VOX Cinemas, the dedicated cinema arm of Emirati company Majid Al-Futtaim, has launched its latest cinema in Jubail. The move underpins its commitment to making entertainment experiences accessible to everyone across Saudi Arabia and contribute to the growth of the entertainment industry in the Kingdom.
Located at Jubail’s must-visit shopping and lifestyle destination, VOX Cinemas Galleria Mall-Jubail features five screens including KIDS, a dedicated auditorium for young movie lovers to watch the latest family-friendly films, and Candy Bar, which serves a menu of popular cinema snacks. It also boasts cutting-edge audio-visual technology for a unique cinematic experience.
The five-screen cinema is VOX Cinemas’ 15th cinema in Saudi Arabia and will lead to the creation of 50 new direct jobs and 60 indirect jobs.
Mohamed Al-Hashemi, country head of Majid Al-Futtaim Leisure, Entertainment, Cinemas, and Lifestyle in Saudi Arabia, said: “VOX Cinemas is excited to join forces with Al-Mutlaq Group to open our first cinema in Jubail as we continue to expand our footprint to new cities as well as opening entertainment experiences where we have an established presence. We’re also extremely proud to support job creation with the hiring of local talent, including our first female cinema manager in the Eastern region who will be leading our business in Jubail, as part of our commitment to realizing the goals of Vision 2030. The Kingdom is evolving at a rapid pace into a global powerhouse of leisure and entertainment, and we will build on the success of 2021 by significantly increasing our pace of growth. We will also continue to introduce pioneering concepts that provide a place where communities can socialize and enjoy quality time together. We look forward to creating more great moments with our guests at VOX Cinemas Galleria Mall — Jubail.”
Abir Al-Mutlaq, director of transformation, Al-Mutlaq Group, added: “VOX Cinemas has a wealth of market expertise and consistently delivers exceptional entertainment experiences for families throughout the Kingdom. We are extremely proud to collaborate once again following our first opening at The Roof in Riyadh in 2019. The state-of-the-art cinema is the first of its kind in Jubail Industrial City and a strategic addition to Galleria Mall. We are confident that it will be a popular entertainment destination with families and movie lovers in the Eastern Province.”
VOX Cinemas now has a total of 154 screens across 15 movie theaters in six cities, making it the largest exhibitor by screen count and ticket sales. It is also the largest independent film distributor in the Kingdom.
In 2018, VOX Cinemas signed an exclusive distribution deal with Saudi Arabian animation studio Myrkott to screen its first animation feature Masameer across the MENA region, and during the summer it distributed the highly anticipated Saudi Japanese anime The Journey, having inked a deal with Manga Productions at last year’s Berlin Film Festival.