Bhubaneswar: The movie lovers have something to cheer as cinema halls and movie theatres are all set to reopen in Odisha from January 8 as the State government has given a go ahead with conditions of strict Covid guidelines.
The halls will reopen in some places including Cuttack and Bhubaneswar in the State, sources said.
The development comes after a gap of nine months as the theatres were closed since March due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The movie goers will have to follow certain safety protocols for Covid-19 while watching movie on the big screen. The government has allowed the halls to reopen with 50% occupancy with maintaining staggered show timing and social distancing protocols.
On-line ticket booking has been given prioritised to avoid unnecessary rush at the counters. The cinema halls will promote digital payment at box office counters.