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Cinema of Kuwait

Cinema of Kuwait
Number of screens 61 (2010)[1]
 • Per capita 2.3 per 100,000 (2010)[1]
Number of admissions (2008)[2]
Total 2,200,000
Gross Box Office (2008)[2]
Total $19.8 million

The Cinema of Kuwait is run by 'Cinescape' and the company has cinemas in over 10 malls, with the largest being in 360 Mall and Avenues Mall. Kuwaiti cinema includes many movies from around the world, typically released a few weeks after their initial release in the US. The first Kuwaiti feature-film, Bas ya Bahar, was released in 1972.[3]

History of Cinema

The company known as Cinescape, started in 1956, has exclusive rights to show movies in cinemas in Kuwait. Grand Cinemas is a cinema that is not run by Cinescape and is located in the new Al Hamra Tower in Kuwait City.

Films shot in Kuwait

Kuwaiti directors

  • Khalid Al Siddiq
  • Mohamed Al-Sanousi
  • Zeyad Al-Husaini
  • Abdullah Boushahri
  • Walid Al-Awadi
  • Meqdad Al-Kout
  • Tareq Al-Zamel
  • Abdullah Al-Wazzan

See also


  1. ^ a b "Table 8: Cinema Infrastructure - Capacity". UNESCO Institute for Statistics. Retrieved 5 November 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Table 11: Exhibition - Admissions & Gross Box Office (GBO)". UNESCO Institute for Statistics. Retrieved 5 November 2013. 
  3. ^ "History of Cinema in Kuwait". filmbirth. Retrieved 2011-12-02. 

External links

  • Cinema listings for all latest movies running in Kuwait
  • Brief overview of Kuwaiti cinema
  • IMDB entry for Kuwait
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