FLiK Cinemas Selects Destiny Seating and Volfoni to Equip
New Platinum-Class Multiplexes
Paris, France, 17 October 2017— Volfoni Limited, the leading European provider of 3D technology, today announced that FLiK Cinemas has selected Destiny Seating and Volfoni to equip their new Platinum-Class multiplexes. Volfoni partnered with Destiny Seating to supply FLiK Cinemas with their 3D hardware systems. FLiK Cinemas has recently completed the first Platinum-class and Gold-class multiplex in the GCC region, fulfilling their vision of a new VIP concept for cinema entertainment.
FLiK Cinemas, part of the Al Mana Group of Companies, was founded to provide a 5-star VIP concept for cinema services across Qatar and the Middle East region. The Company is headquartered in Doha, Qatar and its first Cinema was opened in Lagoona Mall in Doha in February 2017. Future theatres will open in Mirqab Mall in October 2017 and in Doha Mall in the coming months. Their latest multiplex in Mirqab Mall will also feature 3D screens fitted by Volfoni 3D hardware systems, due to FLiK’s successful results in their first multiplex at Lagoona Mall. FLiK Cinema’s ground-breaking theater concept in the Lagoona Mall features three Gold-class theaters and one Platinum-class theater.
Destiny Seating is a leading supplier and manufacturer of seats to the entertainment and corporate end-user markets. FLiK Cinemas selected Destiny Seating as their system integrator for the provisioning and deployment of their Gold and Platinum-class theaters. Destiny seating has deployed their latest seating solutions in FLIK’s Platinum-class and Gold-class multiplex. Destiny Seating partnered with Volfoni for all FLiK Cinema’s 3D hardware system requirements.
FLiK Cinemas has deployed a combination of Volfoni’s 3D cinema technology products, including the highly efficient SmartCrystal™ Cinema NEO series and the award-winning SmartCrystal™ Diamond series. The initial deployment was for their new premium multiplex in Lagoona Mall in Doha, Qatar. As a follow-on deployment, FLiK Cinemas is currently completing their second premium multiplex in Mirqab Mall in Doha, which will also feature Volfoni’s 3D cinema technology products.
“As the first Platinum and Gold Class multiplex in the GCC region, one of our top priorities was to deliver to our customers the finest and sharpest 3D images possible, as was originally conceived by the films’ creators. With Volfoni’s 3D hardware equipment, we are pleased to have successfully achieved this priority,” said Andrew Marambos, CEO of FLiK Cinemas.
“Destiny Seating partnered with Volfoni for FLiK Cinemas’ 3D hardware requirements with great pleasure,” said Rudi Patoir, CEO of Destiny Seating. “Our partnership with Volfoni has just recently started, and we have thoroughly enjoyed the collaboration. We can say without exaggeration that their 3D know-how and their flexibility was key for us as a system integrator to provide top-class service to FLiK Cinemas.”
“By providing pioneering companies such as FLIK Cinemas and Destiny Seating with our SmartCrystal Cinema 3D technology, we are cementing our growth in Qatar and in the important Middle East market,” said Alain Chamaillard, Managing Director of Volfoni EMEA & CIS. “We see a continued rise in the ‘premium’ cinema experience, across the multiple regions that we serve. Volfoni is thrilled to support FLiK Cinemas in their pioneering vision of a Platinum-class experience.”
Volfoni, based in Paris, is the largest European 3D system company and a global brand with award winning products such as the SmartCrystal™ Diamond for the cinema industry and the Edge VR™ Active Glasses for the virtual reality industry. Visit www.volfoni.com
About FLiK Cinemas
FLiK Cinemas, based in Doha, Qatar, is part of the Al Mana Group of Companies, and was founded to provide this new VIP concept for cinema services across Qatar and the Middle East region. FLiK Cinema strives to deliver an unprecedented cinematic experience in opulent surroundings, where modern technology meets the classic art of film-making. Visit www.flikcinemas.com .
About Destiny Seating
Destiny Seating, based in Johannesburg, South Africa, is the leading supplier and manufacturer of seats to the entertainment and corporate end-user markets. As a global exporter, three quarters of Destiny Seating’s current production is destined to their European, Middle Eastern, and African export cinema markets. Visit www.destinyseating.com .
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