Reel Cinemas Launches First Dine-In Cinema at Jebel Ali Recreation Club

Reel Cinemas – the dynamic cinema brand under Emaar Entertainment, has teamed up with international superstar chef Guy Fieri to launch the first stand-alone Dine-In Cinema featuring his highly acclaimed American Kitchen concept at Jebel Ali Recreation Club.

Truly unique, Guy Fieri’s Kitchen & Bar and Dine-in Cinema by Reel Cinemas at Jebel Ali Recreation Club features 4 screens with a seating capacity of over 140 seats, and redefines the cinematic experience in the region. Restaurant-prepared meals from Guy Fieri’s American Kitchen will be delivered to the tables of cine-goers, as they unwind and enjoy blockbusters with Dolby Atmos and Barco Flagship Laser projection that assure exceptional audio-visual quality.

The Guy Fieri cuisine will also be available at two other locations of Reel Cinemas in the near future – The Dubai Mall and The Pointe in The Palm Jumeirah.

Combined, the theaters will have 14 dine-in screens, with session tickets covering not just the film but also a sumptuous meal comprising of an appetiser and main course. The Guy Fieri cuisine adds an extra flair of excitement to cinema outings, with the focus being on the food. For a change, none of the Dine-In Cinemas will serve popcorn.

The Guy Fieri menu will reflect his signature style, taking inspiration from his most renowned dishes, such as his signature Mac & Cheese Burger, Trash Can Nachos, New York marbled Cheesecake and more.


Damien Latham, Chief Executive Officer, Emaar Entertainment, the operator of Reel Cinemas, said: “Reel Cinemas is setting new benchmarks in providing moviegoers with unprecedented entertainment experiences. We are diversifying our portfolio to surpass the existing cinematic choices, even beyond what is on offer in international markets. The new concept delivers more than just a big screen; comfort, entertainment and a unique F&B offering are at the heart of what we deliver at Reel Cinemas. Guy Fieri represents the latest in strategic partnerships that underlines our commitment to pioneering innovative trends for the cinema industry in the Arab world.”

This is the first partnership in the Middle East by Emmy Award-winning chef, restaurateur, TV personality and New York Times bestselling author, Guy Fieri. With 45 restaurants located across the United States and Mexico, and forthcoming restaurants in South Africa, this marks the next step in Fieri’s international expansion.

“We are bringing the best of my American restaurants to Reel Cinema’s best-in-class theatres, the concepts that we are building are truly a first of their kind venture for both of us. I know how to give guests a real-deal food experience and I know that Reel Cinemas has the expertise to apply it to the theatre space – so it’s a great partnership. We’ve been working hard on this, with my team coming back and forth from the US regularly and we’ll be on site to make sure that these restaurants are impeccable from day-one, giving guests an all-round good time in this first-for-the-region experience – people are going to dig it!” said Guy Fieri, Restaurateur.

Reel Cinemas has already set a new standard for cinema experience in the region with its flagship megaplex at The Dubai Mall having re-launched following a dramatic transformation. The all-new cinema reflects the forward-thinking nature of Reel Cinemas, redefining the customer journey as the first cinema to have a digitally focused pre-cinema experience, as well as Dolby Atmos and Barco Laser projection in every theatre for a truly immersive experience.

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Source: Reel Cinemas

Reel Cinemas Signs Al Ghurair Centre

Al Ghurair Centre – Middle East’s first shopping centre and Dubai’s oldest mall, has signed an agreement with Emaar Entertainment, to operate a new 18-screen Reel Cinemas megaplex.

Spread across 75,000 sqft, the cinema will be housed in a dedicated wing, set across two floors, with a link bridge to the mall. The new project will result in a total of 1,800 seats across 18 screens, offering Platinum Movie Suites, Dine-In Cinema and Dolby Cinemas.

The cinema is set to open its doors to the public in the fourth quarter of 2018 and is part of Al Ghurair Centre’s revitalisation plan.

Sultan Al Ghurair, CEO of Al Ghurair Properties said: “We are excited to announce the recent signing that confirms our partnership with Emaar Entertainment. This announcement marks the first of several key strategies and developments for the forward-thinking and community driven vision for Al Ghurair Centre and as such, represents the first step in our new revitalisation strategy.”

Damien Latham, CEO of Emaar Entertainment, added: “The agreement to operate Reel Cinemas at this premier mall underpins the distinctive value that we bring to movie-goers and to the shopping malls where we are located.”

Al Ghurair Centre has been renovating its offerings extensively in the last few years. In 2013, it announced plans to invest Dhs2bn to almost double its retail space with an addition of up to 130 new stores. The next year, it revealed plans to invest an additional Dhs60m for further renovations to the mall.

Motivate Val Morgan is the official cinema advertising partner of Reel Cinemas, offering on-screen and off-screen cinema advertising opportunities at The Dubai Mall and Dubai Marina Mall – and soon to have Jebel Ali Club as part of our cinema circuit.



Sources: Arabian Business and Gulf Business