|Industry||Entertainment (Cinema Chain)|
|Defunct||2016 (Merged into Carnival Films)|
|Ashok Ganapaty,CEO, Reliance MediaWorks|
Big Cinemas, now "'Carnival Cinemas'" formerly was a division of Anil Ambani’s Reliance MediaWorks Ltd (formerly known as Adlabs Films Limited) and a member of Reliance ADA Group was a multiplex theatre chain with over 515 screens in India, US, Malaysia, and the Netherlands. As of July 2014[update], the company had 280 screens in India. As of 2010[update], the company was third-largest cinema chain in Malaysia and featured Hollywood as well as Chinese and Tamil films In India Big Cinemas are mostly seen in the state of Maharashtra with its multiplex outlets even in semi-developed cities and small towns.Big Cinemas has its outlets in cities like Mumbai, Pune,Jalandhar New Delhi, Delhi NCR, Nashik, Nagpur, Indore, Aurangabad, Solapur, Nanded, Latur etc.
The most famous Big Cinemas Theatre was Big Cinemas, Wadala (IMAX) in Mumbai which is the world's largest dome shaped Theatre.  In mid-2009, the company partnered with Pathé Theatres to set up three screens in Netherlands. In 2015 Reliance MediaWorks Ltd sold its 100% stake to Kochi-based Carnival Cinemas for around 700 crore INR (7 billion INR). Subsequently, all the Big Cinemas multiplex screens were re-branded as Carnival Cinemas by 2016.
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- Nandini Raghavendra (25 May 2009). "Big Cinemas forays into the Netherlands". The Economic Times. Retrieved 28 August 2014.
- P.R. Sanjai (16 December 2014). "Reliance MediaWorks sells Big Cinemas to Carnival Films". Live Mint. Retrieved 28 July 2017.