Cinema halls in Kathmandu have reopened starting from Friday with the decline of daily Covid – 19 cases across the country. With the orders from district administration offices in Kathmandu valley the cinema halls were closed after the country was hit by the third wave of corona infection.
The cinema halls have come into operation abiding by health protocols following permission given by the district administration offices. With the opening of cinema halls, the films whose screening was previously postponed because of closure of the halls were released.
Now, cinema halls in Kathmandu are showing Nepali movies Chapali Height- 3, Kathaputali, Allu Arjun’s south Indian film Pushpa, Hollywood film Spider Man: No Way Home and Japanese superhero movie My Hero Academia: World Heroes’ Mission.
Although the films started screening films, there were fewer number of moviegoers.
Some of the halls including QFX cinemas and Big movie are releasing Hollywood film The King’s Man and South Indian film Khiladi from Monday. On average, only 15 to 20 per cent of viewers watched the film in the QFX halls, according to a cinema hall operator of Kathmandu. The government had decided to shut down public places, including cinema halls, from the first week of January to contain spread of the omicron variant of corona.