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Dec 21, 2006 at 07:46am IST

Only Rs 50 for A/C theatre in Chennai

Chennai: Tamil Nadu government fixed the minimum and maximum rates for cinema tickets for airconditioned and non-airconditioned theatres in the state on Wednesday.

An official release here said the Chief Minister M Karunaidhi, announced a minimum ticket rate of Rs 10 and maximum of Rs 50 for A/c theatres and Rs 7 and Rs 30 for non-A/c theatres in the corporation areas.

In the Municipal areas, the A/c theatres would charge a minimum of Rs 5 and maximum of Rs 40,and non-A/c a minimum of Rs 4 and maximum of Rs 30, he said.

CHEAP ENTERTAINMENT: Tamil Nadu govt fixed mini and max rates for cinema tickets as low as Rs 5 and Rs 40 in the state.

In town panchayats, the minimum charge would be Rs 5 and maximum Rs 25 for A/c theatres and Rs 4 and 20 for non-A/c theatres, while in village panchayats A/c theatres would charge a minimum of Rs five and and maximum of Rs 15 and Rs 4 and Rs 10 in the case of non-A/c theatres.

The rates were fixed after representations were received from Tamil Nadu Film Producers Council, South Indian Film Chamber of Commerce, Chennai Corporation Film Theatre Owners Association and Distributors, among others.

The rates would come into effect from January 1. The release said the Chief Minister declined permission to theatres to hike ticket charges for a period of two weeks when new films were exhibited.