|26 May, 2016

Qatar's biggest multiplex opens at Gulf Mall today

The biggest among the existing cinemas in Qatar opens today at the recently launched Gulf Mall.

An actor performs during the opening ceremony of the Arab Games in Doha in Doha December 9, 2011. REUTERS/Fadi Al-Assaad

An actor performs during the opening ceremony of the Arab Games in Doha in Doha December 9, 2011. REUTERS/Fadi Al-Assaad

Fadi Al-Assaad
26 May 2016
DOHA: The biggest among the existing cinemas in Qatar opens today at the recently launched Gulf Mall.

Qatar Bahrain International Cinema (QBIC), the largest cinema operator in Qatar, will today mark the soft opening of Gulf Mall's Cineco 13 multiplex which has 13 screens with a total seating capacity of more than 2,200. 

The multiplex's Cinema 5 is the biggest movie theatre in Qatar with a total of 525 seats, composed of 78 in the balcony and 447 in the orchestra. Among the 13 screens, two are VIP theatres.

"We are excited about the opening of Cineco 13. This is the biggest cinema in Qatar which marks a very important milestone in our expansion strategy in the country. With the launch, we have solidified our position as the biggest cinema operator in Qatar and we will continue with our strategy opening at more locations soon," Khalil Amin, QBIC Chief Operating Officer told The Peninsula yesterday.

Today's launch brings the total number of screens operated by QBIC to 43, which are located in four malls including City Centre Doha, Villaggio, Al Khor Mall and now Gulf Mall. Residents now has more choices of cinemas with more than 60 screens spread in eight malls.

"The newly opened Cineco 13 boasts of the latest cinema features including 4K projectors and state-of-the-art sound system. It will screen all types of films from Hollywood to Arabic to Bollywood," added Amin.

As with other cinemas under the QBIC management, prices are set at QR35 and QR45 for 3D films.

© The Peninsula 2016

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