Telugu movie director and producer R Narayana Murthy together with movie exhibitors, on December 30, met Cinematography Minister Perni Vekataramaiah to debate the problem being confronted by theatre house owners throughout Andhra Pradesh. In the assembly, the representatives from the movie fraternity urged the minister to resolve the problems round ticket pricing on the earliest.
Responding positively to the request, minister Nani introduced that 83 theatres in 9 districts seized throughout the state will likely be allowed to re-open. The authorities, which has thus far agreed to open cinema halls, has given them a deadline to resume their licences and different certificates inside 4 weeks. The movie halls can now be opened however solely after paying the fines.
After the assembly, the minister instructed the district authorities to supply leisure and additional requested the theatre house owners to place the appliance to re-open their theatre earlier than the Joint Collectors.
The Joint Collectors, police and income officers had earlier carried out an inspection in theatres throughout the state, whereby it was revealed that 103 theatres have been functioning with out renewing their licences. The cinema halls have been additionally discovered to be promoting tickets at exorbitant costs and flouting different norms. A couple of different theatres have been closed earlier attributable to an absence of licences. However, now the federal government has determined to offer one other probability to theatre house owners.
The minister within the assembly with the distributors had mentioned all of the pending points with the film theatres. The minister mentioned that acceptable choices will likely be taken based mostly on the suggestions of the committee arrange by the federal government on the problem of film tickets.
However, it’s identified that some theatre house owners have voluntarily closed down their theatres because it was not worthwhile to promote tickets on the low costs fastened by the federal government.
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