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VOX To Open First Cinema In Jeddah By December 2018

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Brief overview of Kingdom’s initiatives in Promoting Saudi Vision 2030

In line with the persuasion of Saudi Vision 2030the country has taken various measures in promoting the Art, Culture and Entertainment. This motives included the introduction of first Cinema in Jeddah and Riyadh. The country through such drives desires to achieve its economic objectives through non-oil revenue sources. The steps taken since last year for the accomplishment of such objectives, has brought quite fruitful results and outcomes to kingdom. 

Cheering News for the Citizens & Expatriates of Jeddah

After the opening of Cinemas in Riyadh, following the aforementioned promotion of Saudi Vision 2030, the General Authority for Audiovisual Media (GCAM) has taken another exciting step by announcing the opening of first cinema in Jeddah, which is an exciting news for citizens and expatriates living in Jeddah.

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Location of first Cinema in Jeddah

The exact location of the Cinema is Red Sea Mall on King AbdulAziz Road, Jeddah, western region of Saudi Arabia. Google Map Location: Red Sea Mall

Expected date of opening first Cinema in Jeddah

The authority claims that the opening of first cinema in Jeddah is expected by the end of this upcoming December 2018. This means that a long awaited patience is about to finish and the movie lovers will enjoy the latest and old movies on big screens. Recommended: Rahat Fateh Ali Khan – Live in Concert

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Features of first Cinema in Jeddah

The followings are certain features that the reopening in Jeddah will contain:

  • The movie theatre in Jeddah will be operated by the company named as “Regional Company VOX”.
  • The space occupied and the cover area amounts to 8,000-square-meter.
  • The movie theatre will contain 12 halls with the total of 1,472 seats.
  • The Cinema will contain standard and VIP, an IMAX screen, a 4DX auditorium with motion-controlled seats.
  • The halls inside the Cinema will contain the children seats as well.
  • The IMAX screen inside the Cinema is around 13 meters long and is 24 meters tall which is equal to 10 regular displays.
Mode of selling Cinema Tickets

The relevant authority has announced that the tickets will be sold through online and on site as well (Details will be shared very soon)

Entrance gate for Cinema

The red sea mall is under expansion now and the opening of Cinema is the part of its expansion. A source in the mall said that probably Gate No. 9, overlooking King Abdul Aziz Road, will be named the “Entertainment Gate” and it will be the main entrance for the cinema.

Anticipated Investment in KSA Cinema

It is said that the VOX cinema will invest around SR2 billion ($530 million) in the (Saudi) movie theatre industry. This will bring the following good outcomes:

  • Due to the above investment, it will produce 600 screens within the KSA cinemas
  • It will also contribute the economy good and is expected to generate 3000 job opportunities over the next 5 years.

We all are thankful to the Kingdom for taking such an exciting initiative to bring more prosperity, entertainment and job opportunities inside the KSA. Such initiative, is another is another step towards Saudi Vision 2030, will also bring more stability in the economy along with the removal of significant reliance on the oil industry revenue.

Source: Arab News

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