Mexican cinema giant enters Gulf with Bahrain launch

Cinepolis, the world's fourth largest cinema exhibitor, has opened its first location in Bahrain
Mexican cinema giant enters Gulf with Bahrain launch
The Gulf’s first Cinépolis features 13-screens, including Bahrain’s first-ever junior theatre.
By Sam Bridge
Mon 04 Feb 2019 02:09 PM

Cinépolis, the world’s fourth largest cinema exhibitor, has opened its first location in Bahrain as the brand announces its official entry into the GCC’s movie theatre sector.

The biggest cinema chain in Latin America, Cinépolis, which also operates theatres in the US, Spain and across India, has launched its new location at the Atrium Mall, Saar, Bahrain.

Founded in Mexico in 1971, Cinépolis boasts more than 338 million guests and 5,707 screens worldwide. Bahrain expands the company footprint to 16 countries.

The Gulf’s first Cinépolis features 13-screens, including Bahrain’s first-ever junior theatre and 4D E-motion viewing experience, as well as a range of seating options including rocking leather chairs and fully reclining leather seats, along with gourmet food and drink options.

Cinépolis Junior allows families to enjoy a movie within a space that caters specifically to their needs. The only children-focused cinema screen in Bahrain, Cinépolis Junior is equipped with a Jungle Gym, bean bag seating and provides a 15-minute intermission to allow youngsters to take a break.

As well as serving traditional cinema snacks such as popcorn and nachos, the in-house ‘Coffee Tree’ venue offers gourmet items and concessions including paninis, crêpes and high-quality specialty coffee drinks.

Ashish Shukla, CEO of Cinépolis Gulf, said: “The launch of the first Cinépolis Gulf location in Bahrain is a proud moment for the brand and we are honoured to bring our world-class cinema to the region... We are offering cinema like never before to the Bahrain community.”

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