Rajahmundry: As the popular films are being released for screening in a large number of theatres at the same time, there is a check on the sale of tickets in the black market at a high price in the state.
Of late, the film distributors have come up with a new idea to release the films which are riding on high expectations to hit the box office in almost all theatres in a city or town.
This film will run for a week and based on the response from the public, the number of theatres screening the film will come down. This move is ensuring that those who want to see the film during the initial days of its release get tickets in any theatre as almost all theatres in the city or town are screening the same film.
However, the trouble comes from a section of the film buffs who want to see the film of their favourite actor on the ‘first day first show’ in the choicest film theatre as they purchase tickets in the black market by paying more money.
For instance, police nabbed three men for selling tickets of the film Spyder starring Mahesh Babu in ‘black’ at high prices at Anushri theatre in Rajahmundry on September 27 and seized 37 tickets and cash of Rs 1,720 from them.
Film industry sources say that gone are those days when the film buffs used to fight for movie tickets, as current films are being released in almost all theatres at the same time in a town or city in the state.