Tamil Nadu government has made a new announcement yesterday that allows the cinema theatres across the state to change its ticketing regime. The new plan has different norms for different theatres based on its location. Speaking about the change in the ticket prices, S R Prabhu – the treasurer of the producer’s council conveyed that the industry is very upset about the decision from the state.
The new norm allows the theatres to relax its upper limit of prices up to 160 Rupees while the lowest limit to 50 Rupees. For other non air conditioned theatres, the maximum price is at 120 Rupees while the minimum price is at 40 Rupees. This rule is for the multiplexes across the city while the norms changes for the theatres in locations other than the Chennai city.
For multiplexes and ac theatres outside the Chennai city, the maximum price will be 140 Rupees and the minimum price will be 50 Rupees. 100 Rupees and 30 Rupees are the maximum and minimum ticket price for non air conditioned theatres.
For municipal corporations, 50 Rupees and 10 Rupees are the maximum and minimum ticket price limit for ac theatres. 30 Rupees and 7 Rupees are the maximum and minimum price limit for non-ac theatres.
For municipalities 40 Rupees and 30 Rupees are the maximum and minimum ticket price limit for ac theatres. 30 Rupees and 4 Rupees are the maximum and minimum price limit for non ac theatres in the same location.
For theatres in town panchayats, the maximum price limit for ac and non ac theatres stays at 25 Rupees while minimum price changes to 15 Rupees for ac theatres and 4 Rupees for non ac theatres.
For air conditioned theatres in Village panchayats maximum price range will be 15 Rupees and minimum price would be 7 Rupees. For non ac theatres 10 Rupees would be the maximum price and 4 Rupees would be the minimum price.
It is to be noted that the producer’s council has already decided to stall the release of new films until an amicable decision is taken about the ticket prices from the state. Prabhu also informed that the limits on remuneration of the stars were supposed to be decided based on this decision and now that the announcement has been made, the council seems to be very unhappy about the same. It is said that the council will meet on the 9th and 10th of this month and decide on its proceedings further. When the electricity prices and the price list in the TASMAC doesn’t vary from city to villages, why is it that the theatre prices are supposed to change for every different location asked the spokesperson from the council.