The Cinema Halls in the North-East will not reopen on Thursday (October 15) despite the Center’s Green Signal to reopen Theatres and Schools as part of its ‘Unlock 5’ Guidelines as the states have not issued any Guidelines in this regard. Theatres, distributors and content providers said that movie goers will have to wait for some more days as the Official Notifications are yet to be issued by the states in the region.
However, Assam Government issued an order on Wednesday evening allowing Cinema Halls to reopen from Thursday in Areas outside the containment zones with maximum 50 per cent capacity. The Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA) order signed by Assam Chief Secretary Kumar Sanjay Krishna said a separate standard operating procedure regarding theatres will be issued by the Health and Family Welfare Department. As per information from the States, Cinema Halls will not reopen on Thursday anywhere in the entire Region, he added.