In an official statement on Wednesday, from multiplex association of India reaction to Unlock 5.0 notification issued by Ministry of Home Affairs on cinema theatres opening with all safety measures and 50 percent seat occupancy from 15 October.
The Multiplex Association of India (MAI) wholeheartedly welcomes the decision by Government of India allowing Cinemas to reopen across the country starting October 15, 2020.
Millions of movie lovers, employees of the cinema exhibition sector, along with the entire film industry were eagerly awaiting this announcement. We would like to extend our heartfelt gratitude to the Ministry of Home Affairs and the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting for their support and guidance.
We are committed to ensure a safe, secure and a hygienic cinema going experience for the movie lovers of our country, as always, we would continue to assign top-most priority to the health and well-being of our guests and employees.
An urgent permission from the State Governments to reopen cinemas in their States would go a substantial distance in ensuring that the cinema exhibition sector is able to quickly recover from the dire economic and financial impact of the epidemic.
We look forward to welcoming back moviegoers to a safe and an amazing brand new experience at our cinemas.