Cinépolis Cinemas opens the first luxury cinema in Muscat

Cinépolis Cinemas has opened its first luxury offering in the Gulf region located on the third floor in Oman Avenues Mall, Muscat, Oman.

The globally-renowned brand has redefined luxury throughout the Sultanate by introducing four innovative VIP auditoriums with their own dedicated entrance. Movie-goers will have the opportunity to sit back and relax in the luxurious lobby prior to the movie.

Cinépolis Luxury Cinemas offers guests the option of watching their favourite movies from their Recliner leather seats with adjustable tables. Guests who wish to opt for even more comfort and luxury have the option to select Lounger seats, which are even more spacious and offer privacy and exclusivity to their valued customers. Cinépolis’ aim is to make the movie-going experience as unique as possible in a multitude of different ways. The brand has also taken attention to detail to the next level by providing dedicated USB ports for customers who wish to charge their mobile devices while enjoying the latest blockbusters.

The intricate menu selection at Cinépolis Luxury Cinemas boasts a wide array of items ranging from delectable cheesecakes, juicy burgers to the legendary Cinépolis popcorn. Guests will have the opportunity to select their movie snacks directly from the dedicated waiters in the exclusive lobby or simply by selecting the convenient server button from their movie seats.  For the tech-savvy individuals, Cinépolis offers the cinema classics snacks and refreshments on their website and app, allowing customers to order their food while purchasing their tickets in just a few clicks.

Alejandro Aguilera, CEO of Cinépolis Cinemas said “We are extremely proud and overjoyed to be the first to offer this unique experience in Oman as Cinépolis is not only the largest luxury exhibitor globally, but it was also the pioneer of the luxury movie-going concept when it introduced it over 20 years ago” he added “There is nothing quite like cinema for sheer, visceral thrills and we are excited that this experience is now available in the heart of Muscat in Oman Avenues Mall.”

Cinépolis Cinemas multiplex, a few steps from Cinépolis Luxury Cinemas, boasts unique formats such as their award-winning Junior Auditorium featuring a colourful jungle gym, complete with slide and ball pit, as well as fun bean-bag seating.

Another cinematic experience that catapults Cinépolis Cinemas ahead of the competition is the state-of-the-art 4D E-motion experience. The immersive theatre format allows cinema lovers to “live” the movie thanks to motion seats and outstanding special effects such as wind, water, seat vibration, smell and air shots all perfectly synchronized with the action on the screen.

The cinema also boasts one Macro XE auditorium, complete with Dolby Atmos surround sound that creates a powerful audio experience thanks unlike anything imaginable thanks to the high-tech combination of the latest generation of audio speakers located throughout each of the venue’s premium auditoriums. The Deluxe or Premium seat options all enjoy an uninterrupted view of the screen with rocking leather chairs available. The screen is triple the size of an ordinary cinema screen thus adding even more immersion into the cinema experience.

Health and Safety Protocol

As per governmental regulations, all auditoriums are operating at a 50 per cent capacity to ensure ample distancing between seats.

The safety of guests, staff and vendors remains the foremost priority, and Cinépolis Cinemas management has taken several measures to ensure a safe and enjoyable movie-going experience, including:

  • All bookings are available online
  • Ensuring all customers and staff are wearing masks at all times
  • The introduction of social distancing guidelines in all common areas
  • The introduction of a minimum distance program between seats in all auditoriums
  • Minimizing touchpoints throughout the auditoriums
  • Limiting cash transactions (our request to all patrons)
  • Monitoring staff temperatures twice daily
  • Monitoring customer temperature upon entrance to our cinemas
  • Enhancing sanitizing programs
  • Enhancing food preparation safety programs
  • Continuing to closely follow updates from local public health authorities and the World Health Organization

Cinépolis Cinemas in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC)

Cinépolis Cinemas has created a joint venture with the Dubai-based Al Tayer to build and operate cinemas across the GCC region. In the GCC, the international chain opened its first cinema in Bahrain in January 2019, followed by three in Oman of the same year, one in the UAE and two in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

In Saudi Arabia, Al Tayer Group and Cinépolis have partnered with Al Hokair Group, a leading hospitality and entertainment operator in the MENA region, to set up movie theatres in 15 major cities across the country.

To find out more about Cinépolis Cinemas, visit oman.cinepolisgulf.com or download the Cinépolis Gulf app available for Android and iOS.