Indian Movie Theatre Strike Ends

A thousand movie theatres in India have been on strike for three weeks. Now the strike has ended after “cinema bosses said the state government had accepted their demand for a 10% cut in tax levied on tickets. But they said other demands including permission to convert failing cinemas into other businesses had not been met. During the shutdown cinemas lost an estimated 10m rupees (£130,000) per day – twice as much as the government.”