Hyderabad now has another multiplex added into its kitty. Cinemax, which was under construction for almost a year has finally opened to the public on the occasion of Sankranthi yesterday with the release of the Telugu flick Maska. Hindi movie Chandni Chowk to China will be the next to be screened here on 16th Jan. I’d heard this from a friend in Hyd yesterday and today’s news reports indeed corroborate it.
Located at RK Cineplex on Banjara Hills Rd #2 (opposite LV Prasad Eye Hospital), Cinemax will have three screens with a total seating capacity of 1001, with 88 recliner seats. The best part – for me, at least – is that the screen is very close to my workplace…within walking distance! So the early-evening dash to catch the latest release on Friday evening will be less of a cumbersome affair 😛
But there’s a dampener: the ticket prices are at a steep Rs 200!
The Andhra Pradesh government has issued a GO to Cinemax India Ltd, which owns a multiplex at Road No. 2, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad, allowing it to charge Rs 200 per ticket. This is the highest ticket price charged by any theatre in the AP state.
The GO, No 7, allows the theatre to charge Rs 200 per ticket as a special case. The order states that since a huge amount of money was invested in the theatre, the government permitted it to charge more. Cinemax can collect Rs 200 for the Gold category and Rs 100 for Special and Executive Class of the three screens. Other multiplexes in the city can charge a flat Rs 100 and Rs 200 for 3D films. [Source]