By Innovation-sa on July 24, 2018 in News
Dubai-based group, Majid Al-Futtaim Cinemas announced that it will open its first multiplex in Jeddah at the highly popular Red Sea Mall by December. Earlier, the company had announced its interest to bring world-class entertainment to cities across the Kingdom as soon as the ban on cinemas was lifted in Saudi Arabia.
VOX’s parent company, Majid Al-Futtaim, has already announced project investments valued at SR16 billion across its mall asset, fashion, leisure and retail offerings, a commitment that is expected to create over 114,000 direct and indirect job opportunities. The investment will dedicate SR2 billion to set up over 600 screens across Saudi Arabia over the next five years.
The cinema will include 12 screens, of which three will be GOLD by Rhodes, the first of its kind in the Kingdom. GOLD by Rhodes is a unique dining concept in participation with Michelin-starred chef Gary Rhodes, which allows Saudi cinema guests to order gourmet meals directly to their reclining seats while enjoying movies on digital surround-sound and wall-to-wall high-definition screens.
VOX Cinemas will also be opening an IMAX theatre at the Red Sea Mall featuring the largest IMAX screen in Saudi Arabia and the mall is expected to hit 18.5 million visitors by the end of 2018.
Arab News – 17 July 2018