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The Entertainment Duty Department, the Government of Maharashtra provides online facility to user for applying for Multi-Dimensional Cinema(3Ds/4Ds/5Ds…) License. User can read the instructions and fill the form. Online service is provided by the government to save time of the user. The portal is available in two languages English and Marathi; user can select any of the preferred language. However, the application form can be printed and applied in person along with the necessary documents to the District Office.

Apply Online through aaplesarkar :
  1. The applicant needs to register on the website Create User Id
  2. The applicant can login using the credentials and fill the form as instructed.
  3. The applicant can fill the online application form for “Multi-Dimensional Cinema(3Ds/4Ds/5Ds…) License” in the citizen login section: Online application
  4. Submit the application.
  5. After submitting the application, user will get a reference slip or number which should be kept for future reference.
  6. Status of the application can be tracked by the user in “Track your Application” section. For tracking the application, application id or reference number will be required.

Apply in Person:

  1. The applicant can download the application form:Application
  2. The filled application form along with the necessary documents mentioned below should be submitted to the Licensing Authority (The Commissioner of Police).
  3. Applications can also be made in-person through the Entertainment Duty Department offices and sub-offices.
  4. You will be able to find the office location information and contact information under the following link :Office Contacts
  5. Please make sure you have all the documents that are listed under the “Required Documents” section of this page.
  6. After the authorities validate your application and the documents that are submitted the process for Multi-Dimensional Cinema(3Ds/4Ds/5Ds…) License permission will be initiated.

Required Documents[edit]

Proof of Identity (Any one)
  • PAN Card
  • Passport
  • Lease rent
  • Aadhar Card
  • Address Proof
  • Hotel License
  • Voter ID Card
  • Water Receipt
  • Driving Licence
  • Property Letter
  • Telephone payment
  • Electricity payment
  • Property tax receipt
  • license from Collector
  • Self-declaration Letter

Other documents required
  • NOC from Fire Brigade license
  • Semi-Government Identity Card
  • Space license / property card
  • Property Registration Extraction
  • Map of planned place (Blue Print)
  • Licensed by the local government body
  • License of the Public Works Department
  • Non-objection certificate of entertainment
  • Certificate of Assistant Director, Town Planning
  • Other required documents by the Entertainment Branch
  • License given by a competent authority related to business
  • Document of rental / rental agreement for recreational space
  • Deposit of deposits in the form of National Savings Certificate / Bank Guarantee
  • If you have previously received the license details of that license, the name and date of the license holder
  • If there is a new construction, then the Tehsildar / Entertainment fee inspector has verified the land report
  • Description of the immovable property of the applicant and documents to be issued (home / shop / office / business place)

Photocopy of documents should be attached while applying in person and scanned documents should be uploaded while applying online. Keep all the documents in scanned form like JPEG, GIF and PDF, so that it can be uploaded while making online application on the website. If submitting in person, xerox copies needs to be attached.

Office Locations & Contacts[edit]

Further information and clarification can be obtained through following link: Contact Information


Provide eligibility criteria's for going through this procedure.


  • Cinema license
  • up to 200 seats Rs. 2,000
  • up to 500 seats Rs. 3,000
  • above 501 seats Rs. 4,500
  • Ticket selling license Rs. 500
  • Addition/alteration in the license Rs. 25
  • Duplicate license Rs. 50


Explain the time until which the certificate/document is valid.
e.g. Birth Certificate Valid Forever

Documents to Use[edit]

Application form for multiplex theatre:Application

Sample Documents[edit]

Please attach sample completed documents that would help other people.

Processing Time[edit]

It takes thirty days for processing of the certificate.

Related Videos[edit]

Videos explaining the procedure or to fill the applications. 
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Please provide other instructions related to the certificate/documents.
e.g. The state office holds birth records since january 1908.

Required Information[edit]

A list which displays the kind of information which is required to complete the procedure.
1. Date of Birth.
2. City or County of Birth.

