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|Industry||Entertainment (movie theatres)|
|Headquarters||Gurgaon, Haryana, India|
Number of locations
Chairman and Managing Director
PVR Cinemas is a film entertainment company 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. The company is founded by Mr Ajay Bijli, who is the Chairman and Managing Director. Ajay Bijli's brother Sanjeev Kumar Bijli is the Joint Managing Director of PVR Ltd. The company also operates a pro- active CSR wing under PVR Nest.
The company has its origin as Priya Cinema in South Delhi, which was bought by Ajay Bijli's father in 1978, who also owned a trucking business, Amritsar Transport Co. In 1988, Bijli took over the running of the cinema hall, which was revamped in 1990, and its success led to the founding PVR Cinemas.
In 2003, ICICI Ventures invested Rs 40 crore in PVR when Village Roadshow decided to pull out of the partnership. In 2012, Kanakia group owned CineMAX cinema chain was bought by Cine Hospitality Private Ltd, a subsidiary of PVR Cinemas for ₹395 crore (US$62 million), making PVR the largest cinema chain in India. In May 2016, DLF group owned DT Cinemas was bought by PVR Cinemas for ₹433 crore (US$68 million). From PVR’s Gold Class and Mainstream Cinemas, Director’s Cut to the latest format- PVR Icon, the company has made exceptional technology like the IMAX® and the ECX (Enhanced Cinema Experience), 4 DX accessible to its audience. Recently PVR Cinemas ventured into a new cinema concept- Superplex in Noida. The cinema have 15 screens with IMAX, 4DX, Gold Class, Playhouse(Specially for Kids) and mainstream auditoriums. PVR Cinemas has invested ₹48 crores in this new venture. PVR's first "Gold Screen" was launched in Indore in 2007. Recently, PVR Cinemas in association with HP India has launched Asia’s first Virtual Reality (VR) Lounge at PVR ECX, Mall of India, Noida.
PVR has a strong presence with 597 screens in 128 locations across 51 Indian cities.
|State or territory||City||Theatre name||Theatre locality||Number of screens|
|National Capital Region (India)||Delhi||PVR Priya||Vasant Vihar||01|
|PVR Rivoli||Connaught Place||01|
|PVR Shalimar Bagh||Shalimar Bagh||04|
|PVR Prashant Vihar||Rohini||03|
|PVR Select Citywalk (Gold)||Saket||02|
|PVR Select Citywalk (Premiere)||Saket||04|
|PVR Plaza||Connaught Place||01|
|PVR Director's Cut||Vasant Kunj||04|
|PVR 3C's||Lajpat Nagar||01|
|PVR Sangam||R.K Puram||02|
|PVR Pacific Mall||Subhash Nagar||06|
|Noida||PVR Superplex (IMAX & 4DX)||Sector 32||15|
|Faridabad||PVR Crown Plaza||Sector 15||2|
|Ghaziabad||PVR East Delhi||Kaushambi||03|
|PVR Opulent||Gandhi Nagar||04|
|Gurgaon||PVR MGF||MGF Mall Gurgaon||07|
|Ludhiana||PVR Flamez||Ferozpur Road||04|
|PVR Pavilion Mall||Fountain Chownk||06|
|PVR Silver Arc||Ferozpur Road||06|
|PVR Curo Mall||05|
|Madhya Pradesh||Bhopal||PVR Aura||Gulmohar||03|
|Ujjain||PVR Treasure Bazaar||03|
|Indore||PVR Treasure Island||M.G. Road||05|
|Raipur||PVR Cinemax city center mall||05|
|Bilaspur||PVR Rama Magneto||04|
|Bhilai||PVR Surya Treasure Island||04|
|Jharkhand||Dhanbad||PVR Centre Point (opening soon)||Bank More||04|
|Bokaro Steel City||PVR The Bokaro Mall||Sector 3C||03|
