Cinépolis moviegoers enjoy cashless viewing with bwallet

Bwallet users can enjoy a buy one ticket, get one free offer on tickets at cinépolis (sunday to wednesday) and 25% off tickets (thursday - saturday) - this is valid starting september 1st and subject to applicable terms and conditions

Cineacute;polis moviegoers enjoy cashless viewing with bwallet

Manama: bwallet has signed up with yet another partner, Cinépolis, to enable cashless payments at Cinépolis, Atrium Mall, Saar Bahrain. bwallet users can enjoy a buy one ticket, get one free offer on tickets at Cinépolis (Sunday to Wednesday) and 25% off tickets (Thursday – Saturday) - this is valid starting September 1st and subject to applicable Terms and Conditions.

bwallet, the Kingdom of Bahrain’s leading, consumer-friendly digital mobile wallet and the first of its kind to provide peer-to-peer money transfer, was launched in 2018 by Arab Financial Services (AFS), the region’s foremost FinTech enabler, in partnership with Batelco, Bahrain’s leading digital solutions provider. It has since been rolled out across thousands of leading retail businesses, cinemas, hotels, F&B and entertainment outlets throughout the Kingdom and is being utilised daily by an ever-growing customer base. bwallet users can simply scan a QR code for seamless transactions and enjoy quick, secure and easy cashless payments with exclusive benefits through their mobile phones.

Speaking of the partnership with Cinépolis Bahrain, B. Chandrasekhar, Chief Executive Officer of AFS said: “We are pleased to embed cashless payments into cinemagoers’ experience when visiting the highly acclaimed Cinépolis, Atrium Mall. bwallet users not only have attractive offers but can also enjoy convenient, frictionless, secure, engaging and transparent payments and cashless entertainment.”

Featuring 13-screens, including Bahrain’s first Junior theatre and 4D E-motion viewing experience, as well as two large-format screens, MacroXE with Dolby Atmos, Cinépolis promises a unique cinema offering. The Atrium Mall theatre is the GCC's first Cinépolis in Bahrain.

Mr. Ashish Shukla, CEO of Cinépolis Gulf, said: “We are happy to partner with bwallet to widen our reach both in, Bahrain and Saudi Arabia by providing our guests a seamless payment experience. We have witnessed an increased number of guests visiting weekly through this partnership and couldn’t be more excited. Moving forward we are happy to announce, that this promotion will also include the first and only 4D theatre in Bahrain while still including our innovative Junior and Macro XE screens.”

Further information about bwallet, its growing services portfolio, its offers and exclusive cashback promotions can be found by visiting Download the free bwallet mobile app at GooglePlay or Apple’s App Store.

To find out more about Cinépolis Gulf visit    


About AFS:
Established in 1984, Arab Financial Services(AFS) is the MEA region’s leading payment solutions provider and FinTech enabler. The company offers innovative and end-to-end payment services and solutions that span card processing, merchant acquiring, FinTech and a state-of-the-art value-added services suite.

Focused on introducing innovative payment products and cutting edge FinTech solutions that support governments on their trajectory towards a digital economy, AFS can empower businesses by exploring and investing in superior technologies that help shape the future of financial experiences and how they are conducted: anytime, anywhere and anyhow.

In 2018, AFS introduced bwallet to the region - the first mobile wallet facilitating peer-to-peer and cashless transactions. Today, bwallet has established itself as the market leader with a significant user and merchant footprint across the Kingdom of Bahrain. EasyPay was another first from AFS - Bahrain’s first NFC payment service allowing payments with a tap of the mobile. Other innovations rolled out by AFS have been electronic KYC, Peer-to-Peer (P2P), Peer-to-Merchant (P2M), QR enabled payments, Tokenization, Remittance, WPS and Digital Banking solutions. 2018 also saw AFS launch merchant acquiring services to banks in both Bahrain and the Sultanate of Oman including end-to-end platform, settlement, eCommerce and integrated POS devices supporting contactless cards, NFC, QR and other forms of payment acceptance.

AFS serves over 75 clients across the financial sector in more than 21 countries. A subsidiary of Bank ABC, it is owned by 37 banks and financial institutions and regulated by the Central Bank of Bahrain.

AFS has offices and data centers in Bahrain, UAE and Oman, and was the first processor in the region to become Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) 3.2 certified.

Recipient of several global awards, AFS has most recently been recognized as of ‘The Most Innovative FinTech Solution Provider 2018’ at the GCC Enterprise Awards 2018 and ‘Best Payment Service Provider – Bahrain 2017’ by Global Banking and Finance Review.

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Media enquiries about AFS and its subsidiary companies can be directed to:
Name: Azza Mubarak Matar
Title: Head of Corporate Communication
Telephone: +973 1729 9711 / 3840 7611

About Cinépolis   
Cinépolis was founded in Mexico in the city of Morelia, Michoacán in 1971. Today it has positioned itself as the world’s 3rd largest movie theatre circuit, operating 657 cinema complexes, 5,941 screens and over 1,032,000 seats across 17 countries worldwide. It was the first cinema exhibitor in the world to pioneer the concept of luxury movie theatres, establishing the first luxury theatre experience in 1999 in Mexico City. Cinépolis aspires to provide its guests with the best overall experience in film entertainment and employs a global workforce of more than 37,600 people to support its mission. Cinépolis plans to continue to revolutionize the industry for years to come.   
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