As the Covid cases in the third wave are decreasing easily, Maharashtra Government has decided to lift down the night curfew in Mumbai. The circular by the Government clearly mentions that cinema halls can reopen as per normal timing before the advent of the Covid-19 pandemic. However, the 50% rule shall remain as before.
A trade expert told Bollywood Hungama, “It’s a great development and now we hope that other cities like Delhi-NCR, Ahmedabad, and Jaipur etc. also do away with night curfew. The films can work big time even if cinemas are told to operate at 50% occupancy. However, the night curfew can prove detrimental to the box office of any film.”
Meanwhile, a staffer from the multiplex told this writer, “Some cinemas would start playing night shows from tomorrow (Wednesday, February 2). However, most theatres will put this rule into effect only from Friday, February 4.”