Maharashtra cinema halls to reopen from October 22, announces CM Uddhav Thackeray

Chief Minister of Maharashtra Uddhav Thackeray on Saturday announced that cinemas and theaters in the state will be allowed to open after October 22. However, the opening will be executed only in compliance with COVID health norms.

Dr. Jayantilal Gada – Chairman & MD of Pen Studios and Director-Producer Rohit Shetty recently had a meeting with the Maharashtra Chief Minister on Saturday to discuss the reopening of the theatres across the state. The meeting held in Mumbai was also attended by several key theatre representatives and exhibitors.

An official tweet from the CM’s social media account read, “Theatres and auditoriums in Maharashtra will open after 22nd October 2021 while observing all COVID safety protocols. SOP is in the works and will be declared soon (sic).”

Alongside Dr. Jayantilal Gada (Pen Studios), Rohit Shetty (Rohit Shetty Picturez), and Sanjay Chatar (Director, Pen Marudhar) the meeting was attended by key theatre representatives including Kamal Gianchandani (President of Multiplex Association of India & CEO, PVR Pictures), Alok Tandon (CEO, Inox Leisure Ltd), Devang Sampat (CEO, Cinepolis India), and Kunal Sawhney (Chief Operating Officer – Carnival Cinemas).

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