Established in 1967 in the Kingdom of Bahrain, Bahrain Cinema Company, known as Cineco, owns and manages a wide range of cinema theaters, multiplexes and megaplexes in the GCC region. The Company presently operates 24 screens in Bahrain and 14 screens in Qatar. With the plans and strategies that it has in place, Cineco is expected to manage a total of 71 screens in the near future.
One of the major projects that the Company is presently undertaking is a 20-screen megaplex project in Bahrain’s city center, which is widely described as ‘the biggest cinema multiplex in the Middle East’. It will occupy an area of 8,000 sq.mtrs. and will have a seating capacity of approximately 4,200 seats.
Business Trading Company established a strategic alliance with Cineco with a 50% stake to assist in realizing its vision of combining best-in-class entertainment, leisure and shopping experiences for Qatar’s retail audience.
One of the mega projects that it has undertaken since then is the establishment of a QR 36 million Cinema Megaplex in Villaggio Mall which has 13 screens and an IMAX theatre. The IMAX is the first ever in the state of Qatar, built to international standards with cutting edge entertainment technology.
The Cinema Megaplex at Villaggio Mall is the second biggest project that the Company has undertaken in Qatar, after the success of the Cineplex in Doha.