The launch of the 1,045-seat cineplex comes as part of the roll-out of the Muvi brand across the kingdom.
Chapman Taylor, a global architect and masterplanner, has announced the opening of an eight-screen Muvi cineplex at Muvi Salaam Mall in Riyadh.
The 3,274 sqm cineplex is located in the suburban Alawali area and it can accommodate 1,045 moviegoers.
Established in 2019 in Riyadh, Muvi Cinemas is the first Saudi-owned cinema chain that offers movie-goers an array of viewing options ranging from Xperience, ScreenX, Dolby Cinema, and Samsung Onyx theatres.
The first cinema opened in August 2019 at The Mall of Arabia, which, at that time, was the largest cinema in Saudi Arabia, said the statement from Chapman Taylor.
Chapman Taylor said the designs for the cutting-edge cinema venues have a theme of urban downtown, with the intention of creating a dynamic, modern and innovative cinema experience. Internal spaces are characterised by an industrial, yet luxurious, material palette, including timber, exposed steelwork, exposed brickwork and an exposed concrete floor. Digital LED screens and dramatic lighting installations complement the city warehouse feel, providing a strong visual identity for the developments.
“Working for, and with, leading industry names, Chapman Taylor has decades of experience in creating state-of-the-art cinema environments which enhance moviegoers’ experience and maximise value and impact for the cinema developers,” remarked Rebecca Farmer, the Design Manager (Dubai).
A specialist in site supervision and project management, Farmer regularly acts both as technical lead and as a skilled liaison between clients and contractors on major construction projects.
She joined Chapman Taylor’s Dubai studio as a Design Manager in 2019, working on-site on many of the group’s cinema projects in Saudi Arabia.