Theater owners are having a very hard time due to the coronavirus pandemic. Even after the government has allowed the entertainment industry to restart working, movie theatres are going empty with no major releases. Now with the release of Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman 1984, it was expected that the audience will bring themselves back to the theatres. However, with the newly applied night curfew, it has brought a new hurdle for the cinema business.
Maharashtra state government has announced a night curfew from 11 pm to 6 am. The curfew will remain content from 22nd December to 6th January. So, it is clear that the night shows of Gal Gadot’s movie and upcoming ones would be severely affected.
Wonder Woman 1984 is releasing on 25th December. Now according to the reports, the last show will be screened at 7.30 pm in almost every cinema hall.
A multiplex staffer was quoted by a daily as saying, “The paid previews of Wonder Woman 1984 are taking place tomorrow (Wednesday, December 23) evening, from 5:00 pm onwards. The occupancy in the night shows was quite good. Now, we are cancelling bookings of all these shows. Thankfully, we have the contact details of all those who booked. We are informing them about the cancellation and also suggesting them to book an earlier show. It’s a very time-consuming activity.”
As of the now Maharashtra and Himachal Pradesh governments have announced night curfew.