AMC Cinema Souq, Jeddah

AMC brings 9-screen luxury cinema to Jeddah

AMC Cinemas, in yet another move to develop the moviegoing experience in Saudi Arabia, has opened its ninth location in the Kingdom at Jeddah’s Stars Avenue shopping mall. It is a first for AMC Cinemas in the Kingdom’s west coast city and will offer moviegoers the same luxurious standards they have come to expect and enjoy from AMC Cinemas elsewhere. The AMC Stars Avenue 9 cinema offers 755 seats across nine auditoriums, including eight luxury screens equipped with 4K Barco Laser projectors, surround sound, and luxe recliner and plush rocker…

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Empire Cinemas celebrates a wonderful opening night in Jeddah

JEDDAH: Empire Cinemas, the Middle East’s first home-grown cinema brand, has opened its third venue in Saudi Arabia. The launch of the 18-screen multiplex, at Al-Andalus Mall in Jeddah, was marked by a special screening of the superhero sequel “Wonder Woman 1984. The venue includes a number of innovations, including the region’s first example of CinemaNext’s Sphera premium-cinema concept. The 142-seat auditorium is fitted with state-of-the-art audiovisual technology, including Flexound Augmented Audio. Other screens offer offers Dolby Atmos technology, and two of Empire Cinemas’ signature concepts: Minis, which includes a…

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For sale sign on restaurant. Photo from Gulf News

Global pandemic: UAE’s restaurants start to close down

Dubai: Restaurant businesses in the UAE are starting to put up ‘For Sale’ signs, with their owners realizing there is no escape from the destruction set off by the COVID-19 pandemic. Licenses and even the equipment and furniture are being offered at steep discounts in hopes that someone out there will buy them. “It’s a situation where for many if they try to open, it would mean more cash bleeding and which they will never recover,” said an industry source. “Only government-owned locations have been given rent deferrals or rent-free…

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