The Multiplex Association of India has announced a date change for the celebration of National Film Day. It will now be observed on September 23rd instead of September 16th. (Also read: National Cinema Day: Multiplex Association announces movie tickets at the flat ₹75 on September 16)
The association said in a statement: “The Multiplex Association of India (MAI) and cinemas across India welcome viewers to spend a day at the cinema with the commemorative admission price of ₹75 to mark National Film Day. The National Film Day was previously announced for September 16, but at the request of various stakeholders and in order to maximize participation, it would be held on September 23.
The statement adds that more than 4,000 screens, including those from cinema chains PVR, INOX, Cinepolis, Carnival, MIRA, Citypride, ASIAN, Mukta A2, Movie Time, Wave, M2K and Delite are participating.
“National Film Day celebrates the successful reopening of cinemas and is a ‘thank you’ to the cinephiles who made it happen. National Cinema Day is also an invitation to those cinephiles who have not yet returned to a cinema near them. India has a thriving national film industry and has seen one of the sharpest recoveries in the film exhibition business globally. Q1, FY’23, recorded impressive numbers among cinema operators on the back of global and local poles that resonated with Indian audiences. 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 like Doctor Strange and Top Gun Maverick,” he added.
In early August, a similar discount was announced in the United States as well. Movie tickets will only cost $3 (approx. ₹240) – a sharp drop from the $9 average (approximately ₹710) cost.
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