Low turnout forces single screen theatres to down shutters
| Saturday | 21st November, 2020
Kolkata: Citing low audience turnout as reason, several popular single-screen cinema halls in the city, which resumed business mid-October, have now decided to bring down the shutters and wait till the situation improves.
We have to wait till the situation improves...cannot specify a time frame," Arijit Dutta, the owner of Priya Cinema, said on Friday.
We need more content-rich films that have the capacity to draw audience," Dutta said.
Another well-known single-screen theatre in the city, Menoka, also announced that it would suspend shows from November 20, given the poor turnout.
Leena Gangopadhyay, the director of the film, said, "Our decision to release the film again has not been prompted by business reasons.