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.
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 Entertainment 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 and GOLD. 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.
Owned and operated by Majid Al Futtaim Entertainment, VOX Cinemas is the cinema arm of Majid Al Futtaim, the leading shopping malls, communities, retail and leisure pioneer across the Middle East, Africa and Central Asia. VOX Cinemas is the Middle East’s most innovative and customer-focused exhibitor, and the fastest growing cinema business in the MENA region. With 57 locations totalling 573 screens across the region, including 237 screens in the UAE, 15 screens in Lebanon, 63 screens in Oman, 30 screens in Bahrain, 44 screens in Egypt, 149 screens in Saudi Arabia and 17 screens in Kuwait, VOX Cinemas is the Middle East’s largest and most rapidly growing exhibitor.
Tailoring every cinema location to the surrounding market place and customer preferences, VOX Cinemas offers a mix of experiences including luxury concepts, THEATRE and GOLD. Another signature VOX Cinemas concept, MAX is the mega-screen designed for the biggest blockbusters and features Dolby Atmos surround sound technology. VOX Cinemas was also the first to introduce IMAX with Laser to the Middle East and the only exhibitor to offer IMAX with Sapphire. The company also offers a multi-sensory movie-watching concept, 4DX. For young movie fans and families, VOX Cinemas offers the only cinema dedicated to children, KIDS. Complementing its portfolio of world-class experiences, VOX Cinemas offers OUTDOOR, an open-air concept.
Great Moments for Everyone, Everyday
The secret to our successful is threefold. Firstly, our intention is to meet the high expectations and standards set by Mr. Majid Al Futtaim. His vision for all Majid Al Futtaim businesses is to create great moments for everyone, every day. We aspire to fulfil this vision for every single customer every time they visit VOX Cinemas.
Secondly, our teams across the region are dedicated to creating exciting entertainment destinations that transport our guests from their ordinary lives into the extraordinary world of movies.
Lastly, the way we customise our cinemas to meet the expectations of our guests. Each cinema offers a wide variety of content and experiences.
VOX Cinemas features high-resolution digital projection systems, immersive digital 3D content, expansive MAX screens, Dolby Atmos and 7.1 multidimensional surround sound systems as well as premium experiences such as IMAX with Laser, THEATRE, GOLD, 4DX and KIDS, designed especially for our little movie fans.