Muvi Cinema - Mall of Arabia Location City: Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

Sectors:
Leisure
Services:
Architecture
Studios:
Dubai
Client:
Arabian Developments

Certifications:

The first movie theatres for the first Saudi cinema operator.

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Key Info

Includes:
15 screens, including a ScreenX theatre, a Junior Cinema, Luxury Muvi Suites and a bespoke Xperience cinema.
Status:
Opened in 2019

One of the first cinemas in Saudi Arabia

The Chapman Taylor-designed Muvi Cinema at Mall of Arabia opened to moviegoers in Jeddah in August 2019. The 15-screen development, one of the first cinema developments to be completed in Saudi Arabia since cinema laws were liberalised, was the first of a series of Muvi Cinema developments in the country for Arabian Developments.

Diverse cinema formats

The movie venue includes a ScreenX theatre, a Junior Cinema, Luxury Muvi Suites and a bespoke Xperience cinema.

A city warehouse feel

The design for the cutting-edge cinema complex has 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.

Images of classic on-screen icons are portrayed with local cultural touches to establish a series of playful focal points throughout the public spaces. Digital LED screens and dramatic lighting installations complement the city warehouse feel, providing a strong visual identity for the development.

A new venue for a new brand

Chapman Taylor designed and delivered this state-of-the art cinema on behalf of Muvi Cinemas, which is the first Saudi-owned cinema chain. The development was the first of many throughout the country for this new brand.

Chapman Taylor designed and delivered this state-of-the art cinema on behalf of Muvi Cinemas, owned by Arabian Developments.

David Wallace (B.Arch. Dip. Arch, RIBA)

Director, UK

David joined Chapman Taylor’s London studio as a Director in 2015 and leads our work in the leisure and hospitality sectors.

He has over 25 years’ experience working internationally in the cinema sector, as well as the fast-moving Chinese hospitality market.

He has an established track-record and reputation for good design with an ability to deliver projects on time and to budget.

Areas of expertise:

Leisure / Hospitality

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