Systems integrator CinemaNext has reached an agreement with Saudi fashion retail giant Fawaz Alhokair Group for the installation of its first multiplex in Saudi Arabia under the new cinema brand Muvi. Scheduled to open in May at the popular Mall of Arabia in Jeddah, CinemaNext will equip the 15-screen multiplex (2,063 seats) with 4K laser projectors and state-of-the-art surround sound.
The Light Cinemas, in partnership with The Big Picture Cinema Consultancy, has been awarded an operating license in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The company has unveiled the new cinema brand in the Kingdom, Muvi, which has fifteen sites already at a combination of design, planning and consultancy stages.
Mexican movie chain Cinépolis plans to expand across the Arab Gulf States this year, with new cinemas set to open in the United Arab Emirate, Saudi Arabia and Oman. The publication TradeArabia first reported the deal.
French company CGR Cinemas and Vox Cinemas are partnering to bring a new premium screen concept to the Middle East, Africa and Asia. Vox Cinemas’ parent company is Majid Al Futtaim, the leading shopping mall, communities, retail and leisure pioneer across the region. Their new format is called ICE Theatre, for immersive cinema experience.
Dar Al Arkan has signed an agreement with Majid Al Futtaim to open a new 15-screen multiplex at Dar Al Arkan’s Al Qasr Mall in Riyadh. The multiplex is scheduled to open in the first quarter of 2019 and will include Vox Cinemas’ signature Kids and Max experiences.
Vox Cinemas, one of the Middle East’s most innovative cinema exhibitors, is installing a range of Unique X technology including RosettaBridge TMS, RosettaNet eTMS, BaseKey KDM Manager and Cielo network monitoring.
IMAX and CJ CGV today announced a sales agreement for four new IMAX theatres to be added to existing and new multiplexes in Turkey. The theatres will be operated by CJ CGV subsidiary, Mars Entertainment Group, operator of the largest cinema circuit in Turkey. The agreement brings to 133 the exhibitor’s total IMAX commitment with theatres in South Korea, China, Vietnam and Turkey.
AMC Entertainment Holdings today announced the signing of a non-binding memorandum of understanding with the public investment fund of Saudi Arabia. In line with the fund’s mandate to help unlock promising new sectors within the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, PIF and AMC Entertainment will explore a range of commercial opportunities for collaboration that will support the growth of the Kingdom’s entertainment sector.
FLiK Cinemas has selected Destiny Seating and Volfoni to equip their new platinum-class multiplexes. Volfoni partnered with Destiny Seating to supply FLiK Cinemas with their 3D hardware systems. FLiK Cinemas has recently completed the first platinum-class and gold-class multiplex in the Gulf Cooperation region, which comprises the energy rich Gulf monarchies Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates.
Grand Cinemas, the leading cinema chain in Lebanon, Jordan and Kuwait, is installing Volfoni 3D systems for its roll out of more than 40 screens. Volfoni’s 3D cinema technology will be deployed in a new multiplex to be opened this month in ABC Mall in Verdun, Lebanon. In line with its strategy of expanding vertically and horizontally in the region, Grand Cinemas counts today over 81 screens, with additional new screens currently under development.