He said besides having no shows on Thursday night and during maghrib prayer, they also have to close down a whole month during Ramadan.
The authorities must remember that almost all residents already have a “home-theatre” in the form of the idiot box. Rejecting a cinema does not guarantee that the people will stay at home to pray and perform other good deeds that are asked of them during the holy month.
All the authorities have to do is, put on their thinking caps and come out with creative ideas that are acceptable to would-be operators rather than an outright ban. For example, they can take advantage of Ramadan to screen Islamic-themed movies, family movies, or even films about humanity.
The people are looking forward to the chance of watching movies at the cinema again and the ball is now in the authorities’ court.