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A Brief About Cinema Advertising in India

Cinema Advertising is one of the most interesting types of advertising option in the new era. The rates of Cinema advertising are lowest among non mass media sector. Cinema advertising in India has a history of 30 years; it is the recent last few years when Cinema Advertising in India has become popular among the advertisers. Cinema advertising or Theatre advertising is famous in large advertisers as well as small advertiser as Cinema Advertising increases the reach of the advertisement. Popular cinema chains in the multiplex are PVR Cinema, Inox, Cinepolis, Carnival Cinemas, Sathyam Cinemas, DT Cinemas and Wave Cinemas. For advertising in the rural areas of India, Single Screen theatre work as the best medium. More than 7000 Cinema screens have shared their advertising rate card with us and many are there yet to share. The rates of the Cinema Advertising depend upon the location of the theatre, seating capacity of the people and the brand. The rates of Single Screen Theatre and Multiplex Cinema advertising vary, as the rates of the Single Screen advertising are generally lower than that of the Multiplex Advertising. Ads in the cinema either can be placed in the screens or in the cinema complexes. Cinema advertising later form can also be termed as Offline cinema advertising. The popular media advertising options are videos on screen, slide on the screen and cinema branding in the cinema complex.

Rates of Cinema Advertising

Advertising Rates for Cinema Advertising depends on the type of cinema screen, number of seats, cinema location and the cinema brand. The cost of Cinema advertising in multiplex cinema is slightly higher than that for single screens. Advertising Rate card is there with every Theatre. Rates are available with discount at the cinema advertising agencies like Book My Ad. The rates of advertising in theatre entirely depend on the mode used for advertising (advertising using slides or advertising using video). The price of the video ad is determined by the length of the video in Cinema Advertising.

The rates on the card are quoted for 1 week in On-screen theatre advertising. Your ad will be played in every show. The advertising price is typically for a month in off-screen advertising.

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 Book My Ad.

Media Options to Advertise in Cinema

Cinema advertising can be divided into 2 parts- On-screen cinema advertising and off- screen cinema advertising. In Cinema the Ads are played either before the start of a movie or during the interval. The rates of Advertising are similar for ads played before the start of the movie or during the interval.

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


 Cinema Advertising OptionDescription
1On Screen 10 sec mute SlideStatic slides with 2 to 3 transitions within 10 seconds
2On Screen 10 sec Audio SlideStatic slides with background score within 10 seconds
3On Screen 30 sec Video Video played for 30 sec on screen
4On Screen 60 sec Video Video played for 60 sec on screen
5Off Screen BrandingKiosk and Posters
6ActivationLaunch, Sampling, pamphlet distribution and ticket jackets

Timeline for Advertising in Cinema

The Cinema advertising campaign starts on Friday. In some of the exception cases, it may also start on a non Friday. At least one day in advance Ads are provided to the Cinema advertising agency. Ads start getting played from Friday. At the time of a block buster release there is a rush of cinema advertisers for placing their ad in that block buster movie. At such time the ad placed will be played 3 times instead of getting played at 4 times.

Ad format for Cinema Advertising

Sr No.Cinema ChainFormat
1PVR, Inox, Cinepolis, Wave, Cinemax and most multiplexesJ2K
2UFO Cinema ScreensUFO

The Ads are accepted by the Cinema Advertising agencies in .mov and jpeg formats. Once the ads are shared by the advertising agency, specialist J2K converter agencies can convert them into cinema ad formats. There is a cost of conversion associated with cinema format conversion to J2K. Cinema slide size for on screen advertising should be 2048 x 858 pixels. The image quality must be of 300 dpi or higher.

Cinema Advertising Requires Censor Certificate

For playing any video ad in cinema a censor certificate is always required. The required censor certificate can be prepared by you or you can ask your advertising agency to do it on your behalf. Your Cinema advertising agency may charge you for generating censor certificate.

Proof of Execution

A theatre provides Inspection passes to the advertisers. Inspection passes can be used to inspect that whether the ad is played or not. In case of off- screen cinema advertising options, pictures are provided as proof of execution.

Book My AD – The Best Cinema Advertising Agency

Book My AD is the India’s largest advertising agency. We are tied up with the best Cinemas in the metropolitan cities as well as small cities too. We provide you with the best rates so that you can place your ad anywhere in all over India. Our rates are present online on our website. Check out the best rates for more than 7000 cinema screens at

Advantages of Advertising in Cinema

1. Message given in the huge cinema screen leaves huge impact on the audience. By playing video and slides with audio an advertiser can grab the attention of its audience.

2. In the cinema an audience is captive and cannot change the channel, so they are watch and get to know. The chance gets increased of viewer watching your ad on cinema screen than any other medium.

3. Cinema provides a huge exposure to the advertiser on pan India basis.

4. The cost per reach in case of theatre advertising is less than any other advertising option.

What do I get for these rates?

1. Your ad is played Minimum 3 times and Maximum 5 times per day.

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

3. The rate is for a week.

Are the rates same for all the weeks?

1. No, Multiplexes charge a premium for the blockbuster movies and the rates are increased to 2x to 3x depending upon the movie.

2. Please check the list for the blockbuster movies.

Are there any other charges involved?

1. Converting your ad format to Cinema format (J2K to MPEG4).

2. An additional cost of Rs. 1,750 for slide ads and Rs. 2,500 for video ads.

3. For running video ads, Censor certificate is required.

4. We assist in getting the certificate with an additional fee of Rs.8,500.

5. 2 working weeks are required to get the certificate.

What are the timeliness for cinema advertising?

1. Cinema campaign can start only on Friday.

2. Creative with payments need to be completed by Wednesday, 5PM

What is the proof that my ad is played? 

1. On Monday morning Inspection pass will be provided.

2. The inspection can be done by the advertiser anytime after the inspection pass is provided.

3. For arranging the Inspection please writes us back.

4. Single-Screen shares the contact number or log report at the end of the campaign.

What format is required for cinema?

1. Slide- 2048 pixel(H) × 858 pixel(H)

JPEG image in 300 dpi resolution

2. Video- MOV or MP4(High Resolution)

3. Audio File- WAV

MBB and BB premium policy for Multiplexes

1. The rates are applicable for a standard run time of 4 spots per audi per day.

2. During MBB/BB weeks commitment of 3 Spots per audi per day.

For Mega Blockbuster Movies

1. MBB premium would be applicable on all the Multiplex screen as 100-200% on the rate card of the respective screens.

2. MBB premium would be applicable for the R.O which are for a period less than 5 weeks R.O, for the first week of the campaign- R.O of 5

weeks would not attract any premium.

For Blockbuster Movies

1. BB premium would be applicable on all multiplex screens as 50%-150% on the rate card of the respective screens.

2. BB premium would be applicable for the R.O which are for the period less than 4 weeks RO, for the first week of campaign- R.O OF 4 weeks would not attract any premium.

Key spot positioning premium policy

1. The last spot is the commercial category before the film, the first spot during the intervals and the last spot during the intervals will attract a premium of 100% of the rate card.



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