The ministry of information and broadcasting on Tuesday issued a Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for the re-opening of cinema halls, theatres, and multiplexes from October 15. The two new guidelines include model seating arrangement and staggered show timings for multiple screens.
"No exhibition of films shall be allowed in containment zones," stated the guideline clearly. In areas outside the containment zones, the ministry has allowed up to 50 percent of seating capacity with adequate physical distancing norms being followed.
Here are the SOP guidelines to follow: