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Saturday, July 16, 2005

PVR Multiplex to enter Chennai

Rediff reports that PVR Multiplex (which has movie halls in Delhi and Bangalore) is planning to enter Chennai next year. The new PVR Multiplex will open at the AMPA Centre One Shopping Mall, which is coming up in Nelson Manickam Road. For those of you who are familiar with Chennai, Nelson Manickam Road is known for the frequent traffic snarls. Location wise it looks like a nice choice as it can attract crowd from Anna Nagar. I had blogged earlier that Sathyam Cineplex might set up a new multiplex in Adyar / Velachery. As we all know PVR’s prices will be in the range of Rs. 150 – 200. Till then, long live pirated VCD.

PVR's pricing is quite high by Indian standards. But the crowd still flocks to PVR. Going by the current prices of movie tickets in India, I guess there might not be much price difference between seeing a movie in India or in Singapore. Maybe there is room for some 'budget' movie halls (on the lines of Budget Airlines like Deccan Airlines and Budget Hotels like indiOne).

Abirami Megamall – Roof Top Movie Hall

I’m not sure how many of you are aware of the Roof Top Movie Hall, which is functioning in Abirami Megamall. This movie hall is equipped with special car lifts. Movies are normally screened on weekends. There is a multi cuisine food court, which includes the likes of Anjappar and Wangs Kitchen. I haven’t been to this roof top movie hall but have heard about it from few of my relatives. Tickets are priced around Rs. 250 and this includes the cost of food from the outlets functioning in the food court. The Movie Hall has a special protective ceiling, which can be used, in case of rains. If any of you have been to this Roof Top Movie Hall just share your experiences through the comments section.

8 Comments:

  • So that's the answer to it - This huge building coming up in NM Road. PVR Multiplex! Trust me, that's one strategic location they've chosen.

    By Blogger Krithiga, at 1:46 AM  

  • Budget cinema theatres, Easyjet's Stelios came up with a similar concept about a year ago in the UK.I think the earlier you booked the cheaper the tickets were priced similar to the budget airline pricing. Don't think he expanded the concept any further, wonder if it was a success

    By Blogger WA, at 2:54 AM  

  • krithika, i thot it was a hospital of some sort.. If PVR comes up there, that road is going to get upset like a ketchup.

    kaps, abirami rooftop ? wont the sound be audiable outside? never heard so far.

    By Blogger keerthi, at 9:09 AM  

  • I heard about that Abirami Rooftop thru some friends...

    By Blogger Ram.C, at 10:06 AM  

  • @Krithika,
    As I said in the post, the location is quite good but it might be difficult to reach / get out of the place

    @Wicked Angel,
    Thanx 4 the info on Stelios.

    @Keerthi,
    I think the Abirami management would hv taken steps to ensure that you have a memorable experience. I think that they might hv some way to ensure that it is not too noisy outside.

    @Ram C,
    What was the feedback from your friends?

    By Blogger Kaps, at 5:05 PM  

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    By Blogger Saravan, at 12:23 AM  

  • Hi guys,

    Thx to the technology for having so many screens in one place(multiplex)so that even if u dont ticket to one cinema u have options. and more importantly chennai is goin to have more..i am from bangalore..here multiplex culture is more sucessful as we dont have good regular cinema halls, but in chennai even regular cinema halls are very good in terms of space, sevice, quality, so i dont know how fal multiplex in chennai is goin to be sucessful.

    By Blogger Thenraj, at 2:52 PM  

  • CHENNAI'S CURRENT MOVIE THEATRES ARE ALWAYS OVER CROWDED WITH EVERY CINEMA OWNER MINTING MONEY EVERY YEAR.YET NONE OF THESE THEATERS WITH THE EXCEPTION OF SATHYAM CINEMAS OFFER TRUELY STATE OF THE ART,WORLD CLASS AMBIENCE OR AMENITIES WHICH THEATRE GOERS OF TODAY DEMAND FOR THE PRICE THEY ARE WILLING TO PAY.MOST OF THE THEATRES ARE OLD,DIRTY,POORLY MAINTAINED AND VERY CHEAP DEVOID OF ANY CLASS AND NO MONEY HAS BEEN PUT TOWARDS BRINGING THEM UP TO THE TIMES.ONE CANNOT EVEN WATCH AN ENGLISH MOVIE ANYWHERE IN THE CITY OTHER THAN SATHYAM CINEMAS.CHENNAI IS MOVIE MAD CITY BE IT TAMIL,ENGLISH,HINDI OR EVEN TELUGU AND MALYALAM YET IT DOES NOT HAVE EVEN A HANDFUL WELL BUILT,WELL RUN AND MAINTAINED MULTIPLEXES/CINEPLEXS AT ALL.THE DEMAND FOR TRUELY WORLD CLASS MULTIPLEXES ESPIALLY INSIDE LARGE MALLS LIKE THE ONES YOU SEE IN GURGOAN/MUMBAI/PUNE IS ENORMOUS.IT HAS NOT BEEN TAPPED ATALL.TO BE A TRUELY WORLD CLASS CITY THAT IT DESERVES TO BE CHENNAI NEED LARGE MALLS WITH MULTIPLEXES IN MANY PARTS OF THE CITY TO PROVIDE THE ENTERTAINMENT AND LEISURE FOR THE PEOPLE OF ALL AGES WHO ARE LITERALLY STARVED OFF BY THERE ABSENCE.I HOPE THE LIKES OF SHRINGAR CINEMAS,ADLABS,FUN REPUBLIC,CINEMAX PVR AND INOX ARE LOOKING SERIOUSLY INTO ENTERING IS MOST LUCRATIVE AND PRODUCTIVE MARKET WITH THEIR UP COMING PROJECTS AND WITH MALL BUILDERS.

    By Blogger Vasanthan, at 4:17 PM  

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