Novo Cinemas

About Novo Cinemas


Novo Cinemas is one of Middle East’s leading operators in immersive movie entertainment experience with an impressive number of facilities in UAE, Qatar and Bahrain. A passion for movies and a mission to entertain film fans everywhere, Novo Cinemas is the most expansive chain of theatres in the Middle East. Since its inception in 2000, Novo Cinemas has witnessed exponential growth to an unparalleled 129 screens and 23,000 seats in 15 locations across the UAE, Qatar and Bahrain. Ongoing expansion plans are set to hike the numbers to over 200 screens by 2016 while the IMAX network will be extended to 6 spectacular screens.

At its inception in the year 2000 Novo Cinema’s flagship multiplex in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, was the cornerstone of an entertainment chain that was about to extend across borders and introduce to the region pioneering technologies such as online booking, e-kiosks and the first cinema-dedicated mobile app, UAE’s first IMAX screen, in addition to the luxurious and revolutionary 7 STAR concept of film exhibition to name a few.

In 2012, Novo Cinemas joined ELAN Group as part of the Gulf Film Group, creating a regional powerhouse in entertainment to provide the latest in film innovation and set worldwide standards in the area and beyond.

Attuned to the evolving social habits and needs of today’s movie-goers, in 2014 the corporate venture re-inaugurated the chain as Novo Cinemas, with an identity that reflected a promise of complete entertainment experience.

In the same year, Novo Cinemas opened doors at World Trade Centre-Abu Dhabi, a strategic location in the capital’s old central market. It also took premium cinema to Qatar, welcoming movie-goers at the luxury island destination of The Pearl-Qatar. The year 2015 witnessed Novo Cinemas’ opening Bahrain’s one and only IMAX theatre in Seef Mall- Muharraq.

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