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 tip of the movie. IANS visited one of many theatres to learn the way issues have modified.
Even earlier than coming into the primary cinema constructing, the ticket counter, which is also known as the ‘Field Workplace’, has develop into fully digital to be able to make the ticket shopping for expertise fully contact-less.
Subsequent, when one enters the constructing, sporting of masks is complusary and sanitisers have been deployed at brief distances to maintain each the workers and the viewers secure.
The meals counters too have develop into digitalised and the meals, together with film buffs’ favorite popcorn, is served in a sealed container to take care of highest high quality of hygiene requirements.
Nevertheless, regardless of all the security measures in place, the theatres, whose seating capability has already been decreased to half protecting 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, informed IANS, “We’re extraordinarily completely happy and excited to return again and be there for our friends identical to earlier than. Nevertheless, the entire cinema viewing expertise has now modified fully.”
“We have been eagerly ready for this determination for the final seven months,” she added.
Raman, 24, who got here out after watching the primary present of the day, mentioned, “So much 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 cut back no matter worry folks have of their minds.”
Shivam, 28, who watched the second present of the day, informed IANS that quite a bit appeared to have modified as a result of within the publish Covid-19 period, every part needs to be finished in a protected approach and likewise protecting in thoughts the social distancing norms.