Vox Cinemas Doha Festival City, located in the new Doha Festival City shopping mall, will be the first and flagship cinema for the exhibitor in Qatar. The new location will operate 18 screens and introduce new concepts to the region such as Vox Max, Kids, 4DX, and Theatre by Rhodes. Overall, Vox Cinemas currently operates 284 screens at 29 locations in six countries throughout the Middle East including the UAE, Oman, Lebanon, Bahrain, Egypt, and Qatar.
As we continue our partnership with CJ 4DPlex, we are extremely excited that our robust expansion plans have led us to introduce our world-class cinema experiences to Qatar,” said Cameron Mitchell, chief executive officer at Majid Al Futtaim Cinemas – Vox Cinemas. “Packed with luxury, innovation, state-of-the-art technology, and immersive AV systems that truly place movie lovers at the heart of hotly anticipated blockbusters, we are confident that our new Doha Festival City destination will deliver unmatched cinematic experiences that will continue to transform the movie-going experience in Qatar.”
“We know Qatar is a fast-growing market where customers are demanding bigger and more dynamic experiences, which is why we are so excited to bring 4DX to Doha in partnership with VOX Cinemas,” said Byung-Hwan Choi, CEO of CJ 4DPlex.
As of April 2017, there are more than 46,000 4DX seats operating in 375 theatres in 48 countries.
FIRST 4DX THEATER IN QATAR
Majid Al Futtaim Cinemas – Vox Cinemas in Qatar is opening a CJ 4DPlex auditorium at the new Vox Cinemas Doha Festival City, located in Um Salal Muhammad. It marks the 48th country worldwide and the seventh in the Middle East to bring 4DX to moviegoers.
The new 4DX screen is the result of a long-standing partnership with Vox Cinemas. It follows the recent opening of a 4DX screen at Vox Cinemas Egypt this past March, and earlier openings throughout the Middle East including in the UAE, Oman, and Lebanon. Vox Cinemas first partnered with CJ 4DPlex to bring a 4DX-enabled theatre to Dubai in December 2013 (Vox Cinemas City Centre Deira and City Centre Mirdif) and, with today’s news, the total number of Vox Cinemas to feature 4DX will be 12 theatres across five countries.
The 4DX system already is in use in theaters in China, South Korea, Thailand, Russia, Mexico, Israel and several countries in South America. The first film to be shown in the format was Avatar in 2009 in Seoul, where the company behind the system, CJ Group, is headquartered.
“The programming for the various effects is done in advance by CJ,” noted Ishiguro, who said that Korona World is negotiating with Hollywood and Japanese studios on the next 4DX releases.
Vox Cinemas Opens First 4DX Theatre in Qatar
Fri, 04/28/2017 - 12:30 -- Nick Dager