Telangana state agreed to increase cinema ticket rates. The state government issued a Government Order on Monday night, allowing hike in the ticket prices.The tariff changes were made in the backdrop of the implementation of GST from July 1.The GO MS No 75 issued by the home department, increasing the tickets rates comes as a follow up from the directives of the High Court. The GO fixed the prices for not only multiplexes but also single screen AC and non-AC theatres in GHMC limits, municipalities and panchayats.
Theatre owners are allowed to increase the price maximum up to 20 rupees while keeping the lower limit as 10 rupees. Additionally, the owners of the AC theatres are permitted to increase the rates ranging from minimum of Rs 2 to maximum of Rs 7 per ticket.The movie goer has to bear the renovation costs of the theatres, as the owners can charge from Rs 5 to Rs 7 per ticket.
At least 20 per cent seats in multiplexes should be allocated to the lower class. The rates of multiplex ticket are enhanced with the executive class now costing Rs 200 while the Gold class costs Rs 300. As per the GO, following is the increase in prices –
|Limits||Balcony ticket in Rupees||Lower Class ticket in Rupees|
|GHMC AC theatres||120||40|
|GHMC Non-Ac Theatres||60||20|
|Municipality AC theatres||80||30|
|Municipality Non-AC theatres||60||20|
|Nagar and Gram Panchayats– Ac theatres||70||20|
|Panchayats – Non-Ac theatres||50||15|
|Multiplexes||300 Gold class||200 Executive class|