The Multiplex Association of India (MAI) on Friday, September 2, announced that cinemas across India will carry an admission fee of Rs. 75/- for moviegoers to celebrate National Cinema Day on September 16. The one-day discount plan will be in effect on September 16 in participating screens of PVR, INOX, Cinepolis, Carnival, Miraj, Citypride, Asian, Mukta A2, Movietime, Wave, M2K, Delite, and several others. Although online third-party apps or websites will levy additional taxes, film lovers can watch movies at a flat amount of Rs. 75 by waiting in queues like in the old days.
This will come as joyous news for film lovers, who usually have to spend more than Rs. 200 for a single ticket, and has been announced after theatres in the U. S. recently notified that they would celebrate their National Cinema Day on September 3 by offering tickets for only $3. National Cinema Day, which is an initiative by theatre owners as a "thank you" to moviegoers to mark the successful reopening of cinemas after COVID-19, will be celebrated in more than 4,000 cinemas across India.
This latest announcement from the Multiplex Association of India under the aegis of Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) will now allow Tamil cinema lovers to catch up on the films that are currently running like 'Chiyaan' Vikram's Cobra, Karthi's Viruman, Dhanush's Thiruchitrambalam, Arulnithi's Diary, Dulquer's Sita Ramam, Pa. Ranjith's Natchathiram Nagargiradhu, including many others. Furthermore, the next two weeks will also see new Tamil films releasing such as Arya's Captain (September 8) and Sharwanand's Kanam (September 9), including Silambarasan TR's Vendhu Thanindhathu Kaadu coming out in cinemas on September 15.
Check out below the Multiplex Association of India's official press release:
"The Multiplex Association of India (MAI) and Cinemas across India, welcome moviegoers to spend a day at the movies with a celebratory admission price of Rs 75 to mark National Cinema Day on 16th September.
National Cinema Day will be held at more than 4000 participating screens and will include cinema screens of PVR, INOX, Cinepolis, Carnival, Miraj, Citypride, Asian, Mukta A2, Movietime, Wave, M2K, Delite and many others.
National Cinema Day will bring together audiences of all ages to enjoy a day at the movies. National Cinema Day celebrates the successful reopening of cinemas and is a 'thank you' to the moviegoers who made this happen. National Cinema Day is also an invitation to those moviegoers who haven't made it back to a cinema near them, yet.
India has a thriving domestic film industry and has seen one of the sharpest recoveries in the film exhibition business, globally. Quarter 1, FY'23 recorded impressive numbers among cinema operators on the back of global and local tent poles that resonated with the Indian audience. The quarter was marked by the release of some of the biggest domestic hits like KGF: Chapter 2, RRR, Vikram, Bhool Bhulaiya 2 and Hollywood hits such as Doctor Strange and Top Gun Maverick.
More details of the special offers will be made available at the participating cinemas, their websites and social media handles. More announcements and updates will be shared at #NationalCinemaDay."
National Cinema Day will be held at more than 4000 participating screens and will include cinema screens of PVR, INOX, CINEPOLIS, CARNIVAL, MIRAJ, CITYPRIDE, ASIAN, MUKTA A2, MOVIE TIME, WAVE, M2K, DELITE and many others. pic.twitter.com/nVpM5neXd1— Multiplex Association Of India (@MAofIndia) September 2, 2022