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Cinépolis launches eight-screen cinema theatre in Oman’s Sohar

Cinépolis has announced the launch of a new eight-screen movie theatre in Sohar, Oman. This will be the company’s second GCC theatre within Sohar and surrounding areas that will open on Thursday, 23 May 2019.

The company promises to provide movie-goers with top-notch service, food, technology and the latest movies from around the world.

The new cinema will open with a screening of Hollywood’s Aladdin followed by regular screenings of Bollywood and global hits.

Located within the Landmark Group’s Oasis Mall, Sohar, this Cinépolis cinema will feature eight state-of-the-art screens.

Additionally, this new cinema will feature a first-of-its-kind Junior theatre in the country, customised for families. The Junior theatre will include a colourful Jungle Gym, complete with a slide and ball pit, as well as complete bean bag seating. Every screening shown in the Junior Theatre will be split to include a 15-minute intermission to allow children to take a break. Only films rated G or PG will be shown in the Junior Theatre.

The theatre will also feature one Macro screen complete with Dolby Atmos sound that promises to create a memorable audio experience for viewers owing to the high-tech combination of audio speakers located throughout each of the venue’s premium auditoriums. Guests can choose from three seating options – recliner, deluxe or premium.

The Sohar opening comes five months after Cinépolis, Latin America’s cinema exhibitor and the fourth largest in the world, made its debut in the GCC with the launch of its Bahrain movie theatre at the Atrium Mall, Saar.

Founded in Mexico in 1971, Cinépolis’ new Oman location will increase its international reach to 17 countries. Cinépolis plans to open two more cinemas in Oman this year as part of long-term plans to further expand across the region.

Visitors to Cinépolis’ Sohar cinema will be able to choose from a range of treats including buttered popcorn and nachos or opt for a hot drink prepared by in-house baristas at the speciality coffee shop, ‘Coffee Tree’. A full menu of gourmet snack items and concessions is also available to movie-goers, including paninis, sandwiches, crêpes and high-quality coffee drinks.

Commenting on the launch, Ashish Shukla, CEO of Cinépolis Gulf, said: “The launch of the first Cinépolis movie theatre in the Sultanate of Oman is an important part of our ongoing strategy to establish Cinépolis as the number one choice for film fans across the GCC. Movie-lovers in Sohar are invited to discover the very best cinema experience in our brand-new, state-of-the-art theatre that merges fantastic audio and visual technology with wonderful food, comfort and hospitality.”

“Cinépolis is proud to serve the Sohar community and look forward to welcoming film fans and their families to our new premium movie theatre.”