After round seven months of full closure because of the restrictions imposed because of the Covid-19 pandemic, film theatres within the nationwide capital reopened for the general public on Friday.
The film viewing expertise has, nevertheless, modified fully, proper from reserving tickets until the top of the movie. IANS visited one of many theatres to learn the way issues have modified.
Even earlier than getting into the principle cinema constructing, the ticket counter, which is sometimes called the ‘Field Workplace’, has change into fully digital as a way to make the ticket shopping for expertise fully contact-less.
Subsequent, when one enters the constructing, carrying of masks is complusary and sanitisers have been deployed at quick distances to maintain each the workers and the viewers secure.
The meals counters too have change into digitalised and the meals, together with film buffs’ favorite popcorn, is served in a sealed container to keep up highest high quality of hygiene requirements.
Nonetheless, regardless of all the security measures in place, the theatres, whose seating capability has already been diminished to half maintaining in view the social distancing norms, noticed solely a handful of people that could possibly be counted on fingertips.
Neha Chaturvedi, Unit Head, PVR Plaza, advised IANS, “We’re extraordinarily glad and excited to come back again and be there for our visitors similar to earlier than. Nonetheless, the entire cinema viewing expertise has now modified fully.”
“We had been eagerly ready for this resolution for the final seven months,” she added.
Raman, 24, who got here out after watching the primary present of the day, stated, “Lots has modified by way of the cinema viewing experice, from ticketing to film watching. Although the gang was actually much less, the security preparations are nice and would scale back no matter concern folks have of their minds.”
Shivam, 28, who watched the second present of the day, advised IANS that loads appeared to have modified as a result of within the submit Covid-19 period, every thing needs to be accomplished in a protected means and in addition maintaining in thoughts the social distancing norms.