AP govt allows theatres to operate at 50 per cent capacity

The film industry hopes to make gains during the Dussehra holidays in October. The night curfew in 11 districts continues to be in place, while in East and West Godavari districts, the curfew is relaxed only between 6 am and 7 pm.https://images.indianexpress.com/2020/08/1×1.png
Last month, the Telangana government had removed all Covid-19 lockdown restrictions, paving the way for theatres to re-open. Don't Miss These StoriesMandira Bedi remembers husband Raj Kaushal with heart-breaking photosRishi Kapoor refused to act with Amitabh Bachchan, demanded his replacementSara'S movie review: Anna Ben, Sunny Wayne film educates, but feels inadequateClick here for more

Last week, the Telangana State Film Chamber of Commerce had requested producers to wait till October before taking their films directly to streaming platforms. By: Entertainment Desk | Bengaluru |

July 5, 2021 8:01:41 pm

Cinema halls in Telugu states were closed in April following the second wave of coronavirus. Theatres can operate shows between 6 am to 9 pm following Covid-19 safety practices, including compulsory face-mask, hand sanitization and social distancing inside cinema halls. 📣 The Indian Express is now on Telegram. © IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd The exhibitors may feel a little more confident about re-opening theatres in Telangana, with the Andhra Pradesh government’s new order. Click here to join our channel (@indianexpress) and stay updated with the latest headlines
For all the latest Entertainment News, download Indian Express App. If the theatres in both the Telugu states function, it would encourage producers to give their new films a theatrical release. (File photo)
Amid the steady decline in coronavirus cases, the Andhra Pradesh government on Monday announced further lockdown relaxations. However, theatre owners are yet to re-open cinema halls. The government has permitted cinema halls to re-open from July 8 with 50 per cent capacity. “Keeping the larger interest of the entire Telugu film industry, all the producers are requested to consider our appeal, or else all the exhibitors of Telangana will plan our future course of action,” read the latest statement from the Telangana State Film Chamber of Commerce. The Indian Express website has been rated GREEN for its credibility and trustworthiness by Newsguard, a global service that rates news sources for their journalistic standards.