The ticket rates issue that had been prevalent in Andhra Pradesh has finally reached its climax. After the meeting of AP CM Jagan with Chiranjeevi, Prabhas, Mahesh Babu, and other prominent figures from Tollywood, a fruitful conclusion seems to have been obtained.
The horrendous ticket rates have finally been revised and efforts have been made in the right direction.
Non-AC Theatres, AC Theatres, and Special theatres have been classified under premium and non-premium, with further classification based on Municipal Corporations, Municipality, and Nagar Panchayats.
Coming to the AC theatres, the 2K theatres are priced at:(GST charges are excluded)
- Municipal Corporations: 100 Rs.
- Municipality: 80 Rs.
- Rest:70 Rs.
The AC 4K theatres are priced at: (GST charges are excluded)
- Municipal Corporations: 125 Rs.
- Municipality: 100 Rs.
- Rest: 90 Rs.
The AC Dolby Plex theatres are priced at: (GST charges are excluded)
- Municipal Corporations: 150 Rs.
- Municipality: 125 Rs.
- Rest: 100 Rs.
Important Points To Be Noted:
Recliner seats in Multiplexes will be priced at Rs. 250.
The AP government has also added a special point regarding non-premium seats in theatres. Each theatre, irrespective of AC or Non-AC will have 25% of seats dedicated to non-premium seats for inclusion.
5 shows are permitted between 11:00 AM to 9:00 PM, provided that at least one show is given to a low-budget film in between. A low-budget film is classified as a film that is shot under 20 crores, including star cast remuneration and production budget.
Special prices will be allocated for films that have been shot on a budget greater than 100+ crores(excluding hero, heroine, and director remuneration). These films will be considered super high-budget films and will be granted special prices for the first 10 days of release. It is important to note that this applies only if 20% of the film is shot in Andhra Pradesh.