Multiplex Association of India: News

Cinema halls can prohibit outside food, beverages: Supreme Court  

In a major victory for the owners of cinema halls, the Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled that theater operators have the right to regulate cine-goers from bringing outside food and beverages.

13 Sep 2022


National Cinema Day gets postponed; know how 'Brahmastra' was involved

Earlier this month, the Multiplex Association of India (MAI) announced that September 16 would be observed as National Cinema Day.

03 Sep 2022

Brahmastra Movie

This National Cinema Day, watch films at only Rs. 75!

To commemorate National Cinema Day on September 16, several premier cinema chains across the country have decided to woo cinephiles.

07 Sep 2021


Multiplex Association of India urges Maharashtra government to reopen theaters

The Multiplex Association of India (MAI), along with leading cinema chains PVR and INOX, on Tuesday urged the Maharashtra government to reopen theaters in the state on an "urgent basis," claiming that the exhibition industry has suffered losses worth Rs. 4,800 crore.

01 Apr 2021

Uddhav Thackeray

Don't impose another lockdown: Multiplex Association writes to Maharashtra CM

The Multiplex Association of India (MAI), along with the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI), wrote a letter to Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray to not impose another lockdown, pointing out that such a decision will be detrimental to the cinema business, retail, and shopping industries.

02 Oct 2020


What to expect when movie halls reopen from October 15

Unlock 5.0 is particularly relieving for cinema buffs in India.

28 Sep 2020

West Bengal

Unlock 5.0: Relaxations for tourism sector, cinema halls reopening likely

As the fourth phase of "unlocking" from the coronavirus lockdown nears its end, India awaits the central guidelines for 'Unlock 5.0'.

Entertainment round-up: Bollywood mourns loss of Pranab Mukherjee, more

On Monday, Bollywood celebrities took to social media to mourn the loss of former President and Congress party veteran Pranab Mukherjee, who passed away this evening at the age of 84.

31 Aug 2020


Multiplex Association, filmmakers request government to reopen cinema halls

The Multiplex Association of India and several leading film personalities, including Reliance Entertainment's CEO and Bollywood producer Boney Kapoor have requested the central government to consider the reopening of movie theaters.

24 Jan 2020


Mumbai 24 hours: Malls, multiplexes plan to open 24x7 today

Several malls and multiplexes in Mumbai have decided to stay open 24x7 starting Friday.

25 Jan 2018


Schools forced to shut as Padmaavat releases

Protests over Padmaavat reached a violent high as the movie released today. School-buses have been attacked, self-immolation attempts made and rioters clashed with police.

20 Oct 2017

Tamil Nadu

Chennai multiplexes and moviegoers hit hard by double taxation

Cinema halls and moviegoers in Chennai couldn't have had it worse. With GST and the local entertainment tax, the tariff on movie tickets has risen to 53% in some cases.

12 May 2017


Mysuru Palace fire damages ticket counter, compound wall

A fire which broke out at an ATM-kiosk inside Mysuru Palace caused damage to parts of the palace's gate, the compound wall near the ticket counter and the counter.

04 May 2017


Karnataka: Petrol dealers to protest on 10th May

The All India Petroleum Owners' Association has called for a protest on 10th May if the government doesn't heed their demand of increasing petrol dealers' profit margins.