Movie tickets to see price increase
In Tamil Nadu, there are over 1000 theaters. In urban areas and cities, there are multiplex theaters of several screens. Here, movie ticket is priced Rs 120. In other theaters, the price is Rs 50 for AC theaters and Rs 30 for normal theaters. In theaters apart from multiplex, ticket may range between Rs 100 and Rs 500 depending upon the movie and release time.
At the release of Rajini starrer Kabali, tickets were sold very high as Rs 1000. Ticket price was said to be unchanged for over a decade now. At this petition which was filed with Madras High Court requesting for price increase in movie tickets due to the tax, electricity and many others have largely increase. As per the government is said to be ordered to implement changes in movie ticket to cater the needs of cinema professionals.
While the population coming to theaters to watch a film is already dipping, this price hike is uncertain whether it will benefit the cinema industry or not.