Film theaters in Maharashtra to reopen from October 22 – Times of India

With the relaxation of COVID-19 norms, buzz is that Chief Minister Uddhav Balasaheb Thackeray has recently announced that cinemas and theaters in the state will be allowed to open after October 22. However, the opening will be executed only in compliance with health norms.

Dr. Jayantilal Gada – Chairman & MD of Pen Studios and Director-Producer Rohit Shetty recently had a meeting with the Maharashtra Chief Minister on Saturday to discuss the reopening of the theatres across the state. The meeting held in Mumbai was also attended by several key theatre representatives and exhibitors.

An official tweet from the CM’s social media account read, “Chief Minister Uddhav Balasaheb Thackeray has announced that cinemas and theaters in the state will be allowed to open after October 22 in compliance with health norms. Work is underway to prepare a detailed SOP in this regard and it will be announced soon”.

During the discussion, Mr. Thackeray assured the theatres in Maharashtra will resume from 22nd October and the Standard operating procedure will be shared soon.

Alongside Dr. Jayantilal Gada (Pen Studios), Rohit Shetty (Rohit Shetty Picturez) and Sanjay Chatar (Director, Pen Marudhar) the meeting was attended by key theatre representatives including Kamal Gianchandani (President of Multiplex Association of India & CEO, PVR Pictures), Alok Tandon (CEO, Inox Leisure Ltd), Devang Sampat (CEO, Cinepolis India), and Kunal Sawhney (Chief Operating Officer – Carnival Cinemas).

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