The Representatives of telangana Theatres association had a crucial meeting about their future course of action at Sudharshan Theater, RTC Cross Roads on Saturday. Theater owners have agreed in principle to open the theaters from October 15th.
“We are in severe distress and need a hand-holding by the Government. We are seeking to bring back the Parking Charges which will get us some revenue. We are also requesting the Government to waive off the minimum electricity charges levied during the Lockdown. With theaters shut, we could not afford to pay them,” they asked the Government.
They also agreed that the future is still bleak. “We are not sure if the Telugu producers will release their films immediately after the theaters open. We are fine to release the movies which already released on the OTT. We may even try to bring the audience to theaters with small films and old movies,” they say about the future plan.
Earlier this week, the Union Government had announced that it is allowing film theaters to open from October 15th with a 50% occupancy limit. The Information and Broadcasting Ministry is yet to reveal the SOPs to be followed while re-opening the theaters. Meanwhile, the Telangana Government is also yet to issue a G.O about theaters re-opening.