Film industry wallahs from many corners of the country came together to ask for measures to support movie theatres, earlier on social media today. From Boney Kapoor to Mukesh Mehta to Reliance’s Shibhashish Sarkar to several directors including Karthik Subbaraj to actors Vishnu Manchu, Abhimanyu Dassani, everyone had tweeted their love for the cinemas, conveying their displeasure about the plight of theatres during the pandemic, with the hashtag #SupportMovieTheatres.
The argument being recreation spots, resorts, restaurants, bars, metro trains are given permission to reopen, but why not movie theatres? It’s a valid question because the permission to granted to open air theatres isn’t practical at all in a country that enjoys cinema in a closed environment. Either government needs to announce measures to save theatres or grant the reopening of multiplexes and theatres.
What’s your take on this? Meanwhile, here are the tweets by a few popular names.
While cinema lovers in India are making appeals for #SupportMovieTheatres …UK govt commits investment of approx 15,400 crores to save cultural, art & heritage institutions including cinemas !!https://t.co/oks3wyYZ2X
— Shibasish Sarkar (@Shibasishsarkar) August 30, 2020
#SupportMovieTheatres Not a single Super star from Bollywood Kollywood Tollywood Mollywood have tweeted their feelings of theatres not opening even in Unlock 4 have they forgotten that it was because of the theatres and the surging crowds they managed they became Superstars
— MUKESH RATILAL MEHTA (@e4echennai) August 30, 2020
Now that almost 'Everything' is allowed to open… It's high time to consider opening theatres too with all the safety precautions….. Too many peoples livelihood is involved in it… PLS DO CONSIDER UNLOCKING US TOO… 🙏#SupportMovieTheatres #SupportCinemas #Unlock4 pic.twitter.com/bwVfksRTbY
— karthik subbaraj (@karthiksubbaraj) August 30, 2020
— Shobu Yarlagadda (@Shobu_) August 30, 2020
The Cinema Industry is an inherent part of the country’s culture, but also an integral part of the economy, supporting millions of livelihoods #SupportMovieTheatres
— Multiplex Association Of India (@MAofIndia) August 30, 2020
— Vishnu Manchu (@iVishnuManchu) August 30, 2020