Grand Cinemas – Whats Going On?

I still haven’t had a chance to go but when I was trying to go it was a lot harder then I expected. I was told their website was online, and I went to it but the booking system wouldn’t work all week long. I called a few friends and I was given the direct number to them which we called yet no one picked up. I wanted to experience their VIP seating and watch SKYFALL again.

The only option we had was to go over there, and when we did on Friday around 1 pm and it was packed, I mean a lot of people in Al Hamra Mall. By the time we got to the counter turns out that all of VIP was sold out for all of Friday and Saturday which is insane. I felt that I wasted my time driving over there to get tickets. I know that Grand Cinemas is new but they are not a new type of company, and the people running it are experienced, and they even delayed the launch a few months so I would have expected them to get their act together if they were delaying it. But come on, the phones don’t work and online doesn’t work, that’s just disappointing. I know that I still want to go but the hassle of going is annoying.

A guy who is just trying to enjoy life!


  1. Trust me you are not missing out on anything! The VIP service SUCKS! don’t get the 10KD ticket because you won’t be getting any benefit! the VIP ticket price is 6KD and the additional 4KD is for their refreshment while waiting at the their lounge ! which only serves wines & some salmon snacks! & their in movie snack service is also terrible! waited till halfway in the movie to get my order!

    Save your money and get the regular tickets !

  2. NS

    I really think that they will not be able to beat Cinescape. Cinescape understands the poeple here better. Plus, they do put a hell of an effort to stay on top of their game even before they had a competitor! This + the fact that they are locals – not foreigners investing here – makes me too loyal of a customer..

  3. @G-Funk – I heard there were a few hiccups when they started but not that bad! Halfway through the movie! Now that isn’t good at all!

    @NS – Cinescape has an excellent cinema but their refreshment stand is terrible! They need major improvements, and their popcorn isn’t even better then the microwaveable kind! They only started getting into shape a few years ago when they heard competition was coming to town. Let’s hope they work hard to stay on top, because it was easy to stay on top when their isn’t any competition.

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