Tamil Nadu cancelled 100 per cent occupancy in movie theatres today after the Centre objected to it and asked the state to scrap the order. The AIADMK government of the state had lifted the restrictions on movie theatres last week.
The Union home ministry has so far allowed 50 per cent occupancy in movie theatres outside containment zones as part of the phased unlock process.
Tamil Nadu had on Monday increased the seating capacity of cinemas, theatres, multiplexes from existing 50 per cent to 100 per cent following COVID-19 protocols. The Centre had asked for this provision to be scapped the next day.
The state government had granted permission to cinema halls to reopen with 50 per cent seating capacity from November 10.
Many actors like Vijay requested the government to allow 100 per cent capacity before the festival of Pongal, news agency ANI reported.
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