After round seven months of full closure because of the restrictions imposed because of the Covid-19 pandemic, film theatres in the nationwide capital reopened for the general public on Friday.
The film viewing expertise has, nonetheless, changed fully, proper from reserving tickets until the tip of the movie. IANS visited one of many theatres to learn the way issues have changed.
Even earlier than coming into the principle cinema constructing, the ticket counter, which is also known as the ‘Box Office’, has develop into fully digital in order to make the ticket shopping for expertise fully contact-less.
Next, when one enters the constructing, carrying of masks is complusary and sanitisers have been deployed at brief distances to maintain each the workers and the viewers protected.
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.
However, regardless of all the protection measures in place, the theatres, whose seating capability has already been lowered to half preserving in view the social distancing norms, noticed solely a handful of people that may very well be counted on fingertips.
Neha Chaturvedi, Unit Head, PVR Plaza, informed IANS, “We are extremely happy and excited to come back and be there for our guests just like before. However, the whole cinema viewing experience has now changed completely.”
“We were eagerly waiting for this decision for the last seven months,” she added.
Raman, 24, who got here out after watching the primary present of the day, mentioned, “A lot has changed in terms of the cinema viewing experice, from ticketing to movie watching. Though the crowd was really less, the safety arrangements are great and would reduce whatever fear people have in their minds.”
Shivam, 28, who watched the second present of the day, informed IANS that so much appeared to have changed as a result of in the post Covid-19 era, all the pieces needs to be completed in a protected method and additionally preserving in thoughts the social distancing norms.