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About Us

PVR Ltd. is the largest and the most premium film exhibition company in India. Since its inception in 1997, the brand has redefined the cinema industry and the way people watch movies in the country. The company acquired Cinemax in 2012 and had taken over DT Cinemas in the year 2016 serving 75 million patrons annually. Currently PVR operates a cinema circuit of 600 screens at 131 properties in 51 cities (18 states and 1 Union Territory).

PVR offers a grand collection of cinema formats. From its Main-stream to Gold Class Cinemas, Director's Cut to the latest sub brands - PVR ICON and PVR Superplex, the company has made exceptional technology like the IMAX, 4DX and ECX (Enhanced Cinema Experience) accessible to its audience. PVR's recent addition has been P[XL] - India's first premium extra-large home grown big screen format for a truly enigmatic movie watching experience.

PVR Ltd., the integrated 'film and retail brand' has PVR Cinemas as its major subsidiary. Its other two subsidiaries are PVR Leisure and PVR Pictures. PVR Pictures has been a prolific distributor of non-studio/ independent international films in India since 2002. With over 350+ Hollywood, 175+ Hindi, 75+ regional films across genres being released under this banner over more than a decade, PVR Pictures has the highest box office shares of independent foreign language films in the country. The arm has been instrumental in recognizing the gap with respect to the demand and supply of discerning cinema and has consistently released around 30-40 films per year.

Under the leadership of Mr. Ajay Bijli, Chairman and Managing Director, PVR Ltd, the company has expanded exponentially and has been honored with many awards over the years. To name a few: Top Multiplex Chain of the Year at Big Cine Expo 2016, CNBC TV-18 'Asia Innovator of the Year' at India Business Leader awards 2016 and Fortune India's Next 500 biggest and best midsize companies 2016. The company has received an award at Businessworld Cinema Exhibition Awards & Conference for the Fastest Growing Chain and the Best Chain National in 2014. PVR has also been ranked as The India's most Trusted Cinema Display Brand in Brand Trust Report for three years consecutively from 2013 and has been Retailer of the year for 5 consecutive years at Images Retail Forum. It also bagged the CNBC's Emerging India Awards 2013 and VC Circle Awards for Media and Entertainment Category in the same year.

The Vision

The company's focused vision is its commitment to provide the highest quality of cinema viewing experience in the country while constantly engaging with their customers and redefining cinema viewing in India.

Our ability to reinvent, to innovate and to challenge ourselves is a testimony to the revolution that we have brought in the cinema exhibition industry. As innovators in the realm of cinema, our philosophy has always been to push the envelope and come up with unique cinematic experiences for our audience.

We presently stand at a count of 600 screens across 131 properties in 51 cities and aspire to surpass 1000 screens by 2018 pan India, with equal penetration in the tier II and tier III markets.

PVR constantly strives to collaborate within its departments and with other partners to give the best and most comfortable movie watching experience to its patrons.

Brief Description

PVR is the largest and the most premium film entertainment company in India. It is listed as India's Most Trusted Company in the Brand Trust Report consecutively since the past three years in the Category of Entertainment and Display.

Since its inception in 1997, the brand has redefined the way people watch movies in India. Serving 70 million patrons at PAN India level, the company acquired Cinemax in 2012 and has recently entered into definitive agreements to acquire DT Cinemas. Currently, PVR operates a circuit of 600 screens across 131 locations in 51 cities.

PVR Ltd, the integrated 'film and retail brand' has PVR Cinemas as its major subsidiary and PVR Leisure and PVR Pictures, the other subsidiaries. PVR Leisure focuses on rolling out F&B and retail entertainment concepts. It's one of a kind venture, 'PVR BluO' is the largest bowling chain in India comprising of 135 cosmic bowling lanes which spreads across 6 centers. PVR Leisure's first casual dining concept 'Mistral' is another venture that offers patrons a high quality food indulgence experience. Adding to the portfolio, PVR Pictures has been a prolific distributor of non-studio/ independent international films in India for many years. It is the Leading independent distribution company in India which has got a pan-India distribution network.

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Journey so far

60 million patrons

600 screens

131 properties

51 cities

1995

PVR was incorporated in April 1995 pursuant to a Joint Venture Agreement between Priya Exhibitors Private Limited and Village Roadshow Limited, Australia.

1997

Becomes the pioneer in Indian multiplex and collaborated with Village Roadshow to open its first Cinema- PVR Anupam in Delhi.

2003

First cinema company in India to get private equity investment.

2004

Launched India's biggest 11-screen multiplex at Forum Mall, Bangalore

  • Launched India's first Gold Class cinema at PVR Bangalore.
  • Introduced PVR Plaza under the Heritage Flagship.
2006

Listed on BSE/ NSE and launched PVR talkies, the People's cinemas.

2007

Launched a new sub- brand PVR premiere for the discerning audience.

2008

Reached the 100- screen milestone.

  • Launched the first Digital Cinema with PVR Premiere at Ambience Mall, Gurgaon.
2011

Reached the 150- screen milestone.

  • Launched the new paradigm in cinema viewing- Is Director's Cut, a 7- star movie viewing experience.
2012

Completed 200 screens

  • Acquired Cinemax and became the Number One Cinema Chain in the country
  • Became India's first fully Digital Cinema chain
  • Launched a new sub brand, PVR ECX at Kurla, Mumbai
  • Launched PVR IMAX at Forum Mall, Bangalore
2013

Reached the 400- screen milestone.

2014

Reached the 100 cinemas property milestone.

  • Brought alternate content in India - PVR Live.
2015

PVR awarded as The India's most Trusted Cinema Display Brand in Brand Trust Report 2015.

2016

Acquired DT Cinemas