Two new movie complexes are expected to open in Qatar within “six months,” a senior Qatar-Bahrain Cinemas official has said.
The first will be a 350-seat complex in Al Khor, and the second a 2,400 cinema complex in northern Qatar – possibly in Festival City.
The openings may come as somewhat of a relief to residents tired of overcrowding at existing mall cinemas.
Some 18,000 people turned out to watch movies at City Center and Villaggio over Eid al-Adha weekend, Qatar-Bahrain Cinema’s director general Mohammed Ali told Al Arab.
Plans are also afoot to open a giant $10 million cinema complex at the Pearl-Qatar’s Medina Centrale “this year,” the CEO of UAE-based Gulf Film, which is building the facility, said in June.
The cinema is likely one of some 50 multiplex facilities that Qatar-owned Q.media, which has just acquired a majority stake in Gulf Film, plans to open over the next three years.
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