World’s Largest Cinema Opens in Dubai

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Tue, 06/21/2016 - 14:44 -- Nick Dager

Reel Cinemas in Dubai will soon lay claim to being the world's largest cinema.The world’s biggest shopping mall – The Dubai Mall – will soon feature the largest cinema complex in the world powered exclusively by Barco Flagship Laser projectors. Committed to offering its audiences a truly exceptional movie-going experience, Reel Cinemas will fit each of the 22 theaters at its multiplex at The Dubai Mall with Barco Flagship Laser projectors. In addition, the cinema will feature a Barco Escape installation – another first in the Gulf region. All the existing 22 digital cinema projectors at Reel Cinemas, The Dubai Mall will be replaced by Barco’s Flagship RGB Laser projectors (21x DP4K-22L1x DP4K-30L).

Maitha Al Dossari, CEO of Emaar Entertainment, the owners of Reel Cinemas said,  “Over the past few years, Reel Cinemas has grown steadily, underpinned by our mission to provide exceptional movie-going experiences that delight, inspire joy and surpass expectations. We strive to continually enhance our customers’ experiences and our vision is to seek out advanced technologies that help us to do that. Our partnership with Barco, the technology leader in this field, is testament to that commitment. Barco’s Flagship Laser projectors are leading the market; the image quality is truly amazing, bringing the action on the big screen to life like never before. We are very proud that all our theaters in Reel Cinemas, The Dubai Mall will feature these projectors, making it the world’s largest cinema that provides moviegoers with the ultimate picture quality on every single one of its screens. We are also excited that one ofthe theaters in Reel Cinemas, The Dubai Mall is set to be equipped with the revolutionary Barco Escape format screen; offering cinemagoers 270 degrees of action and assuring a totally immersive experience for our audience.”

“Reel Cinemas has taken a giant leap forward, bringing The Dubai Mall multiplex into a new era,” said Stijn Henderickx, vice president cinema for Barco. “Flagship Laser enchants movie audiences all over the world thanks to its high brightness, deep contrasts and fantastic, lively colors. I’m sure that the perceptive public at The Dubai Mall will appreciate the ultimate image quality of Flagship Laser and return to Reel Cinemas for this extraordinary experience, over and over again. Barco Escape, our multi-screen, panoramic movie format will further push the boundaries of traditional cinema and put the Reel moviegoers into the action like never before.”

Barco Gold Partner CineTech Middle East JLT will take care of the installation. CineTech is one of the leading cinema and multi-function auditorium solutions provider for the Middle East and Africa regions.


Managing director Peter Khamas said, “We have already installed Barco technology in numerous other chains and are extremely honored to help make cinema exhibition history by delivering the largest all-Flagship Laser install in the world. Time and again, both our clients and cinema visitors are stunned by the immersive cinema experience that Barco’s Flagship Laser technology offers.”