SHARJAH: Film-goers in the UAE have expressed surprise that ticket prices have been increased by Dhs5 at most cinema halls.
Grand Cinemas in Dubai is said to be the latest to join a string of other halls in increasing the movie tickets from Dh30 to Dh35.
In February, Reel Cinemas at Dubai Mall and Dubai Marina Mall had hiked their rates.
In Sharjah, Grand Buhaira Cinema and the Grand Sahara Cinema reported a similar increase in the price of tickets recently.
However, Star Cineplex and Concorde Cinema in Sharjah are said to have retained the old rates as of now.
“We have not made any change in ticket prices so far,” officials from these cinemas told The Gulf Today.
“I am a movie buff. Initially, I was shocked to hear about the increase in rates.
But now I realise that the cinema hall that I visit regularly has retained the old rates. So this is a big relief at least for this week,” said Imtiaz Ali, Sharjah resident.