Alawwal supports Kingdom’s special needs community   

Dr. Ammar Bogis, seated, is the founder and chairman of the Al-Eradah Society.
Updated 27 May 2019

Alawwal supports Kingdom’s special needs community   

Alawwal bank has donated SR500,000 ($133,310) to the Al-Eradah Society for Talented Special Needs Individuals. The donation was made as part of the bank’s program of giving back to the communities it serves. 
Alawwal bank’s donation is expected to help the charity achieve a number of its goals. As well as providing job opportunities for those living with special needs, the funds will also help increase awareness of special needs and encourage inclusiveness by expanding the society’s branches across the Kingdom.
Dr. Ammar Bogis, founder and chairman, Al-Eradah Society, said: “Everyone should have the opportunity to follow their dreams, whatever their ability. We just need to do more to give disabled people hope and positive encouragement to achieve their goals. Having Alawwal bank recognize and support our efforts has been essential to extending our support across the Kingdom.”
Alawwal bank has previously provided financial support to help the charity for a range of activities, including the supply of medical equipment, treatment and prosthetics, in addition to supporting projects providing rehabilitation and training services to special needs individuals.
Soren Nikolajsen, managing director of Alawwal bank, said: “We’re delighted to help a cause that empowers people of all abilities to follow their dreams. Dr. Ammar Bogis and the Al-Eradah Society should be an inspiration to us all. We are very proud to help them continue bringing life-changing opportunities to so many Kingdom-wide.”
The Al-Eradah Society for Talented Special Needs Individuals was started in 2014 by Dr. Bogis and founded as an association under the guidance of King Salman in 2016, with the aim of fueling the creativity of talented special needs individuals in the Kingdom. Dr. Bogis suffered from a rare disease that caused him to be born paralyzed and only have control over the movement of his eyes and tongue. Despite this, Dr. Bogis became a journalist, writer and lecturer on determination and awareness of special needs.

muvi Cinemas opens its doors to audiences in Jeddah

Updated 11 August 2019

muvi Cinemas opens its doors to audiences in Jeddah

  • The first audio and visual experience of its kind in the Kingdom

JEDDAH: “muvi Cinemas”, the first nationally owned and operated cinema in Saudi Arabia, opened its doors on Saturday and welcomed its first audiences at Mall of Arabia in Jeddah. 

This Saudi cinema is operated by Next Generation Company and is filled with outstanding Saudi talents. 

Saudi Media Minister Turki bin Abdullah Al-Shabanah inaugurated the first branch of the cinema chain at the Mall of Arabia in Jeddah on August 6, 2019.

The first muvi Cinema in Jeddah accommodates 1,950 guests in 15 screens and offers 21 seats for audiences with special needs. 

Muvi Suites feature luxurious, fully-motorized reclining leather chairs with footrest to sit back and relax. (Supplied photo)

Muvi offers many first-of-its-kind experiences in the Kingdom, including the use of Barco’s high-resolution laser projectors to offer the ultimate visual quality on the largest screen in the Kingdom, as well as the use of the first Dolby Atmos surround system in the Kingdom for the best-in-class audio experience for blockbusters. These technologies can be enjoyed at the Xperience screen, which also offers seats with smartphone chargers and extended legroom.

Another new experience for audiences can be enjoyed at ScreenX, which offers a truly immersive blockbuster experience for those who do not want to just watch a film, as several multi projectors work in tandem to project a realistic panoramic image on the main screen and on the side walls simultaneously, so that audience feel as if they are right the movie.

For those looking for the ultimate luxury cinema experience, Muvi Suites offers a special experience with the best amenities, audio and visual experiences and a private lounge. These suites feature luxurious, fully-motorized reclining leather chairs with footrest to sit back and relax. The most-luxurious suites are designed to ensure uninterrupted viewing pleasure on the large screen. 

Audiences can meet their family and friends at the exclusive private lounge for snacks before the movie starts or have their meals in the comfortable chairs with sliding tables. Muvi Suites accommodates 102 guests in 3 screens.

In ScreenX, several multi projectors work in tandem to project a realistic panoramic image on the main screen and on the side walls simultaneously. (Supplied photo)

Muvi will soon launch the Junior screen, in which children enter a special entertainment room to express their creative ideas and drawings, dive into the safe ball pit and then enter the main screen through a special “slide” to watch their movie. 

Encouraged by Muvi for their innovations, their drawings will be displayed on the big screen before each show. Junior offers comfortable and colorful seating for children, with the possibility of hosting family events.

Muvi Cinemas’ management confirmed an expansion plan to launch 250 new screens across the Kingdom within 24 months to offer unique and exclusive experiences for all guests, and recruit and train more local talents.

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