The National Cinema Day Celebrations

The National Cinema Day celebrations were originally scheduled to take place on September 16. But was postponed by the Multiplex Association of India (MAI) on September 13 and are now scheduled for September 23 i.e. Friday.

Prior to this, the MAI had declared that on September 16th, moviegoers could purchase tickets for Rs. 75 at the largest theatre chains. In order to increase audience participation, the stakeholders asked the MAI to postpone the celebrations by a week.

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The National Cinema Day was previously scheduled to take place on September 16. However, on requests from various stakeholders and in order to maximise participation. It will now take place on September 23 i.e. Friday. The MAI shared an official statement on Twitter with the hashtag #NationalCinemaDay2022 #Sep23.

Why was The National Cinema Day postponed?

The owners of the cinema halls asked MAI to postpone the celebrations for a week. In response to the enthusiastic audience reactions to the recently released sci-fi action film “Brahmastra: Part -1: Shiva” starring Ranbir Singh and Alia Bhatt. However,  Bollywood films did not do well at the box office over the past few months. And even the high-budget movies were unable to draw viewers back to the big screen.

According to reports from industry insiders, “Brahmastra: Part -1: Shiva” has so far made over 100 crores at the Indian box office. And has surpassed all other Hindi films’ first-week collections this year. Above all, after three days, “Brahmastra” had raked in 225 crores worldwide at the box office.

The Cinema Day celebrations will take place on that day, according to the Multiplex Association of India (MAI). In addition, a sizable discount will be offered as a “thank you” gift to moviegoers who helped the industry reopen after a protracted closure caused by the Covid-19 pandemic.

Where you can get the discount on movie tickets?

The National Cinema Day Celebrations will take place at more than 4000 participating screens across India, according to the Multiplex Association of India. The list includes screens from PVR, INOX, CINEPOLIS, CARNIVAL, MIRAJ, CITYPRIDE, ASIAN, MUKTA A2, MOVIE TIME, WAVE, M2K, DELITE, and numerous other movie theatres.

How to purchase movie tickets online for Rs. 75 ?

Either, Visit the website of the closest theatre to purchase tickets online.Next, pick your city and the nearby theatre.You must now choose the movie’s start time, as usual.Make a payment after confirming the movie ticket’s cost.

Or You can also look into third-party applications like Paytm, BookMyShow, and others. Customers who buy tickets through booking apps might be charged extra fees.


According to MAI, National Cinema Day also serves as an invitation to people, who haven’t visited a theatre in their area since the coronavirus pandemic. The 75-ticket scheme is only available at theatres, according to the movie association. The idea behind this celebration originated after the First Cinema Day in America, which was observed on September 3 with a $3 price cap.

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