Cinemas are coming back. It’s not a rumor, a hope or a spew off of an imagination. It’s here, and you must’ve known about it.
What’s the update on cinemas? Well, media licensing regulations are currently being drafted, according to Al Watan. This means all we’re waiting for is for the rules and regulations charter to be issued by the commission, and cinemas will soon be a reality.
But here are 6 other facts you might have missed out on:
1. The first set of cinemas will be in Jeddah’s Red Sea Mall
Sorry to disappoint the excited lot of you in Riyadh and other cities, but the first set of cinemas will be in Jeddah. The multiplex will include 12-15 screens, according to Saudi Gazette.
2. The mall is already in contact with other cinema pros in GCC
Red Sea Mall’s leasing manager, Waleed Al- Shihry, spoke to Saudi Gazette and told them he was in contact with cinema experts from Bahrain and the UAE to ask to “learn from their experiences.”
3. It is reported that the cinemas might start operating by March 2018
Get yourselves ready.
4. Jeddah might have the most number of cinemas since it is the largest tourist city
“There will be five to six movie theaters, but not all will be built inside shopping malls
Waleed Al Shihry, Red Sea Mall Leasing Manager (via SG)
5. There are already a number of movies to be played soon
The Center for International Communication (CIC) has already planned some films to show in Dammam, as part of the #SaudiCinema grand events.
Check them below:
The Saudi Arabian Society for Culture & Arts in Dammam [@SASCA_DMM] will be showing three Saudi films, as part of the #SaudiCinema events. Be sure to book your tickets here! https://t.co/vOop17oXml pic.twitter.com/ceICox8xZa
— CIC Saudi Arabia (@CICSaudi) December 18, 2017
6. Other locations where more cinemas will be introduced
For now, it has also been confirmed that Riyadh will open up cinemas in Riyadh Park mall. And in Jeddah, Mall Of Arabia and the Red Sea Mall will entertain you with popcorn and flicks.
“Reel cinemas” showing on Google maps in the Mall of Arabia and Red Sea Mall in #Jeddah and in #Riyadh Park also!!! Expecting to be announced officially in less than a month???? pic.twitter.com/jEeRc3l6o1
— SAUDI VIBES™ ???????????? (@ItentertainSa) November 27, 2017