An evening at the movies is not what it used to be. Like most other commodities, prices of multiplex tickets have inched up in the past year or two, along with that of the food and beverages on offer. There are differences, however, across cities and multiplex chains.
We checked the rates of tickets, food and beverages at three different multiplex chains in Delhi, Mumbai and Bangalore to get an idea of what a movie-viewing experience on a weekend costs a family of four.
In Mumbai, such a family dishes out an average of Rs 400 more for tickets, a tub of popcorn, a bottle of fizzy cola, and a plate of samosa, as compared to what it did in 2011.
Delhi, too, has seen a hike, although a smaller one. A similar evening for a family costs Rs 160 more now.
The Bangalore multiplex chain, however, said that not only have its prices not increased in the past couple of years, but it has improved its range of food and beverages.
(This article is excerpted from the latest Forbes India 08 March, 2013 issue which is now available at news stands and book stores. You can buy our tablet version from Magzter.com)