The theatre was inaugurated by Siddaganga Seer and legendary Dr Rajkumar on March 6, 1976. Premada Kanike was the first film to be screened in the theatre and over 400 films have been played in the cinema hall.
The Pallavi theatre is often praised for giving good viewing experience for the audience. It is one cinema hall that has been upgrading the latest technologies with times.
The cinema hall, which has 1,200+ seats of various classes, was probably first theatre among the theatres in Kempe Gowda road to completely opt for non-Kannada films. Often people criticised the theatre for screening only non-Kannada films, especially for screening only Telugu films.
Sources from the theatre have said that single screens are on a downfall with multiplexes appearing everywhere. People are preferring multiplex to single screen. Only in the first week, audience are flocking to the single-screen theatres. Hence, the Pallavi management have decided to demolish the theatre.
Meanwhile, the management has planned to build a high-tech hospital with the same name.