Big cinemas plans to add 100 more screens by next year

Big Cinemas, a subsidiary of the Reliance Anil Dhirubhai Ambani Group (R-ADAG), plans to add around 100 more screens to its existing network by next year.

Big cinemas today is Indias largest cinema chain with a dominant network of over 213 screens spread across 66 cities. The company is proposing to scale up the network by adding 100 more screens by next year leading to a presence across 85 cities and would cater to more than 35 million customers annually in India, said a company statement released here Thursday.
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Adlabs Films focussing on film services: Anil Arjun

Adlabs Films has come a long way from being India’s leading provider of post-production services to the film industry. The company has been trying to emerge as one of country’s leading entertainment companies with a presence across the entire value chain of the industry. Recently the company demerged its radio business and plans to list on the bourses. Besides, it has forayed into restoring and digitisation of old movies. Anil Arjun, CEO, Adlabs Films spoke with ET Intelligence about the company’s future plans.
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“Kalavaramaye Madilo” in USA Theaters by Adlabs Films USA Inc

Adlabs Films USA Inc, part of Adlabs Films Ltd, a member of the Reliance Anil Dhirubhai Ambani Group, is India’s fastest growing film entertainment company with a dominant position in Film Processing and DI services and Digital Cinema mastering; television content and is India’s largest cinema chain, BIG Cinemas, with over 390 screens across US, India and Malaysia.

Adlabs Films USA Inc is proud to announce it enter into an agreement with “Mohan Media Creations” to acquire the theatrical screening rights for upcoming film “Kalavaramaye Madilo”.
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Big FM To Be Listed on the BSE and NSE In Two Months

Big FM will be listed on the BSE and NSE within a couple of months in an effort to infuse funds for its business expansion and managing operations independently, reported Business Standard.

The move to list follows the no-objection nod from the Information and Broadcasting Ministry, allowing Adlabs Films’ proposal to de-merge radio operations from its overall business. Adlabs is the license holder of Big FM

Citing unconfirmed sources the Business Standard reported that Reliance Unicom, which will be the holding company of Big FM post its listing, might go for an initial public offer.

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Anil Ambani’s Adlabs aims to rule outsourcing businesses for film and TV

Adlabs Films, India’s largest multiplex chain, controlled by billionaire industrialist Anil Ambani, is launching one of the country’s biggest outsourcing businesses to service the global movie and television industries.

The new unit will digitise films and television shows from clients’ archives or libraries, restore old prints and adapt content for use in different formats, such as DVDs or mobile phones.

Its first contract is from the state-run National Film Archive of India in Pune to digitise and restore 1,000 films.

“One [area of work] is the old legacy content, which has to be converted into digital, including all these studio classics – Paramount, Mickey Mouse and all of that – and then there is all of the television content,” said Anil Arjun, chief executive officer of Adlabs.
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Adlabs gets govt approval for radio biz demerger

Anil Ambani-promoted Adlabs Films today said the government has approved the transfer of its radio business to Reliance Unicom.

“The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting has given its no-objection” to the transfer of operation of the FM radio licence to Reliance Unicom pursuant to the scheme of arrangement for the demerger of radio business of Adlabs Films, it said in a filing to the Bombay Stock Exchange.

Last year, the board had approved the scheme of demerger under which shareholders of Reliance Unicom would be issued one share for each share held in Adlabs Films.
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Adlabs’ BIG Cinemas to open five-screen multiplex in Chicago

Adlabs’ exhibition arm, BIG Cinemas, is opening its first BIG-branded cinema in the US, with a five-screen multiplex planned in Chicago.

The complex – in the Niles area of Chicago – will open on May 29.

BIG Cinemas-Golf Glen will have 950 seats in the five screens, plus a 60-set premium lounge. India House will manage the facility’s catering and bar.

The cinema will be digitally connected to Adlabs India — meaning that films can be transported from India within 4-6 hours over a fiber optic cable, negating the shipping of prints. The programming will be a mix of Hollywood, Indian, Polish and Korean films and will also have live telecasts of events such as cricket matches.
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Adlabs Films USA opens a new theatre in Niles, IL – USA under Big Cinemas

Adlabs Films USA Inc announces the opening of a new theater in Niles, IL under their brand “BIG CINEMAS”.

The new 5-screen complex in Niles has an auditorium capacity of 1,300 seats per showing in 26,549 sq. feet of space.

The new theater is located in the Golf Glen shopping center, 9180 Golf Rd, Niles, IL.

The theatre offers all the amenities for which BIG CINEMAS is known, including leading edge technology, digital 2K projection, true stadium-style seating, 24-inch plush high back seats that rock with moveable armrests, Dolby Digital Surround and High Gain wall-to-wall screens and expanded concession menu with Indian & American snacks to choose from, Digital LCD menu boards and Digital LCD poster cases.
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