Al Qana announces opening of grand cinema complex in Abu Dhabi

Al Qana, a key dining and entertainment hub in Abu Dhabi being developed by Al Barakah International Investment, has announced the opening of a giant cinema complex in the UAE capital featuring 15 screens including 3 VIP theatres with 1800-seat capacity.

Al Qana, a leading waterfront social dining and entertainment destination in the heart of Abu Dhabi being developed by Al Barakah International Investment, has announced the opening of Cinemacity Al Qana, said to be the largest cinema in the UAE.  
The opening of Cinemacity Al Qana extends the lifestyle offering of the destination, with 15 screens including 3 VIP theatres, 1 Presidential Theatre, and the XXL theatre with the largest screen in Abu Dhabi, said Al Qana in its statement. 
It will set a new standard for cinemas that uniquely blend F&B destinations with high-quality visual entertainment, it stated. 
Al Qana this week hosted a grand opening ceremony of Cinemacity Al Qana with an Avant-premiere of the most-awaited Arabic film “Al Hayba The Movie” in the presence of key officials, developers, director, and film’s stars.
Speaking at the opening, Fouad Mashal, the CEO of Al Barakah International Investment, said: "As the new outdoor season commences, Al Qana is emerging as the new hotspot in Abu Dhabi, offering a unique mix of homegrown and international concepts. Building on the successful launch of The National Aquarium Abu Dhabi, we predict that Cinemacity Al Qana will also delight visitors of all ages as it redefines the modern cinema experience."
Built to last, Cinemacity Al Qana has a capacity of over 1800 seats and will blend cutting-edge technology with an array of culinary options to offer the next generation of entertainment, he stated. 
Hammad Atassi, CEO of Cinemacity Al Qana, said: "We have officially opened doors for Abu Dhabi and UAE residents. They will be delighted to see what’s inside this beautifully designed gigantic building and experience the luxurious facility and service for their entertainment pleasure."
Offering guests a truly immersive and unforgettable cinematic experience, the XXL Theatre is Cinemacity Al Qana’s first custom PLF (Premium Large Format) theatre which features a 26m wide screen with dual high contrast laser projectors, Dolby ATMOS surround sound, he explained.
"Our grand opening with a key Avant-premiere echoes our ambition to bring more exclusive premiers, blockbuster movie debuts, and key events that will entertain our visitors," he added.
Stuart Gissing, General Manager of Al Qana, said: "Cinemacity Al Qana will redefine how people see and use Cinema Complexes and Food Offerings; collectively or independently. With the launch of our cinema, Al Qana is gaining an unparalleled attraction as a world-class destination."
To elevate the typical trip to the movies, Cinemacity Al Qana has created a plethora of decadent culinary concepts so you can relax and dine morning, noon, or night, he added.-TradeArabia News Service