Havelock One has completed the interior works at Grand Cinemas' newest cineplex in Taif, Saudi Arabia. The theatre at Park Mall in Taif city marks the Grand Cinemas’ second location in the kingdom. It has 11 screens with a seating capacity ranging from 40-299, for a total seat count of 1,243 across 3,391 square feet.
Havelock One group managing director Syed Kashif Akhter said, "Havelock One is pleased to showcase once again our ability to deliver superior interior solutions in the entertainment sector."
Grand Cinemas had retained Havelock One to complete a full fit-out of the space including 11 screens, the impressive main entrance façade and two grand lobbies.
"Our capacity and multi-skilled workforce ensure we are able to rise to any challenge and can meet and exceed the expectations of our client in both quality and timescale," he said, adding, “All joinery, metal, and glasswork, including furniture and windows were manufactured in Havelock One’s Bahrain factory and shipped to the site for installation.”
Grand Cinemas remains committed to developing new technologies within the cinema sector, including MediaMation’s MX4D technology with moving seats, which enables the viewer to experience the film across all senses, including motions, jolts, wind, water, and scents.
The cinema sector in Saudi Arabia is rapidly growing since the Kingdom lifted its 35-year-long movie screening ban four years ago and Grand Cinemas has recently expressed plans to further expand its network in the country.