Multiplexes being ignored?

Multiplexes being ignored?
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Over the last week, multi-screen malls throughout Andhra Pradesh stopped screening Telugu movies, following differences over sharing of ticket money with the distributors.

Over the last week, multi-screen malls throughout Andhra Pradesh stopped screening Telugu movies, following differences over sharing of ticket money with the distributors. The distributors are demanding five per cent more than what they are getting now and the multiplex owners are not ready to decrease their share.

In fact, many people are not aware of the non-screening of Telugu movies in these multiplexes. In turn, the multiplexes owners are compelled to screen English movies, dubbed movies from Tamil, English and Hindi to fill the gap. Even with the screening being stopped for over a week, it went unnoticed by the regional media.

The reason behind the people of the city not giving too much attention to these multiplexes, lies in the price tag almost everything under the multiplexes roof comes with. Food and beverages at the multiplexes have heavy prices attached to them for a single person consumption.

At times, people are forced to buy combo tickets to watch the movie in the first week of a movie’s release which includes pop corn and a beverage in the tickets price itself. Apart from this The timings the multiplexes come up with are scheduled sometime during lunch getting people to forgo their lunch for a high price tagged bite in the multiplex.

By M V Syam Sundar

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