VOX Cinemas in Egypt sees significant growth in box office following the release of Tenet  

Cinema in Egypt looks set for a major comeback with an impressive slate of back-to-back blockbusters in the coming months

  
VOX Cinemas in Egypt sees significant growth in box office following the release of Tenet nbsp;

Cairo, Egypt: Majid Al Futtaim Cinemas, the dedicated cinema arm of Majid Al Futtaim, the leading shopping mall, communities, retail, and leisure pioneer across the Middle East, Africa and Asia has announced an impressive slate of upcoming movies which are sure to captivate audiences and reignite the cinema industry in the wake of mandated closures and the absence of new content. Following the release of Tenet, which marked the first big-budget theatrical release since March, admissions across VOX Cinemas in Egypt increased significantly versus the previous week, demonstrating that cinema is set to make a major comeback.

Omar El Banna, Country Head for Egypt and Kenya at Majid Al Futtaim Ventures said, “The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic is being felt by all businesses around the world and the cinema industry has been amongst the hardest hit due to the mandated closures followed by a lack of new content. After months of speculation and delays, I’m excited to announce that blockbusters are back at VOX Cinemas and that we have an impressive line-up of must-see movies to cater for all movie lovers.”  

Mr El Banna added, “Cinema has survived over a century of challenges and throughout this uncertain period, we have remained fundamentally confident about the future and resilience of the cinema industry. Now more than ever, film lovers are keen to enjoy the collective and exhilarating experience of watching a movie on the big screen as we have witnessed with the release of Tenet, which has resulted in a significant growth in box office. With more major movies about to light up our screens, we are expecting a major comeback for cinema.”

Christopher Nolan’s Tenet (currently showing), one of the most anticipated movies of the year has also hit the big screen. In a break from tradition, the espionage thriller launched in overseas territories, including the Middle East, ahead of the US allowing UAE audiences to be amongst the first to see the movie. Nolan wrote and directed the film utilizing a mixture of IMAX and 70mm film to bring the story to the big screen and cinemagoers can watch it in IMAX format at VOX Cinemas for maximum impact.

Cinema lovers can also enjoy Mulan (currently showing), a live-action adaptation of Disney’s classic animation. Audience members who appreciate murder mysteries can look forward to Death on the Nile (October) in which Kenneth Branagh reprises both his directorial role and that of the iconic detective Poirot in the film adaptation of the Agatha Christie novel.

To ensure that cinemagoers have a safe and comfortable experiences, VOX Cinemas in Egypt has introduced extensive precautionary measures including disinfecting auditoriums using fogging machines and sanitizing surfaces after every guest interaction. The capacity in auditoriums has also been reduced and seats next to a guest’s selection will be left vacant to allow for physical distancing. These are just some of the health and safety measures that VOX Cinemas in Egypt has implemented to ensure that guests can sit back and enjoy movies with added comfort and peace of mind.

For more information on release dates and to book your experience, check out VOX Cinemas website or www.voxcinemas.com  the VOX Cinemas app for iPhone and Android.

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About Majid Al Futtaim

Founded in 1992, Majid Al Futtaim is the leading shopping mall, communities, retail and leisure pioneer across the Middle East, Africa and Asia.

A remarkable business success story, Majid Al Futtaim started from one man’s vision to transform the face of shopping, entertainment and leisure to ‘create great moments for everyone, every day’. It has since grown into one of the United Arab Emirates’ most respected and successful businesses spanning 16 international markets, employing more than 43,000 people, and obtaining the highest credit rating (BBB) among privately-held corporates in the region.

Majid Al Futtaim owns and operates 27 shopping malls, 13 hotels and four mixed-use communities, with further developments underway in the region. The shopping malls portfolio includes Mall of the Emirates, Mall of Egypt, City Centre malls, My City Centre neighbourhood centres, and five community malls which are in joint venture with the Government of Sharjah. The Company is the exclusive franchisee for Carrefour in a number of markets across the Middle East, Africa and Asia, operating a portfolio of more than 300 outlets and an online store.

Majid Al Futtaim operates more than 500 VOX Cinemas screens and 34 Magic Planet family entertainment centres across the region, in addition to iconic leisure and entertainment facilities such as Ski Dubai, iFly Dubai, Dreamscape and Ski Egypt, among others. The Company is parent to the consumer finance company 'Najm', and a Fashion, Home and Specialty retail business representing international brands such as Abercrombie & Fitch, Hollister, AllSaints, lululemon athletica, Crate & Barrel, Maisons du Monde and LEGO. In addition, Majid Al Futtaim operates Enova, a facility and energy management company, through a joint venture operation with Veolia, a global leader in optimised environment resource management.

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Owned and operated by Majid Al Futtaim Cinemas, VOX Cinemas is the cinema arm of
Majid Al Futtaim, the leading shopping mall, retail and leisure pioneer across the Middle East and North Africa. VOX Cinemas is the Middle East’s most innovative and customer-focused exhibitor, and the fastest growing cinema business in the MENA region. With over 50 locations totalling 514 screens across the region, including 201 screens in the UAE, 15 screens in Lebanon, 63 screens in Oman, 30 screens in Bahrain, 28 screens in Egypt, 71 screens in Saudi Arabia and 17 screens in Kuwait, VOX Cinemas is the Middle East’s largest and most rapidly growing exhibitor. 

Across the UAE, Bahrain, Oman, Qatar, Kuwait, Egypt and Lebanon, the company is undergoing a AED1.2-billion (USD326-million) investment to expand to operate 300 screens by 2020. In addition, Majid Al Futtaim Cinemas will invest AED1.96 billion (USD517 million) to develop 600 screens across the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia by 2023. 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 premium cinema experience. Another signature VOX Cinemas concept, MAX is the mega-screen designed for the biggest blockbusters and features Dolby Atmos surround sound technology. In addition to debuting ICE IMMERSIVE cinema experience in the region, 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 multisensory 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.

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