Wed, 12 Dec 2012 15:15:00 GMT | By Business Line

Cinepolis plans to add 100 screens in next 6 months

In the state of Karnataka, Cinepolis is present in Bangalore and Mangalore

Cinepolis plans to add 100 screens in next 6 months (© Reuters)

Mangalore: The Mexico-based multiplex chain Cinepolis, which has around 49 screens in India, is planning expansion in various centres. The company is planning to add 100 screens in the next six months.

Addressing presspersons here, Devang D. Sampat, Head (Strategic Initiatives), Cinepolis India Pvt Ltd, said that around 100 screens of Cinepolis are under various stages of implementation. Most of these screens would be ready for commissioning in six months. Some of these locations include Mumbai, Jaipur, Hyderabad, Pune and Hubli.

Stating that Cinepolis is aggressive and bullish in Karnataka, he said more than five projects have been signed in the State. However, he did not divulge the names of the locations for these projects. Cinepolis currently operates in Ahmedabad, Amritsar, Patna, Surat, Ludhiana and Bhopal.

In Karnataka, Cinepolis is present in Bangalore and Mangalore. The five-screen Mangalore multiplex, which is located in City Centre Mall of Mohtisham Complexes Pvt Ltd, was opened last week.

Sampat said that the first VIP screen from Cinepolis in India has been commissioned in Mangalore. He claimed that Cinepolis was the first cinema exhibitor in the world to pioneer the concept of premium and luxury movie theatres through its Cinepolis VIP brand.

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