Novo Cinemas has announced the opening date of a boutique cinema destination in the heart of Doha at Souq Waqif.
Souq Waqif is a unique marketplace in Doha, noted for selling traditional garments, spices, handicrafts, and souvenirs. The Souq dates back over a hundred years and was renovated in 2006 to preserve its traditional Qatari architectural style. A neighborhood gem serving as a reminder to Qatari culture in Doha, the area is a popular destination for local, expats and international tourists alike with multiple dining options.
Opening on the first day of Eid al Fitr 2018, the state-of-the-art five screen cinema set in a historical location, features all the leading entertainment Novo is famous for and will offer four standard theatres and one VIP 7-Star screen.
Ahmed Al Mulla, COO Entertainment, Elan Group said: “The venue will maintain Novo Cinemas’ pioneering standards with the latest in cinema technology. We are very excited to be further expanding our Novo network throughout Qatar to reaffirm our place as regional leaders in providing unparalleled entertainment experiences.”
Debbie Stanford-Kristiansen, Chief Executive Officer, Novo Cinemas commented: “As we continue to expand our presence in the Middle East, we strive to find original locations that are synonymous with Novo Cinemas’ ambition to provide exceptional cinema journeys to our visitors. The traditional and vibrant atmosphere of Souq Waqif provides the perfect venue for a Novo Cinemas boutique entertainment hub which will be an exciting addition to our collection. We pride ourselves on the bespoke designs of our cinemas that fully reflect and embrace the surroundings in their own unique way.
We look forward to developing another aspect of culture in a neighborhood that is already so rich with history.”
The addition of Souq Waqif will increase Novo Cinemas’ footprint in Qatar to five cinemas in the country, including Msheireb Downtown Doha.
Cover image courtesy of Novo Cinemas
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