Theatres in Kerala reopen

Thiruvananthapuram: Theatres in Kerala, which had remained shut for months due to the COVID-19 induced lockdown, reopened on Wednesday.

Tamil film star Vijay-starrer 'Master' is the first movie released in Kerala theatres on the reopening day.

The decision to reopen the theatres was taken at a meeting of the Kerala Film Chamber of Commerce officials, after the state government decided to address the KFCC’s main demands and concerns.

Earlier, the Kerala government announced that it has decided to waive entertainment tax for cinemas from January to March 2021 along with 50 per cent reduction in the fixed charges on electricity during the lockdown period since March last year to help the film industry in the state. Asianet Online