Maharashtra: Cinemas & Auditoriums To Reopen From October 22
Maharashtra: Cinema and drama theatres to re-open from October 22 says CM Uddhav Thackeray
Cinema theatres and auditoriums in Maharashtra will reopen from October 22, chief minister Uddhav Thackeray announced on Saturday. The CMO office shared the news on their Twitter handle amid a decline in coronavirus cases in the state.
They added that authorities are chalking out a detailed standard operating procedure (SOP) regarding the operation of theatres and auditoriums. The SOP’s will soon be announced by the team.
CMO tweeted, “Chief Minister Uddhav Balasaheb Thackeray has announced that cinemas and theatres 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.”
Check out the CMO tweet here:
Theatres and auditoriums in Maharashtra will open after 22nd October 2021 while observing all COVID safety protocols. SOP is in the works and will be declared soon.
— CMO Maharashtra (@CMOMaharashtra) September 25, 2021
CM Uddhav Thackeray announced this decision at a meeting of the COVID-19 task force. The meeting was also attended by Shiv Sena’s Rajya Sabha member Sanjay Raut, state chief secretary Sitaram Kunte, filmmakers Rohit Shetty and Kunal Kapoor. Theatre personality Makarand Deshpande, Marathi actors Subodh Bhave, Aadesh Bandekar were also in attendance.
The decision to reopen theatres comes a day after the state government announced the reopening of religious places of all faiths from October 7. All temples in Maharashtra will reopen from the first day of Navratri, a Hindu festival that spans nine nights.
The state government has also announced the reopening of schools from October 4 in the state. But they all have to ensure strict implementation of coronavirus-related protocols.