Top 10 Multiplex Movie Theater Chains in India

Pratyusha Srivastava Pratyusha Srivastava
Feb 2, 2022 5 min read
Top 10 Multiplex Movie Theater Chains in India

Whether itโ€™s a small town or a metropolitan city, the trend and popularity of multiplexes charms every soul! Multiplexes usually refer to the theatre which displays multiple screens at the same time, which means multiple movies simultaneously.

The multiplexes have literally changed the preference and viewpoint of the audience towards movies, in today's time. And this enhancement begins in the mid-1990s with the first-ever multiplex of India, PVR Anupam. And today the chain of multiplexes have expanded on an abroad scale.

This popularity of multiplexes was pretty tough on the single screen theatre and with such an increasing number of multiplexes today, merely a few years are left for the business of single-screen theatre to come to an end. And itโ€™s totally true that multiplexes have made our movie time way more convenient and with multiple options. Now, that brings us to the main content of this article, which is, the top multiplexes in India. So, let's get started!

PVR
INOX
SRS Cinema
Big Cinemas
Esquare Talkies
Cinepolis
Mukta A2 Cinemas
SPI Cinemas
MovieTime Cinemas
Miraj Cinemas
FAQ

PVR

PVR Cinemas
PVR Cinemas

Now, first on the list is PVR. In the huge success of multiplexes, PVR plays a very important role. It's the first-ever theatre to introduce the concept of displaying multiple screens simultaneously and what power it holds.

PVR stands for Priya Village Roadshow, and it is one of the biggest movie theatre chains all around India. The company started in 1997 as a joint venture between Village Roadshow limited and Priya Exhibitors Private Limited.

No one even imagined how successful it could get and today, it's a huge theatre chain of 142 screens and 33 multiplexes, all across India. They are considered the revolutionaries of the multiplex industry and have literally transformed the experience of people for watching a movie in the theatre. ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย 

INOX

INOX Theatre
INOX Theatre

INOX Leisure Limited, a name counted among the largest multiplex chains of India which is also famous for hosting the International Film Festival of India in Goa, since 2004. It's a subsidiary of Gujarat Fluorochemicals Ltd and comes under the Inox group.

After its prominent partnership with Pantaloon Group, it gets access to all of its real estate to expand its retail chain. And today, it is a chain of 151 screens and 40 multiplexes, all across India.

SRS Cinema

SRS Cinema
SRS Cinema

Well, who isn't familiar with the very famous SRS cinemas, which is part of SRS Ltd. SRs comes under the developing multiplexes in India as it has reached 6 cities, SRS cinema has established a very popular brand name for itself. Its growth has always been an uprising and itโ€™s not so far from reaching one of the leading multiplexes in India.


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Big Cinemas

Big Cinemas
Big Cinemas

Big Cinemas is a famous multiplex and a division of Reliance MediaWorks Ltd. Along with this, It is also a member of the Reliance ADA Group. The reach of Big Cinemas isn't limited to India only, in fact, in a wholesome, it caters to more than 40 million consumers across India, US, Netherlands and Malaysia.

Big Cinemas was established in 2001 and headquartered in Mumbai, India with a huge screen chain of 515 screens, where more than 260 are in India. ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย 

Esquare Talkies

Esquare Talkies
Esquare Talkies

Esquare Talkies is a very fun and exciting place to enjoy your movie time with your family. It was launched in the year 2003 and is headquartered in Pune. And itโ€™s quite exciting that in just 4 years, Esquare Talkies made itself at the very first position in cinema exhibition.

Cinepolis

Cinepolis
Cinepolis 

With a multiplex chain of more than 360 screens in India, the Mexican movie theatre Cinepolis has a huge presence in India's multiplex industry. It is the biggest multiplex chain in Mexico with 427 screens across 92 cities. Along with this, it is the fourth largest multiplex chain in the world with more than 5,000 screens and 624 theatres.

Cinepolis is the very first international exhibitor in India and is operated under the brand names of Cinepolis, Fun Cinemas and Cinepolis VIP. ย  ย  ย  ย 

Mukta A2 Cinemas

Mukta A2 Cinemas
Mukta A2 Cinemas 

Mukta A2 Cinemas was started in July 2011. It provides movie tickets at very affordable rates to the Indian public and that has always been its major goal to achieve. It is a multiplex chain of 48 screens, established across 18 cities in India. ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย 

SPI Cinemas

SPI Cinemas
SPI Cinemas

Sathyam Cinemas (SPI Cinemas) was established in Chennai and has expanded its theatre network to numerous states in India. It holds a huge name in the Tamil Nadu movie market. In 2019 PVR cinemas acquired SPI Cinemas.

MovieTime Cinemas

MovieTime Cinemas is a pretty famous multiplex in India that operates dozens of big multiplexes in some of the biggest cities in India. It provides a great movie experience to its audience with advanced projectors. ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย 

Miraj Cinemas

Miraj Cinemas began its journey in the multiplex industry of India by launching four big multiplexes in Delhi NCR and Gujarat. And today, itโ€™s a huge chain of multiplexes with 116 screens across 42 places in India. ย 


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Conclusion

In conclusion, we can say that the multiplex industry has grown at great speed and in advancements. There are numerous companies working on providing the finest movie experience to their audience.

Among which names like PVR Cinemas, INOX, SRS cinemas has established a huge presence in the theatre market in India. These multiplexes have changed our movie experience and provided us with the luxury to choose among multiple move options. Stay tuned for more such content.

FAQ

Which is the biggest multiplex in India

The largest multiplex in India is the 16-screen Mayajaal in Chennai.

Which city has the most theatres in India?

Mumbai has the most number of multiplexes in India with 259 multiplexes and 65 single-screen theatres.

Which is the biggest movie theatre company?

AMC Global cinema is one of the biggest movie theatre companies with approximately 11,000 screens.

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