Kolkata: Priya Cinema hall, one of the most prominent single-screen theatres in eastern India, is all set to reopen on 9 October. The West Bengal Fire and Emergency Services (WBFES) had ordered a temporary closure of the hall after a fire broke out in its premises on the night of 5 August.
Industry sources revealed that Priya Cinema has obtained the necessary no-objection papers from the authorities, including the fire department, to resume operations.
The fire at the family-owned theatre reportedly broke out from a fast food stall. While there was no damage to the hall per se, the fire department had ordered a closure until the receipt of the forensic report from the Kolkata Police. WBFES had recommended carrying out changes in the floor plan, besides upgrading the security apparatus, before it grants permission to reopening of the theatre.
Sources, however, claimed that owner Arijit Dutta is yet to decide on whether to hold regular film screenings at the hall or use it for other purposes.