By Sam Bridge
Muvi Cinemas, Saudi Arabia's first homegrown cinema brand, has welcomed its first audiences at new movie theatre at AlHamra Mall
Muvi Cinemas, Saudi Arabia's first homegrown cinema brand, has expanded its presence to Riyadh, welcoming its first audiences at AlHamra Mall.
The first Muvi cinema in Riyadh accommodates over 500 guests in six screens, and also offers seats for audiences with special needs and has a concession area that hosts Skinny Pizza.
Muvi Cinemas said in a statement that it will be opening its flagship location in Riyadh in the first quarter of 2020 at U-Walk.
This location will feature 12 screens including the first Samsung Onyx Led screen in Saudi Arabia, replacing the traditional projection technology.
The openings are part of an aggressive expansion plan to launch 20 locations by end of 2020 across the region, the statement added.
The Saudi-based chain has signed a partnership deal with Arabian Centers which will see a network of film theatres established in malls in cities throughout the country.
It will be followed by cinemas at Nakheel Mall in Dammam, the Mall of Dhahran and the new U-Walk boulevard mall complex, bringing the movie experience to eight Saudi cities.
Muvi Cinemas opened its first location in Jeddah in August.
The first batch of films that can be enjoyed in Muvi Cinemas’ AlHamra Mall with Arabic subtitles include Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, Jumanji: The Next Level, Frozen II, Dark Waters, Black Christmas, Arctic Dogs, 21 Bridges, Knives Out, The Addams Family, Maleficent: Mistress of Evil, Shihana and Countdown.