The single screen cinema halls in Kolkata will be closed. (Photo: AFP)
The owners of many popular single-screen cinema halls in Kolkata have decided to close them again and wait until the situation improves. These cinema halls reopened in mid-October.
- Latest version:November 20, 2020, 9:10 pm IST
On Friday, Priya Cinema owner Arijit Dutt said, “The situation is not very encouraging at the moment. We can’t run a show with so little viewership. Electricity bills and other expenses are to be paid. We have to wait until the situation improves … there is no set time for this. Dutt said no big picture has been released recently to attract viewers to the theater.
Dutt said, ‘The release of a big banner at Christmas will not restore the situation. We want films that have the ability to attract viewers. Satyadeep Saha, a prominent film distributor and one of the owners of Ajanta Cinema, said that only four to five people were present in a few shows.
He said, ‘We tried everything from the script of Sushant Singh Rajput film to the pictures of Bengali stars, but after a week no picture came out. Most of the time, there were no more than four or five people on a show. Overall, the number of visitors did not increase by more than 25-30 in one day. ” Saha said he is aware that three more single screens in his series will also stop working from Friday. Manekao, another famous single-screen theater in the metropolis, has also announced that it will postpone the show from November 20 due to low audience.