A Bollywood Film Festival Is Coming To Dubai’s City Walk On 5 & 6 August

by Vaishnavi Venkataraman
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Bollywood fans, gear up for the fest of the year! A Bollywood film festival is happening in City Walk on 5 & 6 August! The two-day fest is happening at Roxy Cinemas’ City Walk branch. Bollywood buffs can catch their favorite flicks like Good News, Dream Girl, Baaghi 3 and Tanhaji. Besides, a menu of Indian snacks will be on offer. On that note, here are 5 Cinemas That Are Now Open In Dubai.

To make the event look more starry, the cinema will be given a Bollywood makeover, and a red carpet will be rolled out. Tickets for Gold Screen are priced at AED 65 for advance bookings and AED 75 if booked on the day. Platinum tickets will cost you AED 140 for advance booking and AED 150 if booked on the day.

Included along with the ticket cost is a menu of Indian snacks, including spicy popcorn, mini chicken tikka samosas with mint chutney and Bombay vada pav with spicy and sweet chutney. In addition, there will also be a magician to light up the mood before the movie begins.

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Changes You Must Expect When You Go To The Movies Next

1. Reduced Show Time

Showtimes have been reduced drastically, and rightly so. Most films are screened only once a day, a few blockbusters such as Birds of Prey run two shows per day. In addition, with Covid rules still in place, most films screening currently are re-runs. So, in case you missed your favorite flick, here’s your chance to catch up.

2. One-Size Popcorn

You can munch on your favourite popcorn through the film, but only in one size. Customers cannot order popcorn in different sizes as they come pre-packed in a resealable paper bag. But don’t worry, its more than enough for during the film and for your drive back home.

3. Seating Arrangement

The website seating plan is way different form what it used to be. A lot seats are blocked off. Normally, customers could pick up to 110 seats. However, the number has now been reduced to 32 seats only.

So, you can be rest assured of the social distancing norms. In addition, the seats also read ”

Credits: The National

To protect yourself and others, please keep this seat free.”

Credits: The National

4. Social Distancing Monitors

Social distancing monitors patrol the hall throughout the time, to ensure people follow a safe two metres distance. In addition all staff wear facemask and gloves at all times. Staff also periodically check seats to ensure people are not sitting on seats that have been blocked off.

Other Precautionary Guidelines

-Temperature checks are required prior to entry
-Wearing a face mask is mandatory
-Hand sanitising using the sanitisers provided
-Online tickets purchase
– Social distancing of 2 metres
– Contactless payments are encouraged
– Social distancing maintained inside the theatre
– Families are allowed to sit together (a maximum of 4 people)
-Social distancing when queuing
-Age limits stated by authorities will be applied, and staff may need to verify the age by checking Emirates ID card
-Children under 12 and adults over 60 years old will not be admitted

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Other Precautionary Measures

– 30% in-cinema seating capacity
– Only disposable cutlery will be used
– Rigorous sanitisation routines will be implemented at all touchpoints
– For sanitisation and cleaning, materials which are approved by Dubai Municipality will be used
– Touchless sanitisers are placed around the cinema
– Staff will be wearing masks and gloves at all times
– Staff temperature will be checked regularly
– Staff will maintain a high level of personal hygiene

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