Speaking on the occasion, Milan Saini, Managing Director and Country Head, Cinépolis India, said “We are pleased to open the biggest and best cinema of Mangalore. Our patrons can look forward to enjoying a truly world class movie going experience with our state of the art cinemas which are conveniently located in the heart of the city and in the best mall of the city. “
Mr. Ashish Shukla, Business Head - Exhibition, Cinépolis added, “After an overwhelming response to our international product quality in Bengaluru, we are extremely happy to introduce the same at Mangalore. Along with a truly international movie watching experience through audio and video, the multiplex will offer an indulging experience at our VIP Cinemas. Another added attraction at Cinépolis is ‘Coffee tree’, an in-house coffee shop which will feature a wide range of freshly prepared gourmet food and beverages.”
“Patrons stand to greatly benefit from ‘Club Cinépolis’ - the hugely successful loyalty program run by Cinépolis” informed Mr. Devang Sampat, Head – Strategy, Cinépolis India. “Movie goers can register with Club Cinépolis for free and start accumulating reward points for every purchase made at the Cinépolis Box Office. These points can be later redeemed for free tickets.” Mr. Sampat also added “Club Cinépolis members also have the opportunity to meet and greet their favorite Bollywood and Hollywood stars. In the last two years of operation, Cinépolis fans have had the opportunity to meet stars like Shahrukh Khan, Amitabh Bachchan, Tom Cruise, Akshay Kumar, and many other celebrities.”
“For the first few weeks, we invite all cinema lovers in Mangalore and neighboring towns of Manipal, Udipi and Kasargod to try out the unique Cinepolis experience with our special introductory prices starting at Rs.80 for normal seats and Rs.130 for VIP seats. “
Mr. Arshad, MD – Mohtisham Group commented, “City Centre mall is an ensemble of top tier brands in retail and entertainment. We are thrilled to bring a truly world class cinema operator and their iconic brand ‘Cinépolis VIP’ to Mangalore. With Cinépolis, viewers will enjoy and appreciate watching movies in a superior ambience backed by over four decades of experience by one of the leading cinema companies in the world.”
Cinépolis currently operates at Ahmedabad, Amritsar, Bengaluru, Patna, Surat, Ludhiana, and Bhopal. Starting 2012 with 32 screens, Cinépolis has added 17 more screens until now, making it one of the fastest growing multiplex chains in the country. With the addition of Cinépolis Mangalore, Cinépolis now stands at a total of 49 screens across all four geographic zones.
Tickets can be purchased from the company website www.cinepolis.in, at the box office counter, through the Cinépolis ticketing app on Android Market, Apple App store or through NGpay, another mobile ticketing application. The cinema schedule can be obtained on SMS by sending ‘cinepolis mangalore’ to 53030. Further, patrons can interact with Cinépolis on Facebook at www.facebook.com/
About Cinépolis India
Cinépolis India is a wholly owned subsidiary of Cinépolis and is the 1st international exhibitor in India. The company started its operations in India in 2009 at Amritsar and won the ‘Most Admired Retail Launch’ award in 2010 followed by the ‘Most Admired Retailer of the Year – Innovative Retail Concept’ award in 2011 at the prestigious India Retail Forum. Cinepolis currently operates 44 screens in India. The company has aggressive plans of rolling out 500 screens by 2016.
Cinépolis is the world’s 4th largest movie theater circuit, operating more than 2,801 screens in 11 countries and serving more than 116 million patrons annually. The company operates its screens under four different brands that span across the ultra premium to the extreme value segments. Cinépolis was the first cinema exhibitor in the world to pioneer the concept of premium and luxury movie theaters via its Cinépolis VIP brand. The company aspires to provide its patrons the best overall experience in filmed entertainment and employs a global workforce of 18,448 people to support its mission. Founded in 1971, privately held Cinépolis is headquartered in Morelia, Mexico.