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After Second Covid-19 Wave, Survey Shows Only 10 Per Cent Want to Visit Cinema Halls

New Delhi: Only 10 per cent of people plan to visit a cinema hall or multiplexes in the next two months as they open after ease in lockdown norms. The multiplex industry has taken a major hit due to Covid-19 as they remained shut since April during the second wave of the pandemic. In the… Continue reading After Second Covid-19 Wave, Survey Shows Only 10 Per Cent Want to Visit Cinema Halls

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Cinema Halls were closed in April during the second wave of Covid-19 pandemic.

New Delhi: Only 10 per cent of people plan to visit a cinema hall or multiplexes in the next two months as they open after ease in lockdown norms. The multiplex industry has taken a major hit due to Covid-19 as they remained shut since April during the second wave of the pandemic.

In the survey, 10 per cent of people said that they planned to go into cinema halls in the next 60 days. 

Out of this eight per cent said that they would go to the multiplexes more than once while two per cent said that they would only go once.

67 per cent of the people said that they had no plans to go to cinema halls while 19 per cent of respondents said that they do not go to cinema halls, multiplexes to watch movies.

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Four per cent of the people said that they had not made their minds on whether they would like to go to the cinema halls or not.

In a related survey by LocalCircles, only eight per cent of people said that they plan to visit multiplexes to watch a movie after the government allowed them to open from August 1.

This figure increased to 10 per cent when they were asked whether they would visit cinema halls in the next 60 days.

Cinema halls will be allowed to open with all the Covid-19 protocols in place.

Cinema Halls will follow the ‘No Mask No Entry’ rule along with temperature checks, sanitisation and proper social distancing.

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However, despite all these measures people are unlikely to visit due to fears of contracting the COvid-19 virus at these places.

1,117 citizens were a part of the survey across 301 districts in India.

Out of the total respondents, 67 per cent were men while 33 per cent were women.

43 per cent of the respondents were from tier-1 cities, 28 per cent from tier-2 cities while the rest 29 per cent were from tier-3, tier-4, and rural districts.