MUMBAI: BIG Cinemas has opened its newest multiplex in Malaysia.
With the opening of the new multiplex, BIG Cinemas has hit its 500 screen milestone.
BIG Cinemas has established 240 screens across 75 Indian cities as well as screens located in 40 cities outside India covering the USA, Malaysia and the Netherlands.
The Indian Diaspora overseas has a strong affinity to Indian movies and BIG Cinemas has aggregated a 24 city cinema network across East Coast, Midwest and West coast in US that now regularly screen Hindi, Tamil, Telugu and Punjabi movie features, in addition to Hollywood.
BIG Cinemas has also partnered with Pathé Theatres to begin screening Indian movies in the Netherlands.
The company is proposing to scale up BIG Cinemas’ network with plans to add a further 100 screens over the next year.
Commenting on the development, Reliance MediaWorks Ltd. CEO Anil Arjun said, “Hitting the historic milestone of 500 BIG Cinemas screens worldwide is hugely significant. This expansion underscores our attempts to build scale, quality, innovation and pioneering formats which improve the movie going experience for audiences the world over. There is a great opportunity in exhibition infrastructure worldwide and while domestic expansion continues to be an area of thrust for us, we are also fully committed to expanding our global footprint.”