Havelock One Interiors Signs Contract with Empire Cinemas
KSA, September 2021: After successfully completing projects in Jizan and Al Khobar, the regional interior contractor has been entrusted by the entertainment specialist with bringing more of its cinemas to life.
Lebanese cinema chain Empire Cinemas is on track to fulfil its part in the Vision 2030 of supporting a vibrant and culturally aware society by adding three more destinations to its KSA network of a combined project investment of USD 25M. The three new multiplexes at Othaim Mall – Al Ahssa (8 screens, 714 seats, 2,886sq m), Al Rashid Mega Mall – Madina (10 screens, 744 seats, 3,250sq m) and Othaim Mall Rabwah – Riyadh (10 screens, 1,254 seats, 4,785sq m) are all conceptualised by Empire’s long-standing design partner, DNA Architects & Planners and fitted-out by Havelock One Interiors.
In 2019, Empire Cinemas celebrated its 100th anniversary by entering the Saudi market, following a call by the Development Investment Entertainment Company (DIEC) to establish and advance the cinema sector in Saudi Arabia. The first venue, a 10-screen, 728-seat multiplex at Al Rashed Mall in Jizan marked a milestone for the family business, founded by visionary Georges N. Haddad and now being led by its third generation. Gino Haddad, CEO of Empire Cinemas, said: “It’s our vision to develop our brand portfolio and expand our geographical coverage by propagating our legacy and passion across the region: entertainment.”