A multiplex with multiple screens is a movie theater housing number of screens within a single complex. The mushrooming of multiplexes in India started during the mid-1990s and today biggest cinema chains of the country are PVR, INOX, Carnival Cinemas and Cinepolis plus few local multiplex such as Ariesplex, Gold Cinema, CineMAX, and Miraj Cinemas.
PVR Cinemas is the largest cinema chain in India, has a very strong presence across the 69 major Indian cities. DT Cinemas, CineMAX are also a subsidiary of PVR Cinemas.
CineMAX Cinema is also a subsidiary of PVR Cinemas with 138 screens across India, including Ahmedabad, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Kochi and Raipur.
INOX Leisure Limited is one of the India’s largest multiplex chains redefining movie experiences in India. INOX is also planning to bring first ScreenX in India offering a 270 degree view.
Carnival Cinemas multiplex chain has over 470 operational screens in 20 prominent states of India. The Indian multiplex chain also has overseas market in Singapore and United Arab Emirates.
Big Cinemas is now re-branded as Carnival Cinemas, formerly known as Adlabs Films and was owned by Reliance ADA Group. The most famous Big Cinemas Theatre in India was Wadala IMAX.
Cinepolis chain of movie multiplex from Mexico has strong presence in Indian cities and also has plans to operate 500 more screens across the country. Fun Cinemas is now owned by Cinepolis that operates 24 multiplexes with 83 screens in India.
K Sera Sera Limited is a major player in Indian cinema and also a known name in the multiplex industry in India. The company has many cinema screens across Indian cities by the name K Sera Sera Miniplex and also own Chhotu Maharaj Cine restaurant.
SRS Cinemas based in Faridabad has largest multiplex chain in North India with 56 Screens in cities like of Faridabad, Gurgaon and Ghaziabad. The cinema chain also opened multiplexes in Bareilly, Lucknow, Ranchi and Hajipur.
Mukta A2 Cinemas started cinema chain in July 2011 with aim to provide a Multiplex experience to Indian user at affordable prices, currently present in 18 locations with 48 screens in India.
Miraj Cinemas ventured into cinema business by opening 4 multiplexes in Gujarat and Delhi NCR, currently operating at 42 locations with 116 screens in India.
SPI Cinemas or Sathyam Cinemas headquartered in Chennai and expanded multiplex chain to several states in India. Sathyam Cinemas is one of the key movie promoter in Tamil Nadu and PVR Cinemas has intention to acquire SPI Cinemas in 2019.
Movietime Cinemas operates list of big multiplexes in all the major cities of India. The multiplexes screens are equipped with advanced projection and offers finest movie experience.