New 13-screen Muvi Cinema opens to film lovers at Nakheel Mall in Riyadh

The latest Chapman Taylor-designed Muvi Cinemas development has opened to moviegoers in the Saudi capital, Riyadh, at Nakheel Mall.

The 13-screen multiplex includes the immersive Screen X and Muvi Xperience formats as well as Dolby Cinema, Samsung Onyx, VIP Suites and regular cinemas. The venue can accommodate up to 1,700 moviegoers, showing the best regional, Hollywood, and Bollywood films.

Our 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.

This new location is part of an ongoing roll-out of cinemas by the first ever Saudi-owned cinema brand. Muvi Cinemas’ plan is to have 20 cinemas opened across the country by early 2021.

The project was delivered under the guidance of Dubai studio Senior Interior Designer Anthony Abouzeid, who has considerable experience in the successful delivery of technically complex cinema developments, among several other types of project across a range of sectors.

Chapman Taylor’s understanding of what adds value to the customer experience is essential in creating high-quality, efficient and exciting environments for people to enjoy. We strive to design the best cinematic experience available, combining state-of-the-art technology with simplified functionality to create maximum value for both clients and moviegoers.

Anthony Abouzeid (BA (Hons) MA)

Senior Design Manager, Dubai

Anthony joined Chapman Taylor in 2016 as a Senior Interior Architect and is based in our Dubai studio, specialising in cinema design and residential projects. In 2021, Anthony was promoted to Senior Design Manager.

Anthony has also designed and delivered numerous private high-end residential, F&B, commercial and office projects in Lebanon.

Recently, he has been focused on cinemas, delivering 16 multiplexes to date. He has also delivered the then-largest cinema in the UAE, Reel Cinemas at The Dubai Mall. He is currently working on the design and roll-out of Muvi Cinemas locations across Saudi Arabia.

Areas of expertise:

Leisure / Residential / Cinemas / Interior design

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