The moviegoers and Hindi Film Industry celebrated National Cinema Day with zeal and gusto across the country. The Multiplex Association of India (MAI) and cinemas decided to permit moviegoers to purchase the ticket at a lower price. Earlier, the occasion was to be celebrated on September 16; however, it was rescheduled to September 23.
Yesterday, the sale and capacity was quite high in East, West and North India. Notably, there were less to no vacant seats for Brahmastra shows at cinema houses. If you couldn’t get a ticket at Rs 75 on Friday, you have now chance to enjoy that moment again.
“Motivated by the blockbuster success of National Cinema Day, the multiplexes have decided to extend the celebrations. The tickets won’t be sold for as cheap as Rs. 75, but the rates would be pretty reasonable. The celebrations will restart from Monday, September 26 and last till Thursday, September 29,” Bollywood Hungama quoted its source as saying.
The new multiplex chain MovieMax stated that ticket prices would start from Rs. 70. They are selling tickets for just Rs. 100, even on Saturday, September 24, and Sunday, September 25 in some select cinemas.
“The tickets for normal seats in all Inox multiplexes will be available for flat Rs. 112 from Monday to Thursday,” said Puneet Gupta, AVP – Corporate Communications, Inox Leisure Limited. CEO, Cinepolis India, Devang Sampat, said, “Tickets in PVR Cinemas are also expected to be in the range of Rs. 100-112 in normal screens.”
“The National Cinema Day has been an eye-opener. Multiplexes have first-hand got the idea of how viewers thronged their cinema halls in large numbers. Not just Brahmastra but even Chup and Dhokha Round D Corner’s tickets were lapped up. It has reignited discussions about the importance of reasonable ticket prices and this time it’ll not die down. Hopefully, in the near future, viewers will be able to watch films at cheaper prices, just like in the good old days. We hope the distributors and producers, too, cooperate and don’t compel multiplexes to hike ticket prices for festive releases,” an industry expert was quoted as saying.