Karnataka CM caps movie ticket rates at Rs 200 after watching ‘Baahubali 2’

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The Karnataka government has capped the price of film tickets at all theatres at Rs 200 and made it mandatory for multiplexes to screen Kannada and regional cinema during prime time.

The ceiling on movie ticket prices comes into immediate effect, with the government issuing a notification implementing the proposal announced in the state budget for 2017-18.

The move comes barely a day after Chief Minister Siddaramaiah along with his family watched the blockbuster “Baahubali 2-The Conclusion”, by reportedly paying a hefty entry fee at a multiplex that was more than the normal price.

The notification also makes it mandatory for multiplexes to screen Kannada and regional cinema during the prime time (between 1.30 pm to 7.30 pm) at least on one screen.However, the maximum cap of Rs 200 does not includet axes.

While ‘Gold Class Screen’ and ‘Gold Class Seats’, IMAX and4DX screens have been exempted from the ceiling of Rs 200 inadmission fee, the number of seats in Gold Class has been restricted to 10 per cent of the total seats. Read More

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