The central government has allowed the opening of half-capacity cinema halls and multiplexes under Unlock 5.0 from Thursday, but cinema halls and multiplexes in Andhra Pradesh will remain closed. Read this news to know why …
- Latest version:October 15, 2020, 7:25 pm IST
In addition to the financial burden, new films are also scarce, which is why cinema hall owners are avoiding opening them. No new big Telugu film is being released immediately as the film was not shot due to lockdown.
Well-known producer-director Anil Sunkara told PTI, “Shooting has not started yet and shooting may start as soon as the cinema hall is reopened.” New movies will take some time to release.
The government should waive the arrears of electricity
KS Prasad, president of the Andhra Film Exhibitors Association, said, “The state government should first waive the arrears of electricity. The chief minister had recently promised to waive (electricity tariff) in a meeting with members of the film world, but the order has not been issued yet.
Electricity bills have to be paid at a minimum rate of Rs 4 lakh per month
More than five hundred cinema houses in the state could not pay their electricity bills for six months during the lockdown. However, the government has only imposed a minimum fee. Each theater has to pay a minimum electricity bill of Rs 4 lakh per month. GG Babu, secretary of the association, said that the total amount was Tk 12 crore.