The Tamil Film Producers Council, headed by its President Vishal, has proposed a set of rules and regulations to be followed by the theatres and it is expected to come into force with immediate effect.
The proposed rules are: All theatres are to sell tickets according to the Government fixed rates for each class and theatre type. He has warned that any theatre selling tickets priced higher than the fixed price will be penalised.
Maximum Retail Price (MRP) to be applicable to all items sold in theatre canteens.
Audiences should be allowed to take their own water bottle inside.
Amma water bottles to be sold in all theatres.
No parking charges to be levied at the theatre parking complex.
Online booking charges will be cut down soon.
While movie buffs are extremely happy with the proposed changes, it needs to be seen what the theatre owners’ reaction to this new set of rules would be.
Meanwhile, some theatre owners have already raised a red flag. Nikhilesh of Rohini Theatres in Chennai had tweeted: “You want to do everything in your capacity to stop a HUGE film from releasing and create a name for yourself. Chance ae Ella.”
You want to do everything in your capacity to stop a HUGE film from releasing and create a name for yourself. Chance ae Ella!— Nikilesh Surya (@NikileshSurya) October 13, 2017
The TFPC had called for a theatre strike a few days ago following the Tamil Nadu government’s decision to impose a 10% tax. The strike has now come to an end after the TFPC President Vishal met the Tamil Nadu CM Edappadi Pazhanichamy requesting a waiver.
The tax has now been cut from 10% to 8%. Speaking to the media, Vishal had said that a request has been placed to consider reducing the tax for other language films as well and this is under consideration.