While booking tickets on BookMyShow, you may have come across the below theatre type called ‘PVR: Director’s Cut’:
What exactly is it? How different is it from other theatres in terms of features, pricing, seating capacity, etc.? Let us find out.
PVR Director’s Cut Meaning
First up, let us understand the meaning of Director’s Cut. Elsewhere in the world, especially in the US, the director’s cut in a movie’s context is referred to as a version of the movie that is approved by its Director. In normal scenarios, this version is then sent to the Censor Board and they recommend additional changes if any and this is the version that is shown to the masses. However, in select theatres in the US, there are limited shows specifically that show the director’s version of the movie. This version is usually higher in length.
Now, talking about PVR Director’s Cut, the meaning changes completely. In India, there isn’t a separate version of a movie shown. The same version of the movie (length, edits, etc.) is shown in Director’s Cut theatres as well.
So what exactly is PVR Director’s Cut? It is a luxury chain of theatres of PVR (super luxurious rather) that brings in top-class hospitality services along with entertainment. Here are its features.
What are the features of PVR Director’s Cut?
It comes with the following features:
- Fully reclinable armchairs
- Pillow and blanket services
- Personal attendant on the press of a button
- In-seat service of food and beverage
- Digital projection technology
- World-class sound system
- Plush cinema halls
- Luxurious lounge
- Live kitchen
Have a look at the below video to get a visual idea of some of these features:
What is the seating capacity?
This format can seat between 50 and 70 people at a time spread across 6-7 rows. These rows are divided into two parts – Platinum and Platinum Superior with the latter being slightly farther from the screen.
What is the cost of a ticket at PVR Director’s Cut?
The ticket cost is way higher than normal tickets. A ticket can cost anywhere between ₹950 to ₹1,600 depending on the time of the show..
What is the difference between this format and PVR Luxe, INOX Insignia?
I had this exact same question. Firstly, One primary difference between PVR Luxe or PVR Gold and Director’s Cut is the price of the ticket. The latter costs 2 times as much. To get clarity on the features, we messaged PVR on Instagram and they could not mention the specifics but they said Director’s Cut is a more luxurious experience than Luxe.
INOX Insignia comes close in terms of the features but is priced in the ₹1,000 range.
How many PVR Director’s Cut screens are there in India?
As of now, there is just one – in Ambience Mall in Gurugram. There are plans to launch in Mumbai and Bengaluru but we don’t know when the official launch is.
We have also written about other theatre technologies. Read about them before you experience them!
1. A playful theatre for kids PVR Playhouse or INOX Kiddles
2. Watch a movie on a curved screen with PVR’s PXL Screen
3. A breakthrough 4D experience with MX4D Theatre or 4DX Movies
4. A next-gen immersive experience with IMAX with Laser or INOX Onyx Diner