We already reported that the Telangana government permitted single-screen cinema theatres and multiplexes across the state to screen movies with 100 percent occupancy.
Now, the members of the Telangana State Film Chamber of Commerce have met Cinematography Minister Talasani Srinivas Yadav and submitted a memorandum urging the state to look into their post-pandemic requests.
In their memorandum, the members of the Film Chamber asked the government to allow nominal parking fees in theatres as the revenue out of the parking charges has been the pillar strength for cinema halls for the last many decades. They urged the state to waive off the minimum demand charges by the electricity department. They also demanded a relaxation of Municipal/property tax for 2 years as well as asking a reduction in State Goods & Service Tax for the survival of cinema.
Kishore Babu, Sunil Narang, Abhishek Nama, Anupamreddy, Sadanand Goud and Govinder raj, who met the minister requested to look at the exhibitors’ problems sympathetically and prevent theatre business from losses.