MUMBAI: Big Cinemas, a part of the Anil Ambani-led Reliance Anil Dhirubhai Ambani Group (R-ADAG), will launch its first multiplex in Chicago.
The multiplex, Big Cinemas-Golf Glen, is located in Niles, Chicago and will have five screens and a premium lounge. The facility will be digitally connected to Reliance MediaWorks, enabling the films to be transferred on fiber optic cable within four to six hours instead of using physical films.
"The Chicago launch is in keeping with our vision to establish a strong foothold for Big Cinemas worldwide in markets with an appetite for Indian cinema. Big Cinemas has a significant presence in the US with 170 screens and accounts for 25 per cent of the box office turnover for Hindi Films and over 65 per cent for Tamil and Telugu films released in the US. This multiplex at Niles, Chicago is part of Big Cinema’s strategy to actively promote and ensure better reach of Indian movies," said Reliance MediaWorks CEO Anil Arjun.
The multiplex will screen Hollywood movies along with Indian, Polish and Korean films. It also has a stadium seating to enable live telecasts of cricket matches and other events.