The Andhra Pradesh government issued orders authorizing Galaxy Entertainment to sell 50% cinema tickets on line in all theatres in the state for a period of 10 years.
Those who wish to buy on line will get 4 tickets per head and they will be charged for the service provided. Only upper class tickets will be available on line.
Galaxy deducts entertainment and other taxes at source and pays it to the government. The balance amount will be paid to the theatre management.
In the first phase, this arrangement will operate in Greater Hyderabad, Visakhapatnam, Vijayawada, Guntur, Tenali, Tirupathi, Kakinada, Rajahmundry, Elur, Ongole and Warangal. Gradually, the online booking will cover all theatres in the state.
AP government has issued these orders for on line booking to check improper payment of entertainment and other taxes.