Saudi Arabia opens doors to the First Ever Multiplex in the Country

RIYADH: The most popularly known Cinema operators, The VOX Cinemas have inaugurated the first four-screen multiplex in Saudi Arabia, at the company’s new entertainment complex in Riyadh Park, two weeks after the first public cinema screening in Saudi Arabia in the last 35 years.

VOX Cinemas plan to launch 600 screens across Saudi Arabia, with the potential to create 3,000 jobs.

Awwad Al Awwad, Minister of Culture and Information and Majid Al Futtaim, Chief Executive Officer Alain Bejjani graced the launch of VOX Cinemas with their presence.

“Tonight’s cinema opening represents another historic moment in the transformation of the Saudi economy under the Vision 2030 plan spearheaded by Crown Prince Mohammad Bin Salman,” Al Awwad said.

Bejjani said Majid Al Futtaim and VOX Cinemas would deliver competitive pricing and the full range of unique VOX Cinemas’ viewing experiences as they roll out 600 screens in the coming five years as part of an SR2 billion investment in the Kingdom and the spirit of Vision 2030.

“The Riyadh Park Multiplex is the first of hundreds of VOX Cinemas screens planned for the Kingdom bringing more than 3,000 direct employment opportunities,” Bejjani was quoted by the Centre for International Communication as saying.

Shaikh Shakhbut Bin Nahyan Bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, UAE Ambassador to Saudi Arabia, and Redha Al Haidar, Acting President of the General Commission of Audiovisual Media (GCAM) attended the opening event.

With Inputs from Gulfnews.com

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