatres continued to be been shut though the government enabled resumption of screening of films. Many film halls that opened too seen bad earnings, according to the movie market sources. Close on the heels of the arranged release of stars Vijay and Simbu’s ‘Master’ and ‘Easwaran’ on January 13 and 14 respectively, owners of cinema theatres hoped that permission for complete capacity would assist bring more movie enthusiasts to movie theaters and help reopen closed movie halls.

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