12 kids hurt on Riyadh mall ride

Updated 28 February 2013
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12 kids hurt on Riyadh mall ride

Twelve children were injured after falling from an amusement park ride at Panorama Mall in the capital city, said Saeed Al-Ghamdi, a spokesman of the Red Crescent in Riyadh.
The governor of Riyadh, Khalid bin Bandar bin Abdul Aziz, and his deputy, Prince Turki bin Abdullah, visited the injured children in the emergency section of King Saud Medical City.
Al-Ghamdi said six of the injured children were transferred to King Saud Medical City and six to the university's hospital. He said two individuals were seriously injured. The others had minor to medium injuries.
Sources said doctors were satisfied with the progress of the injured children.
An investigation is now under way into the causes of the incident by the Civil Defense and Riyadh police.
Media spokesman of the Civil Defense in Riyadh, Captain Mohamed Al-Hammadi, said the ride at the mall has been closed down until further notice.
Al-Hammadi said the children were on a ride that moved up and down vertically.


Vox Cinemas wins second license to operate movie theaters in KSA

Updated 23 April 2018
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Vox Cinemas wins second license to operate movie theaters in KSA

  • Al-Futtaim Group to invest SR2 billion to open 600 screens and provide 3,000 jobs in the next five years
  • Vox Cinemas is the largest cinema operator in the MENA region

JEDDAH: Vox Cinemas, a subsidiary of Majid Al-Futtaim Group, won the second license to operate cinemas in the Kingdom.

The company received the license from the Minister of Culture and Information and Chairman of the General Authority for Audiovisual Media, Awwad bin Saleh Al-Awwad.

Al-Futtaim Group will invest SR2 billion to open 600 screens and provide 3,000 jobs in the next five years.

This will help achieve the goals of the Kingdom’s 2030 Vision when it comes to diversifying the economy and local production.

Vox Cinemas is the largest cinema operator in the MENA region and the leading regional cinema operator in the Kingdom.

Al-Futtaim Group is planning on opening its first movie theater in the Kingdom during the coming days. It will be in Riyadh Park Mall within the largest Magic Planet Family Entertainment Center in the region.

It consists of four screens, including the first IMAX screen for young people's movies and VOX KIDS, which is dedicated to children’s entertainment.