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- 20 to 30% booking for the first day, according to the guideline, arrangement to seat 60% of the audience in a show
After four months, Raanc will launch in city theaters on Thursday. Akshay Kumar’s new film Bell Bottom will be released in theatres. Its advance booking has been done 20 to 30 percent. The cinema industry, which has suffered a loss of 1000 crores during the Corona period, is now expected to get business back on track.
According to the operators, the theaters were closed again on 18 March 2021 due to the increasing cases of Corona. After that, theaters were now allowed to open from August 15. However, with the release of the new film from August 17, all theaters will open on Thursday. There are about 12 big cinemas in the city. Cinema houses were closed in the year 2020 due to Corona. They were later opened, but then closed.
Directors asking big Bollywood filmmakers to release films in theaters
Theater operators hope that there will be no need to close again. Operators are also contacting Bollywood filmmakers and asking them to release the films in theaters instead of releasing them directly on the OTT platform. According to the operators, big budget films have not been released on the OTT platform, because they have not got much response from it. Films of many big production houses were waiting for the opening of cinema halls. Now it is expected that with the opening of the theater, the business will get back on track. Many cinema halls of the city have also been closed in the upheaval of 1 year.
Will start with 60% audience now
The first new film Akshay Kumar’s Bell Bottom is releasing in the city theaters on Thursday. According to the guidelines of the state government, only 60% of the audience can sit in a show in cinemas. City Plus Cinema manager Hemal Mistry said that after a long time, a new film will be released in the cinema halls from Thursday.
Most of the theaters have 20 to 30% advance booking. According to the guidelines of the state government, arrangements have been made for the spectators. Cinemas in Mumbai are closed till September 1. As soon as the cinema halls of Mumbai open, the future of the theaters of Surat will be decided on the basis of that.
Earnings expected on upcoming festivals
According to Hemal Mistry, 2 to 3 theaters in the city have been closed due to the absence of business for a year due to Corona. Other cinema halls are also facing financial crunch. Now with the opening of cinema halls, there is hope. There will be holidays on many festivals in the coming days. Big banner films will be released. It is expected to generate income. We are ready to provide complete security to the audience.