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Supriya Sule demands the opening of single-screen theatres in Maharashtra

Coronavirus lockdown was announced in India on March 25, 2020. Maharashtra has the highest number of COVID-19 cases in the country, with more than 7,00,000 people affected by the viral infection.

Supriya Sule demands the opening of single-screen theatres in Maharashtra
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Several business owners across the country are facing troubles due to the coronavirus outbreak and the lockdown. For over five months now, cinema houses across the country have been closed, due to which many production houses have released their films online. This has, in turn, raised concerns for both single-screen and multiplex theatre operators as there are now facing extreme financial difficulties.

Observing this, NCP leader Supriya Sule, recently requested Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray to offer a positive solution after considering the demands of theatre operators.

Cinema houses have been closed since March 2020, and haven’t resumed services ever since. Under the mission begin again initiative, the state government has started offering relaxation for several services to resume, however, theatres have been asked not to operate yet.

Due to this, no new movies were released in theatres during the lockdown, while several chose the digital route for the same. Meanwhile, this decision has impacted the lives of thousands of employees and the cinema sector is expected to have faced a loss worth crores.

Keeping this in mind, Nitin Datar, President, Cinema Owners and Exhibitors Association and Vice President, Film Federation of India has appealed to the government to reopen single-screen theatres to reduce any further financial difficulties. He issued a statement regarding the same.

Supriya Sule took to Twitter to share the message stating that since the cinema houses are closed, there is no employment available for people working in the sector. While large companies with a chain of cinemas have the ability to bear the losses, single-screen theatres will face difficulties regarding the matter.

Coronavirus lockdown was announced in India on March 25, 2020. Maharashtra has the highest number of COVID-19 cases in the country, with more than 7,00,000 people affected by the viral infection.


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