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In pictures: First multiplex VOX Cinemas opens at Riyadh Park Mall

The VOX Cinemas Riyadh Park experience will include four screens located within the largest Magic Planet Family Entertainment Centre in the region. It will include the first IMAX screen to exhibit movies and VOX KIDS, the concept designed especially for young movie fans.

In pictures: First multiplex VOX Cinemas opens at Riyadh Park Mall
Saudi Arabia saw the opening of its second cinema on Monday evening, a four screen Vox Cinemas multiplex.
In pictures: First multiplex VOX Cinemas opens at Riyadh Park Mall
The new cinema – located at the company’s new entertainment complex in Riyadh Park – comes two weeks after the kingdom’s first public cinema screening in Saudi Arabia.
In pictures: First multiplex VOX Cinemas opens at Riyadh Park Mall
“Tonight’s cinema opening represents another historic moment in the transformation of the Saudi economy under the Vision 2030 plan,” Saudi minister of culture and information Dr Awwad Alawwad was quoted as saying at the opening.
In pictures: First multiplex VOX Cinemas opens at Riyadh Park Mall
In pictures: First multiplex VOX Cinemas opens at Riyadh Park Mall
The opening of the new cinema is part of a broader effort by Vox cinemas to expand in Saudi Arabia, where the company has said it will invest an additional $533.2 million to open 600 screens over the course of the next five years.
In pictures: First multiplex VOX Cinemas opens at Riyadh Park Mall
Vox’s parent company, Majid Al Futtaim, has already announced project investments valued at $3.73 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.
In pictures: First multiplex VOX Cinemas opens at Riyadh Park Mall
Additionally, through a partnership with 20th Century Fox, the distribution arm of Majid Al Futtaim Cinemas will exclusively distribute Fox content to cinemas in the kingdom.
In pictures: First multiplex VOX Cinemas opens at Riyadh Park Mall
In pictures: First multiplex VOX Cinemas opens at Riyadh Park Mall
In 2018 alone, the company is planning to release a number of hotly anticipated films including The Darkest Minds, the Predator and the James Cameron produced Alita: Battle Angel.
In pictures: First multiplex VOX Cinemas opens at Riyadh Park Mall
Other cinemas currently under design include Majid Al Futtaim’s Mall of Saudi and City Centre Ishbiliyah, both expected to open in Riyadh in the coming years.