Big Cinemas to open five-screen multiplex in Chicago


MUMBAI: Adlabs Films USA Inc will be opening a new theatre in Niles, IL under the BIG Cinemas brand.

The new five-screen complex in Niles has an auditorium capacity of 1,300 seats per showing in 26,549 sq. feet of space.

The theater has also introduced the Ebony Lounge, which is a full service restaurant and bar featuring a late night menu till 2 am.

The program calendar would include Hindi films, along with Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Kannada, Bengali, Marathi and Punjabi films as well as world cinema from different ethnicities such as Korean, Chinese, Polish, etc. BIG Cinemas will also be showing live telecasts of cricket matches and other events.

Adlabs Films CEO Anil Arjun says, "The Chicago launch is in keeping with our vision to establish a strong foothold for BIG Cinemas worldwide in markets which have an appetite for Indian cinema. BIG Cinemas has a significant presence in the US with 170 screens and contributes 25% of the box office for Hindi Films and over 65% 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."

The movie theater is slated to open on 29 May, 2009.