The Farewell, My Spy, The Personal History of David Copperfield among nine films to be screened by PVR after theatres reopen

PVR will be the first major distributor to release films in theatres post the coronavirus-induced lockdown in the country.

Press Trust of India June 20, 2020 13:09:59 IST
The Farewell, My Spy, The Personal History of David Copperfield among nine films to be screened by PVR after theatres reopen

PVR Pictures has announced a line-up of nine Hollywood features that will be screened for the audiences once theatres reopen.

PVR will be the first major distributor to release films in theatres post the coronavirus-forced lockdown in the country.

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Among the films to be screened in the PVR theatres are Dave Bautista-starrer My Spy, Lulu Wang's critically-acclaimed movie The Farewell, Dev Patel's The Personal History Of David Copperfield and The True History of the Kelly Gang, starring George McKay and Nicholas Hoult.

The Farewell My Spy The Personal History of David Copperfield among nine films to be screened by PVR after theatres reopen

A still from The Farewell

The other movies are The Last Full Measure, Ordinary Love, Countdown, The Wild Goose Chase, and Mr Jones.

"We are thrilled that in this difficult and unprecedented environment, we will be bringing nine Hollywood titles, of varied genre and scale, to theatres around the country as soon as they reopen," Sanjeev Kumar Bijli, Joint Managing Director, PVR Group, said in a statement.

"We strongly endorse the theatrical business and believe that you can’t replace the big screen experience."

(Also read on Firstpost — Theatre owners irked by direct-to-digital release of Indian films, say it can never replace traditional moviegoing experience)

"Therefore, we are looking at taking the first step towards releasing our own films once the cinemas open, so that brand new films, along with all the safety protocols we have put in place, attract our valued customers to their favourite form of out of home entertainment," he added.

Kamal Gianchandani, CEO, PVR Pictures, said he is confident that the slate of international movies will be able to resonate with the cinemagoers.

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"We have faith in a theatrical rebound, and we look forward to being there right out of the gate with our exhibition partners anticipated re-emergence, as and when, state by state safety guidelines are met and theatres start to reopen," he added.

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