PVR Cinemas

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PVR Cinemas
Type Public
NSEPVR
BSE532689
Industry Entertainment (movie theatres)
Founded June 1997
Headquarters Gurgaon, Haryana, India
Number of locations 101
Key people Ajay Bijli
Managing Director
Website www.pvrcinemas.com

PVR Cinemas is one of the cinema chains in India. The Company, which began as a joint venture agreement between Priya Exhibitors Private Limited and Village Roadshow Limited in 1995 with 60:40 ratio, began its commercial operations in June 1997.

History[edit]

PVR Saket

The company has its origin as Priya Love Vikas Cinema in Vasant Vihar in South Delhi, which was bought by current owner Ajay Bijli's father in 1978, who also owned trucking business, Amritsar Transport Co. In 1988, Bijli took over the running of the cinema hall, which was revamped in 1990, and its success lead to the founding PVR Cinemas.[1][2]

The Bijli family, a distributor of Hollywood films on India started the multiplex business in 1997 in association with Village Roadshow pictures, an Australian media company, with the launch of PVR Anupam in Saket, city's first multiplex. In 2003, ICICI Ventures invested Rs 40 crore in PVR when Village Roadshow decided to pull out of the partnership.[3] On 29 November 2012, PVR Cinemas bought 69.27% of the shares of CineMAX from its promoter for 395 crore Rupees, making PVR the largest Cinema-chain in India.[4]

Locations[edit]

PVR Vikaspuri

PVR has 421 screens in 97 locations across 41 Indian Cities. It plans to reach 500 screens by 2015.[5]

State/Territory City Theater Name Theater Locality Number of Screens
National Capital Region (India) Delhi PVR Priya Vasant Vihar 01
PVR Rivoli Cannaught Palace 01
PVR Prashant Vihar Rohini 03
PVR Select Citywalk Saket 06
PVR Vikaspuri Vikaspuri 03
PVR Naraina Naraina 04
PVR Fun City Prashant Vihar 03
PVR Anupam Saket 04
PVR Selectcitywalk Saket 05
PVR Plaza Cannaught Palace 01
PVR Director's Cut Vasant Kunj 04
Faridabad PVR Crown Plaza Sector 15 02
Ghaziabad PVR East Delhi Kaushambi 03
PVR Opulent Gandhi Nagar 03
PVR Mahagun Vaishali 04
Gurgaon PVR Ambience Sector 24 07
PVR Sahara M G Road 02
PVR MGF Metropolitan M G Road 07
Haryana Panipat PVR Fun City 07
Punjab Ludhiana PVR Flamez 04
PVR Silver Arc 06
Ajitgarh PVR Mohali 09
Jalandhar PVR MBD 04
Chandigarh Chandigarh PVR Centra 04
PVR Elante 08
Madhya Pradesh Bhopal PVR Aura 07
PVR Crown 04
Ujjain PVR Treasure Bazaar 03
Indore PVR Treasure Island 05
Chhattisgarh Raipur PVR Magneto 04
Bilaspur PVR Rama Magneto 04
Bhilai PVR Surya Treasure Island 04
Tamil Nadu Chennai PVR Skywalk Anna Nagar 07
PVR Marg Junction 09
PVR Grand Velachery 05
Uttar Pradesh Allahabad PVR Vinayak City Center Civil Lines 04
Lucknow PVR Sahara Ganj 04
PVR Phoenix United 06
West Bengal Kolkata PVR Avani 04
PVR Diamond 05
Rajasthan Udaipur PVR Celebration 04
Karnataka Bangalore PVR Forum Koramangala 11
PVR Orion Rajajinagar 11
PVR Marketcity Whitefield 09
PVR Xander(Opening Soon) Whitefield 09
PVR Elements(opening soon) Thanisandra 07
PVR Vega(opening soon) Bannerghatta Road 11
Mangalore PVR Mangalore Forum 06
Hubli PVR Laxmi Pride 04
Mysore PVR Garuda (Opening Soon) 04
Telangana Hyderabad PVR Central Panjagutta 05
PVR R K Complex Banjara Hills 03
PVR Inorbit Mall Cyberabad 06
PVR Forum Mall Kukatpally 09
Andhra Pradesh Vijayawada PVR Ripples 04
Visakhapatnam PVR V-Square (Opening soon) 04
Kerala Kochi PVR LuLu Kochi Edapally 09
Gujarat Ahmedabad PVR Acropolis Thaltej 06
PVR Motera Motera 4
Surat PVR RahulRaj Athwa 08
Vadodara PVR Deep 03
Maharashtra Mumbai PVR Juhu Juhu 05
PVR Nirmal Mulund 06
PVR Oberoi Goregaon 06
PVR High Street Phoenix Lower Parel 07
PVR Phoenix MarketCity Kurla 09
PVR Citi Andheri 05
PVR Milap Kandivali West 04
Nagpur PVR Empress 05
Aurangabad PVR Aurangabad 03
Nanded PVR Nanded 04
Pune PVR Phoenix MarketCity Viman Nagar 09
PVR Koregaon Park Plaza Koregaon Park 07
Latur PVR Latur 03

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Questions & Answers: Ajay Bijli". Wall Street Journal. Nov 24, 2009. Retrieved 2014-09-24. 
  2. ^ Peerzada Abrar (Aug 24, 2012). "How Ajay Bijli, the man behind PVR, managed to crack the movie theater business in India". The Economic Times. Retrieved 2014-09-24. 
  3. ^ Business Standard
  4. ^ "PVR buys Cinemax for Rs 395 cr, becomes country’s largest multiplex". Firstpost. 29 November 2012. Retrieved 29 November 2012. 
  5. ^ "PVR plans to open 500 screens by 2015". Business Standard. September 15, 2012. Retrieved November 23, 2012. 

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