The cinema chain is also planning to open around 50 theatres in the next three to four years in Saudi Arabia.
AMC Cinemas has launched its second cinema in Panorama Mall in Saudi’s capital city Riyadh. The 10-screen, 800-seat theater has started selling tickets to the public, with screenings of films to begin from today.
The first AMC Cinemas was opened in the King Abdullah Financial District, which also became the first cinema to officially open in the country on April 18 last year.
AMC’s facilities are luxurious with a price tag of $25 for a standard ticket. However, all the seats at AMC fully recline, have moveable armrests, and even feature a small table for viewers to put their food on.
During the opening ceremony, guests were offered a tour of the cinema’s facilities and a screening of some of the latest films in cinemas, such as Dark Water, Jumanji: The Next Level, and Ford v Ferrari.
Declaring the cinema to be officially open, Adom Aron, CEO of AMC, revealed AMC’s plans in the Kingdom. “We now have two theaters open in Riyadh, but we expect to open between eight and ten theatres by June, between 12 and 20 theatres next year, and 50 theatres in the next three, four years, and we expect to be the biggest and most luxurious cinema operator in Saudi Arabia,” he said.
AMC Marketing Manager Mishal Alsowayan added: “We’re very happy to open AMC Panorama, and we’re looking forward to opening more and more locations soon.”