While the Government has allowed resuming of cinema halls from October 15, the Maharashtra government didn’t allow cinemas to open here yet.
The people from Maharashtra are eagerly waiting to watch the films on the big screens. According to a report theatres in the state are likely to open from November 6.
As per the report published in an entertainment portal, file for reopening of cinemas in the state has been cleared by Mantralaya. The order is likely to be signed and if everything goes well then the cinemas will be opening from coming Friday.
As per the reports, some multiplexes in Mumbai have already put up notices to announce that they will be soon reopening.
This is great news for the entertainment industry as since March when the pandemic has hit the business of the theatres have been affected badly.
A source was quoted saying, “Though it’s all in the same umbrella, the film was under the banner of Fox Star Studios, which is now a redundant entity. They had signed Hotstar for a digital release, and the contract clearly mentioned that the film can’t release in cinema halls in the countries where Hotstar has a strong presence. With India being a key market for them, with a solid subscriber base, they are bound to follow the terms of contract at this point of time. Hotstar or Disney+ Hotstar does not have a strong presence in the overseas belt where the film is releasing theatrically. Until and unless, they amend or rescind the contract, a theatrical release won’t happen.”