Theatres in Kerala to reopen on January 13

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Theatres in Kerala, which had remained shut for months due to the COVID-19 induced lockdown, will likely be reopened on January 13, Kerala Film Chamber of Commerce officers stated right here on Monday.

Tamil movie star Vijay starrer Master would be the first film to be launched in Kerala theatres that day, they stated.

The determination to reopen the theatres was taken at a gathering of the Kerala Film Chamber of Commerce officers right here, after the state authorities determined to deal with the KFCC’s fundamental calls for and considerations.

Earlier in 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 in the fastened costs on electrical energy in the course of the lockdown interval since March final 12 months to assist the movie business in the state.

Kerala Film Chamber officers stated the federal government has addressed all their considerations and so they have been grateful to Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan for the particular curiosity he took in the matter. Giving its nod to reopen cinemas, the federal government on January 1 had stated theatres might reopen with 50 per cent occupancy and adhering to strict COVID- 19 pointers.

Only 50 per cent of the seats needs to be occupied or solely half the tickets offered, the federal government had stated, including that the well being division’s COVID protocol needs to be strictly adopted.

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