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Single-screen theatre tickets to cost more

The state Cabinet late on Friday cleared a proposal to allow the single-screen theatre owners across the state to charge Rs 6 per ticket as additional service tax.

india Updated: Mar 01, 2009 01:13 IST
HT Political Bureau
HT Political Bureau
Hindustan Times

The single-screen theatre tickets will become slightly more expensive from this month.

The state Cabinet late on Friday cleared a proposal to allow the single-screen theatre owners across the state to charge Rs 6 per ticket as additional service tax.

This means a ticket for stalls at theatres like Eros or New Empire will now cost Rs 56 instead of Rs 50. Similarly a ticket for balcony or dress circles will cost another Rs 6 more.

For theatres without air conditioners, the permissible ticket hike is Rs 5.

The state cleared this hike so as to enable single screen theatres to provide better facilities to moviegoers.

Single-screen theatres have been facing a huge threat from multiplexes and this is a bid to protect them. Even, with the hike, the tickets at single-screen theatres will continue to be much cheaper to its fancy counterparts.

First Published: Mar 01, 2009 01:12 IST