Multiplex Association of India postpones National Cinema Day to September 23rd
Multiplex Association of India postpones National Cinema Day by a week, welcoming moviegoers to spend a day at the theatres with a celebratory admission price of Rs 75
NEW DELHI: The Multiplex Relationship of India (MAI) on Tuesday said that Public Film Day, which was prior planned to be praised on September 16, will currently be hung on September 23.
Over 4,000 screens at multiplexes from across the country, including PVR, INOX, Cinepolis, Carnival, and Delite, have teamed up to offer a “celebratory admission price” of Rs 75 on the occasion of National Cinema Day.
The MAI said the commemoration of the National Cinema Day was postponed “on request from various stakeholders and in order to maximize participation”.
“The Multiplex Association of India (MAI) and Cinemas across India, welcome moviegoers to spend a day at the movies with a celebratory admission price of Rs 75 to mark National Cinema Day.
The National Cinema Day was previously announced to be held on 16th September, however, on request from various stakeholders and in order to maximize participation, it would now be held on 23rd September,” the national multiplex trade body said in a statement.
MAI likewise added that this day will unite crowds, everything being equal, to partake in a day at the films.
“National Cinema Day celebrates the successful reopening of cinemas and is a ‘thank you to the moviegoers who made this happen. It is also an invitation to those moviegoers who haven’t made it back to a cinema near them, yet,” the association said.
According to the MAI, India has seen one of the sharpest recoveries in the film exhibition business, globally.
“Quarter 1, FY’23 recorded amazing numbers among film administrators on the rear of worldwide and neighborhood tent shafts that reverberated with the Indian crowd.
The quarter was marked by the release of some of the biggest domestic hits like ‘KGF: Chapter 2’, ‘RRR’, ‘Vikram’, ‘Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2’, and Hollywood hits such as ‘Doctor Strange’ and ‘Top Gun: Maverick’,” read the statement.
The MAI was established under the aegis of FICCI in 2002 and represents more than 18 regional and national multiplex chains, including PVR, INOX, Carnival, and Cinepolis.