New Delhi, Apr 27 (UNI) After marking their presence in the tinsel town of Mumbai, more and more multiplex chains in the country are making a foray in the entertainment space in the National capital region in a bid to cash in on the huge frenzy for Bollywood among the 'star-struck' Delhiites.
After Fun cinemas, Movie Times cinemas and Adlabs, the latest to make a foray in NCR is the INOX Group, the second largest multiplex chain in India, with the setting up of a multiplex in the neighbouring town of Faridabad.
Beginning April 25, the INOX group has opened doors to its Faridabad multiplex, located at the 5 lakh sq ft Crown Interiorz mall on Delhi Mathura highway, The first of its kind, the four screen multiplex has a capacity of 1108 seats and is the largest in Faridabad.
Speaking about INOX foray in the NCR, the COO of INOX Leisure Ltd, Alok Tandon said, ''Luxury is the cornerstone of INOX Faridabad; The trendy Audi with a chic and contemporary vibe offer luxurious comfort during movies, plush seats with ample leg space, the best ambience and lush carpeting, all backed by world class hospitability promise to revolutionise the movie going experience in Delhi NCR.
Ease of ticket booking through SMS booking; free home delivery and online making it very easy for the patrons to buy an INOX movie ticket.'' INOX has traversed its own path by bringing in a professional and service oriented approach to the cinema exhibition sector. With a strong financial backing, impeccable track record and strong corporate ethos, INOX has established a strong presence in the cinema exhibition industry in the short span of a little over four years since the opening of its first multiplex.
Currently, INOX operates 23 multiplexes and 80 screens in 18 cities making it the only national multiplex chain. Winner of the 'ICICI Entertainment Retailer of the Year' Award 2005, TAAL Multiplexer 2006 and Emerging Superbrand of the year 2006-2007 Award, INOX Leisure Ltd. will continue its expansion into Hyderabad, Jodhpur, Ahmedabad, Bhopal, Mangalore, Coimbatore, Kanpur, Hubli, Vishakhapatnam, Bhuvaneshwar, Kolkata, Bangalore, Nagpur, Kharagpur, Mumbai (Borivali) and Pune.
Its merger with CCPL (89 Cinemas) gives INOX access to an additional nine multiplexes in West Bengal and Assam. INOX is also in an alliance with the Pantaloon Group - a partnership that provides INOX preferential access to all real estate developments, which Pantaloon takes up for its retail chain. The properties acquired through this alliance will be in addition to the properties that INOX has locked in on its own, thus exponentially increasing its reach across India. INOX was also chosen post a nationwide tender to design, construct and operate the prestigious multiplex in Goa that hosts the International Film Festival of India.
All existing INOX complexes offer an option of 2-5 auditoriums, state of the art facilities in terms of modern projection and acoustic systems, interiors of international standards, stadium style high back seating with cup holder arm-rests, high levels of hygiene, varied theatre food, a selection of Hindi, English and regional movies, computerized ticketing and most importantly high service standards upheld by a young and vibrant team.
The Launch of a multiplex by INOX comes a couple of months after the Adlabs established its multiplexes in various part of the city.
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