VOX Cinemas, the MENA region’s largest cinema operator, is honoured to be awarded one of the first licenses to operate cinemas in Saudi Arabia. Its brand-new cinema, which will be the first multiplex in Saudi Arabia will open at Riyadh Park Mall. VOX Cinemas will start delivering on an ambitious plan to bring its world-class cinema entertainment portfolio to Saudi Arabia and support the growth of audio-visual and creative talent across the Kingdom.
The VOX Cinemas Riyadh Park experience includes four screens located within the largest Magic Planet Family Entertainment Centre in the region. Content including animation, family-friendly films and educational movies will be available through a completely unique and world-class portfolio of viewing experiences including the first IMAX screen to exhibit movies and KIDS, the concept designed especially for young movie fans.
VOX Cinemas parent company Majid Al Futtaim, the leading shopping mall, communities, retail and leisure pioneer across the Middle East, Africa and Asia is an active supporter of the Kingdom’s Vision 2030. Majid Al Futtaim has already announced project investments valued at SAR 14 billion across their mall asset, fashion, leisure and retail offerings in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. This commitment is expected to create more than 114,000 direct and indirect job opportunities.
VOX Cinemas is investing an additional SAR 2bn to open 600 screens in the next five years in Saudi Arabia. These new cinema developments will create some 3,000 direct jobs, providing a boost to the diversification agenda for the Saudi economy. Through its partnership with 20th Century Fox, the distribution arm of Majid Al Futtaim Cinemas will also be exclusively distributing Fox content to all cinemas across Saudi Arabia.
Further cinemas currently under design include Majid Al Futtaim’s Mall of Saudi and City Centre Ishbiliyah, with both locations opening in Riyadh in the coming years.
As recipient of the Global Achievement in Exhibition Award at CinemaCon 2017 and with 32 cinema complexes in seven countries in the MENA region, VOX Cinemas is already well-known to Saudi movie fans. In addition to the IMAX and KIDS concepts at the Riyadh Park location, VOX Cinemas complexes across the region also include THEATRE by Rhodes and GOLD by Rhodes. Both are unique concepts that combine fine-dining with a VIP cinema experience and appeal to the region’s discerning movie guests. VOX Cinemas’ upcoming locations in Saudi are expected to offer these concepts together with the open-air viewing experience, OUTDOOR and MAX, the mega-screen that’s ideal for blockbuster movies.
Majid Al Futtaim has had a significant presence in Saudi Arabia for more than 14 years through Carrefour, operating 16 hypermarkets and supermarkets with more than 7,000 employees. The company also operates Enova in Saudi Arabia, a facility management company, through a joint venture operation with Veolia and owns a fashion retail business representing international brands such as AllSaints, Abercrombie & Fitch and Sacoor.
VOX Cinemas, the largest and most innovative cinema exhibitor in the region is owned by Majid Al Futtaim, the leading shopping mall, communities, retail and leisure pioneer across the Middle East, Africa and Asia. Majid Al Futtaim Cinemas operates over 300 screens across the UAE, Oman, Bahrain, Qatar, Lebanon, Egypt and Kuwait and will expand to own and manage 600 screens by 2020.
Since the cinemas opened their doors in 1999 they have welcomed over 60 million movie-lovers. Majid Al Futtaim Cinemas currently holds the Middle East's highest grossing cinema position and continues to differentiate itself through the development of unique and innovative concepts and experiences.
VOX Cinemas has truly set itself apart from other exhibitors, receiving the Global Achievement in Exhibition award at CinemaCon in Las Vegas in March 2017, one of the most coveted and prestigious awards in the motion picture industry.
From big screen cinemas, fully immersive experiences, gourmet menus designed by Michelin-starred chef Gary Rhodes, dedicated fun playrooms for children and stunning rooftop views, VOX Cinemas goes far beyond the confines of cinema theatres to create great moments for everyone everyday.
Keeping customers at the heart of its operations, VOX Cinemas is synonymous with innovative concepts, cutting-edge picture and sound technology, as well as strong exclusive partnerships. VOX Cinemas' homegrown experiences, such as THEATRE by Rhodes, GOLD by Rhodes, KIDS, MAX, OUTDOOR and IMAX with Laser continue to escalate the movie-going experience and ultimately raise the bar for entertainment standards worldwide.
Great Moments for Everyone, Everyday
The secret to our successful is threefold. Firstly, our intention at all times is to meet the high expectations and standards set by our owner Mr. Majid Al Futtaim, who has set the vision for all Majid Al Futtaim businesses: "My dream is to create great moments for everyone, everyday". We aspire to fulfill this vision for every single customer every time they visit VOX Cinemas. Secondly, Our teams across the region are dedicated to exceeding guests' expectations and creating exciting entertainment destinations that transport our guests from their ordinary lives into the extraordinary world of movies.
Lastly, the way we differentiate our cinemas is crucial to meeting our guests' expectations. We tailor every cinema location to the surrounding market place and to our guest's preferences by offering a mix of different cinema concepts - from the big-screen MAX cinema to our gourmet luxury concepts.
As well as being the region's largest cinema exhibitor, it is also the most innovative. VOX Cinemas features high-resolution digital projection systems, immersive digital 3D content, expansive VOX MAX screens, Dolby Atmos and 7.1 multidimensional surround sound systems as well as premium experiences such as IMAX with Laser, THEATRE by Rhodes, GOLD by Rhodes, 4DX and KIDS, designed especially for our little movie fans