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Basic rules and regulations to watch a DND show at Sathyam Cinemas

SPI Cinemas has been promoting their new concept of the disturbance-free shows starting from 20th of September. It is called DND at SPI Cinemas, and they do it for their love of Cinema. DND shows will be played every Wednesday evening.

Here are few basic rules that every visitor needs to follow if they are going to watch a DND show; They are as follow:

1. Avoid using phone inside the theatre
2. Avoid conversation during the movie
3. Get your snacks before the film starts
4. You should be above 15 to watch a DND show
5. You cannot push or kick the seat in front of you

To know more about this concept, we got in touch with Ramya of SPI Cinemas, and this is what she had to say:

"DND shows will be played every Wednesday evening at one screen in Sathyam Cinemas. We are starting with Sathyam and planning to implement this concept to other SPI theatres later."

So how strict are you going to be if we don't follow the above-stated rules?

"1. If people use their mobile phones, you will be asked to leave the theatre
2. If you are seen disturbing others, strict actions will be taken and be asked to go out
3. We will have 20-minute intervals and you could see the countdown ticking on the display to know when the film will resume.
4. If you are late, the doors will be shut, and the money would be refunded
5. Kids are not allowed
6. Somone from SPI will always be monitoring the audience"

She adds that however, they have been getting many requests to have interval free shows and they are thinking about the options. If possible, they may have no-interval shows in the near future.

Though some may find this concept a little complicated, people who really want to watch a movie without any disturbance or distraction would prefer watching a DND show at SPI. Say, for example, a section of the audience, still prefer to watch a big hero film without any fan frenzy at theatres. Shows like these would encourage them to watch their favourite star's film peacefully in theatre. 

If you are a horror film lover and if you hate the crowd in a theatre for making an intense scene into a joke, then DND shows would be beneficial.

Interestingly, two upcoming biggies are releasing on a Wednesday, and they would be Mahesh Babu's Spyder (September 27th) and Vijay's Mersal (October 18th). Would these rules be applicable for those films?

Apparently, SPI is going to start with Hollywood films and based on the response, they might bring DND shows for Tamil films.

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SPI Cinemas opens its new theatre The Cinema at Bangalore

SPI Cinemas (fondly referred to by their flagship property - Sathyam Cinemas), a leading player in the Indian entertainment industry opens its doors to Bengaluru with the launch of a swanky five screen multiplex, ‘The Cinema’ at GT World Mall on Magadi Road. Known for re-inventing the movie going experience by exhibiting films in unique and beautiful spaces, SPI Cinemas is committed to delivering an exceptional cinematic experience to its customers.

The Cinema was inaugurated on 8th June 2017. “This is our first venture in Karnataka, and we are extremely happy to launch our brand ‘The Cinema’ in the city of Bengaluru. It will be an exciting addition to the city’s movie scene, and we are looking forward to doing more theatres here in the near future,” said Swaroop Reddy, President SPI Cinemas.

Conveniently located next to the Magadi Metro stop, The Cinema has a seating capacity of 1155 and features Gold Class seating as well as an exclusive Gold Class lounge. The Cinema offers a great cinematic experience with the best of sound and projection technology that transport you into the story. All screens are equipped with 4k Projection from Barco, Harkness Clarus XC silver screens and 3D technology from Master Image. They also feature Dolby Atmos, an immersive sound experience where the sound moves around you with breathtaking realism.

At SPI Cinemas, the traditional ‘movie and popcorn’ is done a little differently. Designed by French Chef Mickael Besse of Michelin Star repute, the menu features a range of gourmet sandwiches, cold coffee, cold-pressed juices and a host of other items. At the top of the list is the in-house popcorn that is a crowd favourite! The non-GMO corn is imported from Nebraska, home to some of the world's finest corn and can be topped off with different types of seasoning and real butter, depending on how adventurous one wants to get!

The online experience has been designed to make it as easy and convenient as possible for customers to purchase tickets as well as snacks. Tickets can be purchased at or through the mobile app available for iPhone and Android users, as well as at the digital kiosks available at The Cinema. Customers can choose from a variety of digital payments including cashless, UPI and our in-house wallet ‘Fuel.'

“Here, it’s not just about watching a movie but about an overall wonderful experience. From the time you walk through our doors till the time you leave, we want you to enjoy every moment you spend with us,” says Bhavesh Shah, Head of Experience New Business Initiatives, SPI Cinemas. The Cinema also provides additional services like pillow and duvet, spectacle cleaning, portable chargers, free high-speed Wi-Fi, Whatsapp for Feedback, etc. to ensure that all customer needs are met.