Theatres in Kerala, which had remained shut for months as a result of COVID-19 induced lockdown, can be reopened on January 13, Kerala Movie Chamber of Commerce officers mentioned right here on Monday.
Tamil movie star Vijay starred Grasp would be the first film to be launched in Kerala theatres that day, they mentioned.
The choice to reopen the theatres was taken at a gathering of the Kerala Movie Chamber of Commerce officers right here, after the state authorities determined to handle the KFCC’s principal calls for and issues.
Earlier within the day, the Kerala authorities introduced that it has determined to waive leisure tax for cinemas from January to March 2021 together with 50 per cent discount within the fastened costs on electrical energy throughout the lockdown interval since March final 12 months to assist the movie trade within the state.
Kerala Movie Chamber officers mentioned the federal government has addressed all their issues they usually have been grateful to Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan for the particular curiosity he took within the matter. Giving its nod to reopen cinemas, the federal government on January 1 had mentioned theatres may reopen with 50 per cent occupancy and adhering to strict COVID- 19 tips.
Solely 50 per cent of the seats needs to be occupied or solely half the tickets bought, the federal government had mentioned, including that the well being division’s COVID protocol needs to be strictly adopted.