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Arabian Centres, Muvi Cinemas to open screens in Saudi Arabia's malls

First multiplex will open in Mall of Arabia followed by Nakheel Mall Dammam, Mall of Dhahran, and Al Hamra Mall in Riyadh

Arabian Centres and Muvi Cinemas plans to open 250 screens in Saudi Arabia by 2020. [representational image]
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Arabian Centres and Muvi Cinemas plans to open 250 screens in Saudi Arabia by 2020. [representational image]

Saudi Arabia’s lifestyle destinations operator Arabian Centres has inked an agreement with the kingdom’s home-grown cinema chain Muvi Cinemas to open multiplexes across the country by the end of 2019.

Multiplexes will be opened at Saudi Arabia’s Mall of Arabia, Nakheel Mall Dammam, the Mall of Dhahran, Al Hamra Mall in Riyadh and at U-Walk, an upcoming boulevard mall complex that is set to open in the kingdom’s capital.

In a statement, Arabian Centres confirmed that it will open multiplexes in 10 malls through 2020, with 250 screens set to be opened in the next 24 months across eight Saudi Arabian cities.

Commenting on the entertainment project-led partnership, chief executive officer of Arabian Centres, Olivier Nougarou, said: “We are delighted to have a cinema chain partner who is also born out of the Kingdom and is equally committed to provide a bespoke and uniquely homegrown entertainment experience."

“We are shortly opening Muvi Cinemas first Cineplex at our flagship Jeddah mall – the Mall of Arabia,” Nougarou added.

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