We know what you are thinking; when something is too good to be true, it is too good to be true! BUT the Multiplex Association of India (MAI) says otherwise. On 23rd September 2023, National Cinema Day will be celebrated in India by offering movie tickets to people for only Rs. 75. The offer will be held at over 4000 participating screens, including CINEPOLIS, PVR, CARNIVAL, CITY PRIDE, INOX, MUKTA A2, WAVE, DELITE, MIRAJ, MOVIE TIME, M2K, ASIAN and many more. It was initially supposed to be held on 16th September, but MAI had to postpone it to 23rd September for the massive response of the audience, and to maximize participation from people.
National Cinema Day aims to unite the audience of all ages to enjoy a day of seeing movies. This is done to cherish the reopening of multiplexes and cinemas after the long break and as a gesture of gratitude to the moviegoers. This is mainly for those who have not yet stepped into the movie halls after the pandemic.
India has a thriving film industry, both domestic and international. It has also witnessed some of the fastest global recoveries in the film business. It recorded impressive numbers in Quarter 1, FY’23 cinema operators, local tent poles, and international cinemas that resonated with the Indian audience. It was marked with some of the most significant domestic all-time hits like RRR, KGF: Chapter 2, Bhool Bhulaiya 2, and Vikram. It was also with Hollywood hits like Top Gun: Maverick and Doctor Strange.
More About Multiplex Association Of India (MAI)
The Multiplex Association of India is a national cluster of cinema operators who advocate, educate and inform on behalf of the cinema exhibition sector. It works with industry partners and regulatory bodies to exhibit cinema profiles and address the challenges that are faced by the industry. Established in 2002, the MAI was under the aegis of the Federation of Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry or FICCI. It represents about 11 cinema chains and 500 multiplexes nationwide with over 2500 screens. It is believed to represent 75% of the total number of theaters in the country.
The Move Ticket Offers
Now for the part that will interest you the most, the movie tickets! The details of the offers will be available on the participating cinema’s social media handles and their official websites. You can search #National CinemaDay to get all the updates you want about the offers on tickets to your favorite movie.
Tickets Available At Rs 75
Throughout the country, movie tickets will be available at Rs 75 on 23rd September. So, at any cinema, you can choose the running films of your choice and watch them at a concessional price. It has no bar on language or format. But you must buy the tickets by going to the theater or box office. This might not be as convenient as you think as you can only imagine a long line of people waiting their turn to buy the ticket and move in. Moreover, if you choose to purchase tickets online, there will be additional charges like GST, Booking Platform charges, and handling charges.
How To Book The Tickets For The Day
Ticket booking is no rocket science; you must have booked over a hundred tickets for yourself by now. However, because it is a special day with reduced prices, we are here to help you book the tickets to your favorite movie, so you don’t miss the chance to see the film on the big screen at the special prices.
Offline Ticket Booking
If you want to book your ticket offline, you must go to the cinema hall near you and book the ticket at the counter on 23r September 2023. This might be time-consuming as people in large numbers are expected to book the tickets for the show on that day, and the concessional rates only make it more probable for a larger crowd to choose the cinema to bring in their weekend. So we suggest you aim for the nearest cinema near your home and reach it beforehand so your chances of getting a ticket in the desired seat are high.
Online Ticket Booking
If you want to avoid the hassle of waiting for your chances in a long queue and not getting the seat of your choice, the best thing to do is book your tickets in advance. First, you must visit online booking sites like Bookmyshow, Paytm, CINEPOLIS, CARNIVAL, or INOX. Then, select your current location, choose the movie that is running and you would like to watch, click on the price of the ticket, choose the seat of your choice and then pay for the tickets. As said earlier, the total price, including booking charges and GST, will make your tickets cost more than 75, but it will be much lower than what you usually book for your movies.
Movies are way more than just entertainment in India. It is more of an emoting that lingers way beyond the running time of cinema. So if you want to be a part of the celebration of National Cinema day, the popular movies to choose from are- Brahmastra, Karthikeya, Sita Ramam, Liger, Laal Singh Chaddha, and Spider-Man: No Way Home. So which of these are you planning to book tickets for? Let us know in the comments section! Happy National Cinema Day in advance!