The multiplex in Khobar features 18 screens with an Empire Premiere area for VIPs and special events with a private lounge and in-theatre dining.
Empire Cinemas, a Lebanese cinema chain, in partnership with Saudi conglomerate Abdul Rahman Saad Al Rashid & Sons Company, has opened a multiplex in Al Rashid Mall, Khobar. This is Empire Cinemas’ fourth movie theatre complex to open in Saudi Arabia, bringing the chain’s entertainment experience to movie fans across Jeddah, Khobar, Jizan and Abha through 64 screens.
Speaking about the launch, Gino Haddad, CEO of Empires Cinemas said: “We entered the Saudi market in 2020 confident of the uniqueness of our entertainment experience. Still, Saudi moviegoers have exceeded our expectations with their great love for cinema. We’re here to deliver exceptional entertainment and we intend on keeping this promise through our ongoing commitment to innovation and creativity. With 1,237 modern seats, 18 screens suitable for different movie genres, an Empire Premiere area for VIPs and special events with a private lounge and in-theatre dining, the first-ever 4DX concept in the Kingdom’s southern region boasting state-of-the-art laser projection systems, a roaring Dolby Atmos sound system, and a MINIS area for our younger audience with a dedicated play zone and concession area. Al Rashid Mall multiplex is a top-notch facility that reflects the Kingdom’s aspiration to become a world-class capital for entertainment. The Khobar branch counts as one of the best movie theatres in the world with an unmatched viewer experience that provides visitors with an exceptional experience.”
Empire Cinemas’ investments in Saudi Arabia are in line with the Kingdom’s efforts to achieve a pillar objective of Vision 2030 to create a vibrant society, by establishing and promoting world-class culture and entertainment venues. The chain’s success in the Kingdom has driven it to set a nationwide expansion plan that includes the inauguration of 15 premium movie theatres by 2025, bringing the total number of seats under the Empire Cinemas flag to around 20,000 seats. They are also creating job opportunities and contributing to a thriving economy, with the Khobar multiplex alone counting 125 high-trained employees.