The Forum (shopping mall)

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This article is about a shopping mall in Bangalore. For the Forum Mall in Kolkata, see Forum Mall (Kolkata).
The Forum Mall
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The Forum Mall
Location Bangalore, Karnataka, India
Coordinates 12°34′N 77°22′E / 12.56°N 77.36°E / 12.56; 77.36
Address Hosur Road, Koramangala
Opening date 2004
Developer Prestige Group
Total retail floor area 72,000 m2 (780,000 sq ft)
No. of floors 5
Parking MLCP
Website www.theforum.com

The Forum is a popular shopping mall located on Hosur Road in Koramangala, Bangalore, Karnataka, India developed by Prestige Group. The Forum was Bangalore's first full-fledged mall with a multi-story book store, 12 cinema halls and other entertainment facilities. The mall is popular among the youth in Bangalore and is an attraction to those coming to Bangalore. The shopping mall houses 72,000 m2 (780,000 sq ft) of shops over five levels.[1] A major attraction at the mall is the multiplex, PVR.

Location[edit]

The Forum Mall is located on Hosur Road, Koramangala, and has several multinational corporations such as, Robert Bosch GmbH and Hewlett Packard. A large number of shoppers are from nearby Christ University and Christ Junior College.

Entertainment & Leisure[edit]

  • Retail Shops over 5 floors
  • PVR Cinemas - 2,100 seating capacity, 11 screen multipex [2]
  • The Transit Lounge Food court houses a KFC, Pizza Hut, and the first McDonald's in South India, among several others.[3]

Other Forum Malls[edit]

Several malls have been developed by prestige Group under the name Forum:

Malls are also under construction in joint ventures all over southern India.[5][6]

  • Forum Sujana Mall, Hyderabad
  • Forum Mall, Mysore
  • Forum Thomsun Mall, Kochi[7][8]
  • Forum Mangalore Mall, Mangalore

Gallery[edit]

Forum Mall, Koramangala 
Landmark Bookstore inside The Forum 
Inside The Forum 

Accidents and incidents[edit]

On January 26, 2009, a minor electrical fire broke out at Transit, the food court at the mall which however was quickly contained and nobody was injured during this incident.[9]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Forum Mall: Overview". Prestige Estates Projects Pvt. Ltd. Retrieved 2009-02-28. 
  2. ^ "PVR Cinemas to raise Rs 150 cr for expansion". The Hindu. 29 Nov 2004. 
  3. ^ "About Forum Mall". Prestige Group - The Forum Mall. Retrieved 2014-02-22. 
  4. ^ "Forum Vijaya Mall - New landmark in Chennai". The Hindu. May 2013. 
  5. ^ "Prestige group to develop malls". Retail Angle. May 2010. 
  6. ^ "Prestige to set up more 'Forum' malls". Deccan Herald. May 2011. 
  7. ^ "Retail Mall | Retail Shopping Malls | Prestige Retail Mall Bangalore". Prestigeconstructions.com. Retrieved 2010-12-17. 
  8. ^ "Forum Thomsun Mall Cochin/Kochi/Ernakulam Shopping mall - MALL NEWS | Kochi Gallan |A Cochin/Kochi Shopping Malls Movies and Events Blog". Kochi Gallan. 2010-11-15. Retrieved 2010-12-17. 
  9. ^ "Fire in food court at Forum Mall". The Hindu. 27 Jan 2009.