Need for the Document[edit]

Please provide the need for the procedure. e.g. Birth Certificate - why do we need to have a birth certificate? 

Information which might help[edit]

Q1. I plan to construct a cinema theatre/multiplex. What is the procedure for it?
First you have to obtain NOC for the location of the proposed construction from The Office Of The Commissioner Of Police

Q2. What should I do to have such NOC?
You have to make an application affixing court fees stamp of Rs. 5/- along with following necessary documents.

  1. Plan of the proposed site indicating surroundings, roads and buildings up to a distance of 75 meters from the perimeter. Schools, hospitals, temples or other similar places should be clearly indicated in the plan along with floor wise plans(3 sets)
  2. Certificate from the Collector for N.A. land.
  3. Property card
  4. Appointment letter of the architect.
  5. Agreement between land Owner and Builder/Developer or Power of Attorney. 6. Copies of applications submitted to PWD and Buildings Proposals Department along with their remarks

Q3. How much time will it take?
It will take six months because :

  1. Objections will be invited from members of public by displaying a board withdetails of the proposal at the site and by publishing the same in three localnews papers.
  2. enquiries will be conducted by the local Police station from the law and orderpoint of view.
  3. A report will be invited from the traffic department for Traffic point of view.
  4. After completion of all the above procedure, the proposal will be submitted tothe government for previous sanction.
  5. After the receipt of previous sanction from the government, an NOC will beissued.

Q4. When should I start the construction?
To commence construction, you will require an NOC from the office of the Commissioner of Police.You will have to make an application and submit the following documents: 

  1. A true copy of the NOC issued by the licensing authority with respect to the site where the cinema is proposed to be put up.
  2. Approved plans (by the Building Proposals Department, BMC)
  3. IOD from the BMC
  4. NOC from the Chief Fire officer, BMC After receipt of the same, the papers will be processed and then NOC for construction will be issued.

Q5. How long will it take?
It will take one month.

Q6. After completing construction, how do I procure a license to start the business?
After completing construction, you will have to make an application for grant of license. You have to submit the following documents along with your application: 

  1. Occupation certificate from the BMC.
  2. NOC from the electrical Inspector.
  3. NOC from the Health Officer, BMC.
  4. Certificate from MTNL.
  5. Certificate of lighting contractor.
  6. NOC from the Chief Fire Officer, BMC.
  7. NOC from the Traffic Police regarding parking.
  8. NOC from PWD.
  9. Structural stability certificate from the architect.
  10. Name and address of the Manager, Projector operator and electrician. After the receipt of the same, the proposal will be submitted to the Government for previous sanction. After receipt of the previous sanction from the Government, the license will be issued.

Q7. How much time will this process take?
The process will take minimum two month's time.

Q8. Under what law the license is required?
Maharashtra Cinema (Regulation) Rules, 1966

Q9. What is the fee structure?

  • Cinema license
  • up to 200 seats Rs. 2,000
  • up to 500 seats Rs. 3,000
  • above 501 seats Rs. 4,500
  • Ticket selling license Rs. 500
  • Addition/alteration in the license Rs. 25
  • Duplicate license Rs. 50

Q10. What is the procedure for renewal of license?
For renewal of the license, you will have to submit the following documents along with the application:

  1. NOC from PWD
  2. NOC from the electrical Inspector
  3. NOC from the Health Officer, BMC
  4. Certificate from MTNL
  5. Certificate of lighting contractor
  6. NOC from the Chief Fire Officer, BMC
  7. NOC from the Traffic Police regarding parking
  8. Certificate regarding screening of approved films
  9. NOC from the Collector.

Q11. What are the charges for renewal?
Same as given in fee structure.

Other uses of the Document/Certificate[edit]

Please explain what are other uses of obtaining this document/certificate.
e.g. Birth Certificate can be used as proof of identity.

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