Cinema Advertising is one of the most interesting new age advertising option. There is no better place than the cinema to grab the attention of a captive audience. While major players including Levi’s, Nike and Sony are taking their campaigns to the silver screen, small businesses can also benefit from reaching this affluent, captive audience of moviegoers.

Reach a Captive Audience

  • Chances of a viewer watching an ad on cinema screen is higher than other medium.
  • Cost per reach for theatre advertising is less than other non-traditional advertising options.
  • Cinema with its huge localized reach pan India, makes it suitable to reach out to a small geography as well as complete country.
  • Huge cinema screen gives larger than life impact to the message.

Media Options to advertise in Cinema

  • On Screen 10 sec mute Slide – Static slides with 2 to 3 transitions within 10 seconds.
  • On Screen 10 sec Audio Slide – Static slides with background score within 10 seconds.
  • On Screen 30 sec Video – 30 sec Video played on screen.
  • On Screen 60 sec Video – 60 sec Video played on screen.

Ad format for Cinema Advertising

  • PVR, Inox, Cinepolis, Wave, Cinemax and most multiplexes
  • UFO Cinema Screens
  • qube
  • UMW

Get in touch with our experts regarding Cinema Advertising.

With presence across top cities, we at MPlan provide the best cinema advertising in India. Get the best rates to place your ad in any theatre across India. For on screen theatre 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. MPlan can provide you with all the details.


    1. Are Theatre Advertising rates same for all the weeks in a year?

No. Multiplexes charge a premium for playing ads during blockbuster movies. The premium on rates can be 2X to 3X depending on the movie. Please check for the list of blockbuster movies with your cinema advertising agency.

    1. What are the timelines for Cinema Advertising?

Cinema advertising campaigns can only start on a Friday. It is synced with changeover of movies at the theatres. Ad needs to be provided and payment needs to be completed by Wednesday 5pm.

    1. 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

    1. What is the proof that my ad in cinemas is being played as per the plan?

For Multiplex cinema advertising campaigns, Inspection pass will be provided on Monday morning. You can use Cinema inspection pass to visit the theatres and watch your ad being played. On request your cinema advertising agency can arrange for an In – person inspection.

Singles screens cinema campaigns do not come with inspection passes. Single screens share the contact number or log report at the end of the campaign.

Please note that cinema advertising in India, still involves a lot of manual intervention. This might cause your cinema campaign not being executed as per the plan. If you find any discrepancy, please inform your cinema advertising agency and they will get it corrected. Compensation in form of additional days/weeks is provided for any failure in executing the cinema plan as per the schedule.

    1. Are there any costs involved in Cinema advertising outside of the Advertising rate card?

Cinema advertising requires your ad to be in a format that is compatible with cinema screen playing. Most of the Multiplex cinema screens require the ad to be in J2K format. However, this conversion is not freely available and specialist cinema format conversion agencies do that for a fee. Advertiser can provide their ad in .MOV or .JPEG format and then your cinema advertising agency can get it converted to J2K format. Another format used by certain cinemas is UFO. However, for this you do not need to pay anything as this conversion is for free. The conversion fee of video J2K is Rs 2,500 and for slides is Rs 1,750. The conversion to J2K takes a day.