Cinema Ads

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TheAdview - A Cinema Advertising Startup

TheAdview is India's one of the leading Cinema advertising agency. With presence across top cities like Mumbai, Delhi and Bangalore, we are the best cinema advertising in India. Get the best rates to place your ad in any theater across India. Our best rates for Cinema advertising are available online . You can check the best rates for more than 8000 cinema screens to advertise at cinema advertising planning tool on TheAdview.

Advantages of Advertising in Cinema

1. Huge cinema screen gives larger than life impact to the message. With the capability of playing video and slides with audio, an advertiser can talk to more senses of a viewer than print or radio. In terms of creative freedom, Cinema advertising is comparable to television.

2. The audience is captive and cannot change the channel or flip the page. Chances of a viewer watching an ad on a cinema screen are higher than another medium.

3. Cinema with its huge localized reach pan India makes it suitable to reach out to a small geography as well as a complete country.

4. Cost per reach for theater advertising is less than other non-traditional advertising options.

Media Options to advertise in Cinema

Cinema Advertising options can be divided into Onscreen Cinema Advertising and off Screen Cinema Advertising. Ads in cinemas are played either before the start of the movie or during the interval. Advertising rates are same for ads played during the interval or before the movie is played.

There are 4 advertising options available to advertise on screen in theaters:

Static slides with 2 to 3 transitions within 10 seconds
Static slides with background score within 10 seconds
30 sec Video played on screen
60 sec Video played on screen
Kiosk and Posters
Launch, Sampling, pamphlet distribution and ticket jackets

Timeline for advertising in Cinema

Any Cinema advertising campaign starts only on a Friday. In few exceptions cases, it might start on a non-Friday. The ad needs to be provided to the cinema advertising agency at least a day in advance. Ads normally start getting played from the second show on Friday. In cases of blockbuster releases, there might be a rush of cinema advertisers. In such cases, your ad would get played 3 times per day instead of 4

Ad format for Cinema Advertising

Cinema Chain


PVR, Inox, Cinepolis, Wave, Cinemax and most multiplexes


UFO Cinema Screens







Cinema Advertising agencies accept the ads in .mov and jpeg formats. Once these are shared with the advertising agency, specialist J2K convertor agencies can convert them into cinema ad formats. There is a conversion cost associated with cinema format conversion to J2K. Cinema slide size for on-screen advertising should be 2048 x 858 pixel. Kindly use the image quality of 300 dpi or higher.

Cinema Advertising Rates

Rates for advertising Cinema theaters depends on the type of cinema screen, number of seats, cinema location and the cinema brand. Cinema advertising cost for a Multiplex cinema advertising is normally higher than that for single screens. Theaters have a cinema advertising rate card. Discounted cinema advertising rates are available with cinema advertising agencies like TheAdview. Theater advertising rates also vary depending on whether you are advertising using slides or advertising using video. Length of the video ads also determines the price for cinema advertising.
For on screen theater advertising, the card rates are always quoted for a week. Your ad is played in every show. For off screen cinema advertising, the advertising price is typically for a month.
You can find the complete list of advertising rate card for cinema and best discounted offer rate for cinema advertising at the cinema planning tool of TheAdview.


The only way to keep yourself from making assumptions
is ask questions
I. What do I get for these rates of Cinema Advertising?

1. Your ad is played minimum 3 times per day and maximum 5 times per day

2. Ad is played once during the show. You can choose interval or before the start of the movie

3. Mentioned rates are for playing your ad for 1 week Friday to Thursday

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