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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.
|Industry||Entertainment (movie theatres)|
|Founded||9 January 1997|
Number of locations
Ajay bijli |
Chairman and Managing Director
Number of employees
The company has its origin as Tejas dhawan 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$55 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$60 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 628 screens in 135 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 ( IMAX & Gold)||Saket||03|
|PVR Select Citywalk (Premiere)||Saket||03|
|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 (Premiere and 4dx||Subhash Nagar||06|
|Faridabad||PVR Crown Plaza||Sector 15||02|
|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|
|Pathankot||PVR Novelty||Novelty Mall||04|
|Madhya Pradesh||Bhopal||PVR Aura||Gulmohar||03|
|Gwalior||PVR Keshar Mall (Opening Soon)||Keshar Apartments|
|PVR Ambience / eminence Mall (Opening Soon)||Elixir MK City Sirol Main Road|
|PVR Gravity Mall (Opening Soon)||City Center Extension|
|Ujjain||PVR Treasure Bazaar||03|
|Indore||PVR Treasure Island||M.G. Road||05|
|Madhya Pradesh||Satna||PVR UTSAV
(Opening soon )
|NH-75 Panna Road Satna||03|
|Raipur||PVR Cinemax city center mall||Devendra Nagar||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 Skls Galaxy Mall||Red Hills||05|
|PVR Grand Mall||Velachery||05|
|PVR Grand Galada||Meenambakkam||05|
|PVR ICON VR Mall||Anna Nagar||09|
|Vellore||PVR Velocity||Gandhi Nagar||05|
|Uttarakhand||Dehradun||PVR Pacific Mall||05|
|Uttar Pradesh||Allahabad||PVR Vinayak City Center||Civil Lines||04|
|Gorakhpur||PVR Venus Mall||Cinema Road||04|
|Moradabad||PVR Parshvanath||Ashiyana Colony||04|
|Bareilly||PVR Phoenix United||Mahanagar||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||Bhangagarh||02|
|PVR City Centre (opening soon)||Ganeshguri||06|
|Rajasthan||Udaipur||PVR Forum Celebration||04|
|PVR Vega||Bannerghatta Road||12|
|PVR Soul Spirit||Bellandur||06|
|PVR Vaishnavi Sapphire||Yeshwanthpur||08|
|Mysuru||PVR Garuda mall||Albert victor road||04|
|PVR Forum (opening soon)||Nazarabad||06|
|Mangaluru||PVR Mangalore Forum||Pandeshwar||06|
|Hubli||PVR Laxmi Mall||Coen Road||04|
|PVR R K Complex||Banjara Hills||03|
|PVR Inorbit Mall||Cyberabad||06|
|PVR Forum Mall||Kukatpally||09|
|PVR ICON L&T Metro Mall||Hitech City||05|
|PVR Play House L&T Metro Mall||Panjagutta||08|
|PVR 4DX L&T Metro Mall (opening soon)||Erramanzil||07|
|PVR L&T Metro Mall (opening soon)||Moosarambagg||06|
|Andhra Pradesh||Vijayawada||PVR Ripples||Labbipet||04|
|Kerala||Kochi||PVR LuLu Mall||Edapally||09|
|PVR Cinemax 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|
|Nagpur||PVR Eternity||Eternity Mall||03|
|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||Viman Nagar||09|
|PVR City One Mall||Pimpri||07|
|PVR Nitesh Hub||Koregaon Park||07|
|PVR Inorbit Mall||Vadgaon Sheri||04|
|PVR Kumar Pacific||Swargate||04|
|PVR ICON: The Pavillion||Senapati Bapat Road||06|
|Bihar||Patna||PVR: Gravity Mall, (Opening Soon)||Kankerbagh, Old Bypass.||03
As of June 2017, PVR has signed 10 theatre agreement with IMAX the largest in India out of which 7 are open. One in Mumbai, 3 each in NCR and Bangalore. PVR has plans to open its three 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, Pune, NCR and Chandigarh, two in Bangalore, where as three more coming up by end of the year at Hyderabad, Pune and NCR.
PVR's Director's CutEdit
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 Atmos and Dolby surround sound system, fully reclining armchairs complete with a pillow, a blanket, personal attendant call system and an exciting in-seat food and beverage menu.
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