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Hyderabad: Moviegoers have to pay Rs 300 for one gold ticket with GST

Hyderabad: The TS government issued orders increasing ticket prices in all theatres, as a result of which, movie lovers will now spend more for a ticket. The revised price will affect every single screen, as well as multiplexes, with immediate effect.

The rise is a result of the new GST (Goods and Services Tax) that comes into force on July 1. The ticket prices were revised in accordance with an increase in taxes under GST, which has put movie tickets in the 18 per cent tax slab.

The ticket prices in GHMC and other municipal corporations have been increased from RS 20 to Rs 40 for lower class and Rs 120 from Rs 75 for AC class, reported DC.

In multiplexes, a ticket will now cost Rs 300 for Gold/Royal Class and Rs 200 for Executive/ Regular class, against Rs 250 and Rs 150 at present. However, multiplexes should charge 20 per cent less than the maximum ticket price for seats in the first two rows from the screen.

Strangely, the government issued these orders on June 23 with immediate effect, however, the government kept the orders secret and did not upload the information on its official website till Monday.