The AP CM Nara Chandrababu Naidu has finally given his nod to set up nearly 100 mini theaters in 52 bus stations across the state. Kauphy Talkies, the company behind this innovative project, approached the AP and Telangana governments early this year, but it was Chandrababu who first understood the potential in the concept and gave his nod.
In the first phase, Kauphy Talkies, along with hundred of producers and exhibitors, will set up these neighbourhood theatres in bus stations like Vijayawada, Vizag, Palakollu and Tirupati and even performed bhoomi pooja recently.
The AP CM also asked the APSRTC MD to locate the right bus stations and even eased the rules and requested the exhibitors to consult the MROs directly and get their chosen locations sanctioned.
While this new move will let not only the passengers who wait for their buses catch a film during their wait, but will also welcome normal audiences with the cheap ticket prices ranging between Rs 50-80 as against the multiplexes, which normally charge anywhere between Rs 125-250.
Apart from the bus stations, the mini theaters will also be set up in community halls near residential colonies and even parks, making movie watching a more flexible experience for viewers. This ambitious project will also be implemented in Telangana once the government's approves it.