Which city pays the least to watch movies? Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Chennai or Kochi?
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The News Minute | March 20, 2015 | 11:23 am IST The moviegoing experience in India has changed by leaps and bounds over the past decade. A large section of single-screen theatres have given way to grander, finer and glitzier multiplexes, which can house hundreds of people while playing several films together. The News Minute compiled and compared a list of movie ticket prices in multiplexes across four major cities in South India - Bengaluru, Chennai, Hyderabad and Kochi. All prices are according to rates mentioned on BookMyShow, an online portal to book movie tickets. Movies in three language categories, English, Hindi and regional, were selected. The rates are those charged in multiplexes during the evening to night slots, 7pm to 10pm. Tamil Nadu has a cap on the maximum price of movie tickets, i.e. Rs 120. The price can range anywhere between Rs 70 to Rs 120, but not higher. Though Kerala does not have a cap on tickets, prices start from Rs 100 and do rise upwards of Rs 300. In Hyderabad too, the state government sets the cap on ticket prices in theatres for different grades with reference to space, quality of seats, screen size, etc. The only exception to all these theatres is the IMAX screen, which is one of the screens at the Prasad's multiplex. The tickets there cost Rs 250 for a normal movie and Rs 350 for a 3D one. In Chennai, Hyderabad and Kochi, rates remain the same for all movies on weekdays and weekends. But when it comes to Bengaluru the minimum price in most theaters increase during the weekend almost by Rs 100. (With inputs from TNM's Monalisa Das in Bengaluru, Nitin B in Hyderabad and Sameera Ahmed in Chennai) Tweet Follow @thenewsminute