Vox Cinemas set to launch a drive-in cinema in Dubai amid pandemic

VOX Cinemas is launching a drive-in movie experience in Dubai. (File/Shutterstock)
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Updated 13 May 2020

Vox Cinemas set to launch a drive-in cinema in Dubai amid pandemic

DUBAI: With social distancing measures still very much in place, a trip to the cinema is out of the question for the foreseeable future, which is why VOX Cinemas has decided to launch a drive-in movie theater at the Mall of the Emirates in Dubai. 

Vox teased the launch of the cinematic experience on its Twitter account on Tuesday, writing “Grease your wheels... A new cinematic experience is coming to #VOXCinemas, Mall of the Emirates. Stay tuned.” 

Situated on the third level of the mall’s parking lot, the drive-in theater features a large screen, which movie-goers can park in front of to enjoy a movie under the open air while adhering to social distancing rules. 

A full schedule of the films set to screen and news of the drive-in cinema’s opening date will be announced on Wednesday, during a private screening of the movie “Bad Boys for Life.” 

VOX Cinemas isn’t the only entertainment company launching drive-in cinema experiences. Dubai’s Urban Entertainment, a company known for hosting outdoor screenings at its Habtoor Grand location, has plans to expand its outdoor theater in Dubai, Sharjah and Ras Al Khaimah very soon. 


Moroccan actor Youssef Kerkour receives BAFTA nomination

Youssef Kerkour is nominated for Best Male Comedy Performance for his role as Sami Ibrahim in the comedy series “Home.” (Instagram)
Updated 04 June 2020

Moroccan actor Youssef Kerkour receives BAFTA nomination

DUBAI: Moroccan actor Youssef Kerkour has landed a nomination for the 2020 British Academy Film Awards (BAFTA), the academy announced on Thursday, after the awards were postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The actor, who grew up in Rabat, is nominated for Best Male Comedy Performance for his role as Sami Ibrahim in the comedy series “Home.”

Kerkour, who is also known for roles in “Dracula,” “Redemption,” “Criminal” and “Marcella,” took to Twitter to thank his supporters. 

“Thank you all for your lovely messages this morning. It is a tremendous honor to be nominated in such stellar company,” the 41-year-old actor said.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

La famille MAISON @channel4 #home #season2

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The series, created by British writer and actor Rufus Jones, follows a middle-class London family who find a Syrian asylum seeker named Sami (Kerkour) hiding in their luggage while returning from holiday in France.

Kerkour’s tweet also paid tribute to Jones. 

“I must however say that there is a name missing IMO (in my opinion). That name is Rufus Jones. His writing will give you nominations,” he wrote.