Cineasia 2008 to honour BIG Cinemas with "Exhibitor of the year" award

Posted on: November, 2008

New York, 11th November 2008… India's largest and fastest growing cinema chain will be honoured with the “Exhibitor of the Year” award at this year’s CineAsia convention in Macau. This Award will be presented as part of the Gala Final Night Banquet and Awards Ceremony on Thursday, December 11th 2008 at the Wynn Macau.

CineAsia is a unique event that brings together Asian cinema industry professionals and fraternity, from cinema owners and suppliers to film buyers and distributors. CineAsia also presents Awards of Distinction to Asian film stars and the industry luminaries.

"It is a great honor to be able to single out the achievements of both BIG Cinemas and Tushar Dhingra at this year's CineAsia", noted Mitch Neuhauser, Co-Managing Director of the annual convention. "In the world of exhibition, you couldn't ask for a more dedicated and respected professional who has done so much for the industry. We are looking forward to paying tribute to BIG Cinemas and Tushar for his achievements, as this is a richly deserved honour."

Commenting on the occasion, Tushar Dhingra, COO – BIG Cinemas said, "This award is special as it represents our efforts to raise the bar and revolutionize of cinema viewing in India. We will continue our rapid growth supported by pioneering initiatives to live up to our promise of providing the BIG experience to all moviegoers. Being the first Indian cinema chain to win this coveted award is truly a great motivation to the entire team."

Mr. Anil Arjun, CEO, Adlabs Films Ltd. added," This award is an honour that reflects great credit to the entire team at BIG Cinemas. This Award is an indication that we have been on the right track; and an affirmation of what we have always believed in - providing audiences across India over all economic strata, a BIG experience.”

Customer orientation is a primary focus at BIG Cinemas and their efforts in this regard have won several awards in the retail space. BIG Cinemas was named "Retailer of the Year" in Entertainment for the second year running at the India Retail Summit and "Most Admired Retailer in Entertainment" Award at the Images Retail Awards 2007.

About Adlabs Films Ltd:
Adlabs Films Limited (, a member of the Reliance Group, is India’s fastest growing film and entertainment services company. Adlabs has a dominant and comprehensive presence in Film Services: Motion Picture Processing and DI, Film Restoration, Digital Mastering, Studios and Equipment rentals.

Adlabs Films also operates India's largest cinema chain with about 400 screens spread across India, US and Malaysia. It has a significant presence in the film distribution space with a nationwide presence across India as well as offices in London, New York, Los Angeles and Malaysia. Adlabs' television venture, Synergy Adlabs, is among the top players in the television programming industry.

About BIG Cinemas
BIG Cinemas, a division of Adlabs Films Limited (, a member of the Reliance Group, is India’s largest cinema chain with about 400 screens spread across India, US and Malaysia. After pioneering the IMAX experience in India, it recently launched 3D and 6D technology and is the only cinema chain to screen films in all three formats. It is also launching the first megaplexes in the country.

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