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COVID-19 | Mumbai cinema halls reopen today after 18 months

To minimise the danger of the virus, only those with COVID-19 vaccination certificates or with a “safe status” on the state-run health app will be allowed to enter the theatres. Masks and temperature checks are mandatory and no food or beverages will be allowed inside.

October 22, 2021 / 04:38 PM IST
Mumbai theatres reopened on October 22 after more than 18 months of closure due to the novel coronavirus pandemic, the last of the many restrictions to go amid a decline in virus cases. (Image: Reuters)
Mumbai theatres reopened on October 22 after more than 18 months of closure due to the novel coronavirus pandemic, the last of the many restrictions to go amid a decline in virus cases. (Image: Reuters)
Theatres opened to half capacity, following the guidelines released last month, but struggled to lure the public back. (Image: News18)
Theatres opened to half capacity, following the guidelines released last month, but struggled to lure the public back. (Image: News18)
To minimize the danger of the virus, only those with COVID-19 vaccination certificates or with a “safe status” on the state-run health app will be allowed to enter the theaters. Masks and temperature checks are mandatory and no food or beverages will be allowed inside. (Image: News18)
To minimise the danger of the virus, only those with COVID-19 vaccination certificates or with a “safe status” on the state-run health app will be allowed to enter the theatres. Masks and temperature checks are mandatory and no food or beverages will be allowed inside. (Image: News18)
Theaters elsewhere in the country are already running shows. (Image: News18)
Theatres elsewhere in the country are already running shows. (Image: News18)
Mumbai city has been one of the country’s worst-affected by the pandemic but has gradually reopened following a decline in both COVID-19 cases and deaths. Cinemas there, however, are among the last public places to reopen — a hugely symbolic move in the country's financial capital also known for its Bollywood film industry. (Image: News18)
Mumbai city has been one of the country’s worst-affected by the pandemic but has gradually reopened following a decline in both COVID-19 cases and deaths. Cinemas there, however, are among the last public places to reopen — a hugely symbolic move in the country's financial capital also known for its Bollywood film industry. (Image: News18)
The restrictions imposed on movie theaters to prevent the spread of COVID-19 have hurt operators. But the industry is expected to rebound. Filmmakers have lined up major big-ticket releases ahead of Diwali, when sales peak and audiences flock to theaters. (Image: Reuters)
The restrictions imposed on movie theatres to prevent the spread of COVID-19 have hurt operators. But the industry is expected to rebound. Filmmakers have lined up major big-ticket releases ahead of Diwali, when sales peak and audiences flock to theaters. (Image: Reuters)
The return to cinemas in Mumbai comes a day after India celebrated its one billionth COVID-19 vaccine dose. About half of nearly 1.4 billion people have received at least one dose while around 20 percent are fully immunized, according to Our World in Data. (Image: AP)
The return to cinemas in Mumbai comes a day after India celebrated its one billionth COVID-19 vaccine dose. About half of nearly 1.4 billion people have received at least one dose while around 20 percent are fully immunised, according to Our World in Data. (Image: AP)
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first published: Oct 22, 2021 04:38 pm

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