Cinépolis Cinemas set to open two luxurious cinemas in the heart of Jeddah and Dammam

The expansion of Cinépolis into the Saudi market marks a huge milestone that truly expresses the Kingdom's 2030 Vision aiming to diversify the economy and spread culture and entertainment

Cineacute;polis Cinemas set to open two luxurious cinemas in the heart of Jeddah and Dammam

Cinépolis Cinemas, the first movie exhibitor in Latin America and the third largest globally, opened two new cinemas in Al Jamea Plaza, Jeddah, and in Lulu Mall, Dammam, Saudi Arabia, by mid-December 2020. The expansion of Cinépolis into the Saudi market marks a huge milestone that truly expresses the Kingdom's 2030 Vision aiming to diversify the economy and spread culture and entertainment.

To facilitate further regional expansion in The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the Saudi General Commission for Audiovisual Media (GCAM) has issued the license for cinema operation to Cinépolis. Through a fruitful partnership with Al Hokair group and with its valued regional partner, Al Tayer Group, $300 million is set to be invested in the field over five years, leading to great economic development for the country.

Alejandro Aguilera, CEO of Cinépolis Gulf, considers the launch of Cinépolis Cinemas in Saudi Arabia a step that reflects the new entertainment strategy in the Kingdom. The group plans to launch 200 new screens by 2023, in addition to recruiting more Saudi nationals in the entertainment sector.

He added, "Cinépolis is proud to be contributing to the Kingdom’s 2030 Vision by providing moviegoers with unrivaled experiences as Saudi Arabia increases its culture and entertainment offering. Cinépolis looks forward to offering fun, innovative and, stellar services to its customers as well as to enrich the entertainment options throughout the Kingdom."  

The opening of both cinemas also coincides with the launch of Cinépolis new website and mobile application, available for Android ( and iOS ( under the name Cinépolis Gulf. The platforms provide guests with a user-friendly interface enabling them to not only to book the latest movies in advance but also to purchase their movie snacks online, facilitating a contactless experience with a reduced waiting time.

Cinépolis Cinemas experience

Cinépolis Cinemas is a joyful destination for movie lovers who are passionate about going beyond the bounds of cinematic traditional styles. Once inside, you will dive in those reclining leather seats with full optimal viewing angles between rows. The engrossing view of the screen from the comfort of the seats is complemented with immersive audiovisual technologies to create a refined unparallel movie experience.

Designed with families in mind, the internationally acclaimed and colorful Junior auditorium is an ideal destination for a family movie night, with a range of seating options and play facilities for children, including bean-bag seating, a large slide, a ball pit, and a private party room.

Families will surely get their highest reward in the junior auditorium, family-friendly welcoming experience to audiences of different age groups, who will enjoy the superb sound quality of the Dolby 7.1 surround sound system, and the high-definition projection to help turn your favorite blockbusters into an exciting experience.

Food & Beverages

No movie experience is complete without cinema snacks. Guests at Cinépolis are welcome to enjoy a range of premium and delicious movie treats from a carefully curated menu. Not only does it include the all-time classics like popcorn, nachos, and hotdogs, but also fascinates with the selection of gourmet items that cater to the sophisticated taste of the local community. Fan favorites include the ever-so-popular dynamite shrimp, edamame, chicken tikka paninis, and sweet crêpes. Visitors will also enjoy hot drinks expertly prepared by in-house baristas.

About Cinépolis  

Cinépolis® is a Mexican company that was founded in the city of Morelia, Michoacán, in 1971. Today, it has positioned itself as a leader in the film and entertainment industry in Mexico and Latin America: it’s the world’s 3rd largest movie theatre circuit; the 2nd largest in terms of attendance; the 1st in terms of attendance per-auditorium, and the most important outside the United States, also, it’s the world’s largest luxury cinemas exhibitor.

With 862 cinemas in total across 17 countries worldwide, Cinépolis® operates 6,664 digital screens. Also, employs a global workforce of more than 35,000 people. Cinépolis® has introduced innovative concepts to the exhibition industry, such as the first multiplexes (Multicinemas®), the first concept of a luxury cinema (Cinépolis VIP®), the partnership with IMAX® turned into Cinépolis IMAX®, Macro XE® screens, 4DX® screens, and Sala Junior® screen. For more information about Cinépolis®, please visit: 

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