Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan announced on New Year day during his press conference that the movie theatres in the state will open from Jan 5 onwards.
The functioning of the theatres will be as per Covid 19 guidelines.
Entry will be restricted to half the capacity of the cinema halls.
There will be strict action against the theatres that are violating the Covid 19 guidelines, said the Chief Minister.
Theatres in Kerala have been remaining closed since March 11 last year.
There were more than 60 movies at various stages of completion when the lockdown started. Several new projects were completed during the Covid 19 period. This obviously means that there are quite a number of big-budget and lesser budget movies waiting in the line for release as theatres in Kerala reopens.