India?s Largest Amateur Corporate Bowling Tournament in Gurgaon: Gurgaon, 10th September, 2015: PVR bluO, India?s largest bowling destination, in association with Rapid Metro, set in motion the ?Pin Strike Battle?, the seventh edition of Corporate Bowling Tournament, in Gurgaon today. The tournament, an annual event of PVR bluO, is an effort to provide a platform to attract corporate synergies to bowling as the perfect team engagement. Starting from 10th September till 8th October2015, PVR bluO will serve as a host to over 1000 players from leading corporates across nation. Mr Rajiv Banga, MD & CEO, IL&FS Rail Ltd and Mr Vishal Sawhney, CEO, PVR BluO flagged off the tournament with a formal ribbon cutting ceremony. Further the ceremony was followed by a scintillating dance performance by the dance troupe of Delhi Dance Academy. DJ Ishy?s enthralling music kept the players on their toes throughout the evening. At the launch Mr Rajiv Banga, MD & CEO, IL&FS Rail Ltd, while encouraging the players said, ?It is a great pleasure to inaugurate the most happening ?Pin Strike Battle?. We are having a great time here. Rapid Metro, Gurgaon?s Smartest Commute finds a perfect fitment to engage with, through the tournament, which is being conducted at PVR bluO. This tournament has brought our endeavour to connect with people one step ahead by also connecting corporate through sports. We are delighted to promote new-age sports like bowling and it?s fascinating to see such immense passion and enthusiasm among all.? On this occasion, Mr Vishal Sawhney, CEO, PVR BluO, also added, ?We take immense pride to kick-start the seventh edition of Corporate Bowling Tournament at Gurgaon. It?s great to see that this year; the tournament has seen an immense increase in the participation. This year we have over 300 corporate teams playing, vying for the championship. The tournament proves the best possible forum for Corporates and their employees to engage not only as a perfect stress buster but also as a means for team building and strengthening. As we declare this year?s tournament open, we feel strong about playing a role in increasing the growth & popularity of the sport of bowling in the country.? Spread over five weeks, the tournament will be held every Thursday evening at PVR bluO, Ambience Mall, Gurgaon. The top teams will compete for the finale on 8th October, 2015 and will win the grand prize of a trip to Europe, a stay at Radisson Blu Hotel along with a luxury gift hamper from XOXO. Besides these the runner up and other participants will have exciting goodies and gifts from multiple associate brands like Firefox, Casio, Radisson, Club Mahindra , XOXO and many more to look forward to.
Nine films of PVR Pictures being screened at the Toronto International Film Festival: New Delhi: 9th September, 2015: Referred to the Mecca of cinema by the film aficionados, Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) this year will screen nine films from the PVR Pictures amongst the other critically acclaimed international films. The movies which PVR Pictures, the motion picture arm of PVR Ltd, unveils at this most influential festival includes: ?Sicario?, ?Legend?, ?The Program?, ? Equals?, ?Demolition?, ?The Idol?, ?About Ray? (Three Generations), ?Youth? and ?Trumbo?. These movies would be released in India over the course of next few months. PVR has always been pro-active in getting the best content for the movie connoisseurs. From bringing Oscar nominated films to producing independent movies; PVR has left no stone unturned to provide a wide spectrum of content to the discerning audience. The versatile genres of these films range from action, horror, comedy & drama, catering to varied section of movie enthusiasts at the festival. Mr Sanjeev Kumar, Joint Managing Director, PVR Limited stated, ?The Toronto International Film Festival is definitely a great platform to showcase the success story of PVR Pictures to the world. We are honoured and delighted to unveil the best work of PVR Pictures at such a grand platform. We are hopeful that the movies would be appreciated by the audiences worldwide.? Adding further, Mr Sanjeev Kumar, said, ?In the past couple of years PVR Pictures has emerged as an extremely important business for PVR group. Today PVR Pictures is the largest independent studio for Hollywood films in India with partners like Lions Gate, Annapurna, Lotus, FilmNation, StudioCanal, IM Global, Weinstein, Sierra Affinity. TIFF is yet another platform which will showcase the success story of PVR Pictures to the world.? The Toronto International Film Festival has become the launching pad for the best of international, Hollywood and Canadian cinema, and is recognized worldwide amongst the most important film festivals. The 40th edition of the festival kicks off on 10th and run for ten good days till 20th September, 2015.
PVR strengthens its presence in Gujarat and launches the largest PVR multiplex in Vadodara.: Vadodara, 10th July, 2015: Vadodara, a cultural, industrial and educational hub of Gujarat is one of the fastest developing cities of India. This diverse mix of customer base prefers to spend their leisure time with family and friends and therefore consider plush multiplexes, cinema halls, exhibitions and concerts as valuable entertainment options. Realizing the growing demand for a premium entertainment hub in this market, PVR, India?s largest cinema exhibition company, has launched the largest 7 screens multiplex in VED Trans Cube Plaza, one of the centrally located shopping arcade in Vadodara. With this newly launched multiplex, the screen count of PVR in Gujarat rises to 48 screens with total of 11 properties in the cities of Ahmedabad, Surat, Gandhinagar and now the third property in Vadodara. On the occasion, Mr Gautam Dutta, CEO, PVR Ltd said, ?Vadodara being the third most populated city of Gujarat, has a wider audience with huge interest in watching world-class cinema at the best state of art facilities. We are delighted to open up the latest multiplex with the largest no. of screens in Vadodara. With this new launch, we ensure to deliver better and best services with advanced and latest technology.? Spread across an area of 49,600 sq ft, the multiplex is equipped with a seating capacity of 1,239 seats. Mr Sanjeev Kumar Bijli, Joint Managing Director, PVR Ltd. said, ?Bearing in mind the growing demand of entertainment options in the city, PVR is all set to cater to the audience of the promising city of India. We hope to receive an overwhelming response from the people of Vadodara and strive to provide them an experience of luxurious and world class cinema watching experience.? I would also like to thank IRIS Entertainment for providing us the prime location in the city to reach out to a wider audience. We look forward to many such associations with them in the future.? The newly launched cinema has a unique and contemporary design of Bollywood artwork and décor. Besides recliner seats in the auditoriums and wide range of F&B options, the cinema also offers an exceptional digital movie experience, 7.1 channel sound and 3D enabled screens to its patrons. With this launch, PVR reaches a total count of 474 screens in 106 properties across 43 cities.
PVR - India's Most Trusted Brand - 2015: On the basis of the recent 5th edition of the Brand Trust Report, PVR Ltd has come into sight as the most trusted brand of the year under the Entertainment category. PVR Ltd, the largest cinema exhibition company now stands to be the number one company in the Cinema Display. The Brand Trust Report, which was conducted with 2373 influencer- respondents from 16 Indian cities across industry, has been a strenuous exercise for two years. The results have been churned out from more than 450 filed personnel, devoting 13,000 hours of total research time. Nearly a collection 5 million data points and a study on 19000 unique brands, PVR emerging out as the most prominent multiplex chain proves its strong reach and influence over the patrons.