Cinema halls were only used to reach 30 spectators a day, single screen cinemas would be closed


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.

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  • Latest version:November 20, 2020, 9:10 pm IST

Calcutta. The owners of many popular single-screen cinema halls in Kolkata have decided to close it again and wait until the situation improves, citing low audiences. These cinema halls reopened in mid-October. The South Kolkata-based Priya cinema operator has said it will suspend all shows indefinitely from November 20, “because very few people are coming to see the show due to the epidemic.”

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.

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