COVID-19: Bengaluru cinemas face closure due to lack of footfall

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A film theatre in Bengaluru.
A film theatre in Bengaluru.

Bengaluru [India], November 8 (ANI): The COVID-19 pandemic has left a substantial impact on the film industry in 2020, film theatres in Bengaluru have been forced to close down due to a lack of revenues.

"Most of the theatres in the city are closed, we had opened up our film theatre but people are avoiding visiting the cinema in the view of COVID-19. There is no income at all; we couldn't even manage the cost of operation," said Ganesh, Manager of Santosh Theatre.

While speaking to ANI, a theatre manager Ganesh said, "We barely see 20-25 people for the show. We have a seating capacity of 1,200 seats, as per orders we have 600 seats available, we have discussed it with the management and decided to close the theatre until further orders. We have to wait and watch."

After COVID-19 Unlock 5, film theatres were allowed to reopen from October 15. The cinemas and theatres were closed for almost seven months due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (ANI)