|Ranchi||PVR Nucleus mall||Lalpur||04|
|Tamil Nadu||Chennai||PVR Skywalk||Aminjikarai||07|
|PVR Marg Junction||OMR||09|
|Uttarakhand||Dehradun||PVR Pacific Mall||05|
|Uttar Pradesh||Allahabad||PVR Vinayak City Center||Civil Lines||04|
|Kanpur||PVR Cinemax South X||Kidvai Nagar||03|
|Lucknow||PVR Sahara Ganj||04|
|PVR Singapore Lucknow||03|
|West Bengal||Kolkata||PVR Avani||04|
|PVR Diamond Plaza||05|
|Assam||Guwahati||PVR Dona Planet||G S Road||02|
|PVR City Centre (opening soon)||G S Road||06|
|PVR VR Bengaluru||Whitefield||11|
|PVR Vaishnavi Sapphire Mall||Yeshwanthpur||06|
|PVR Vega(opening soon)||Bannerghatta Road||11|
|Mangaluru||PVR Mangalore Forum||Pandeshwar||06|
|Hubli||PVR Laxmi Pride||04|
|Mysuru||PVR Garuda (Opening Soon)||Kr circle||04|
|Mysuru||PVR Forum (Opening So0n)||Gayatripuram||06|
|PVR R K Complex||Banjara Hills||03|
|PVR Inorbit Mall||Cyberabad||06|
|PVR Forum Mall||Kukatpally||09|
|PVR L&T Metro Mall||Hitech City||06|
|PVR L&T Metro Mall||Panjagutta||08|
|Andhra Pradesh||Vijayawada||PVR Ripples||Labbipet||04|
|Kerala||Kochi||PVR LuLu Mall||Edapally||09|
|PVR Oberon||NH 47 Bypass, Edappally||04|
|Gujarat||Ahmedabad||PVR Acropolis||S.G. Highway||06|
|PVR Arved Transcube Plaza||Ranip||07|
|Surat||PVR Rahul Raj Mall||Dummas Road||08|
|Vadodara||PVR Deep||Old Chhani Road||03|
|PVR Ved Transcube Plaza||Sayajigunj||07|
|PVR Eva Mall||Manjalpur||05|
|Gandhinagar||PVR Suman Mall||Sector 11||04|
|Mehsana||PVR Hubtown||Modhera Cross Road||02|
|PVR Oberoi Mall||Goregaon||06|
|PVR High Street Phoenix||Lower Parel||07|
|PVR Phoenix MarketCity||Kurla||07|
|PVR Orion Mall||Panvel||05|
|PVR Milap||Kandivali West||04|
|PVR Lodha Xperia||Dombivli||06|
|Nagpur||PVR Empress||Empress Mall||05|
|Aurangabad||PVR Aurangabad||Midc Road,Chikalthana-431003||03|
|Latur||PVR Latur||Near MIDC,Ekmat Chowk,Latur-413512||03|
|Nanded||PVR Nanded||Treasure Bazar mall||04|
|Kolhapur||PVR DYP City Kolhapur||Sayaji Hotel Mall Complex||03|
|Pune||PVR Phoenix Market City||Vimannagar||09|
|PVR City one mall||Pimpri||07|
|PVR Nitesh Hub||Koregaon Park||07|
As of June 2017, PVR has signed 10 theatre agreement with IMAX the largest in India out of which 4 are open. One each in Mumbai and NCR, two in Bangalore. PVR has plans to open its six IMAX in next two years. All the IMAX properties are equipped with Dual 2K projections, Laser equipped sound system and Stadium seating.
PVR's 4DX is the second cinema chain in India to introduce 4DX in the country after Cinepolis. PVR has signed 11 theater agreement with 4DX which is the largest in the country out of which three are open. One each in Mumbai, NCR and Bangalore, where as three more coming up by end of the year at Hyderabad, Pune and NCR.
PVR's Director's Cut
PVR's Director's Cut, the luxury arm of PVR Cinemas, blends the best in high-end hospitality and entertainment. Spread across ultra plush auditoriums featuring 3D-enabled digital 4K projection technology, world-class Dolby Atoms and Dolby surrounded sound system, fully reclinable armchairs complete with pillow, blanket, personal attendant call system and an exciting in-seat food and beverage menu.
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