Volfoni Selected by Grand Cinemas as 3D Technology Partner

Volfoni Selected by Grand Cinemas as 3D Technology Partner


Beirut, Lebanon, 8 August 2017 — Volfoni, the leading European provider of 3D technology, today announced that Volfoni was selected by Grand Cinemas as their 3D technology partner for the provisioning and roll-out of over 40 screens for 3D cinema technology.  Grand Cinemas is the leading provider of quality entertainment throughout Lebanon and the leading cinema chain in Lebanon, Jordan and Kuwait.  Volfoni’s 3D cinema technology will be deployed in a state-of-the-art multiplex to be opened in ABC Mall in Verdun, Lebanon.

Since its inception, the Grand Cinemas brand has been a powerful force in the Levant market and an innovator in the moviegoing experience.  Grand Cinemas has achieved pioneering milestones in the industry, whether it be their use of the latest technology, their distinguished customer service, or their forward thinking in public and media relations, and corporate social responsibility.  With a steady eye on the future of cinema technology, Grand Cinemas was the first in the region to acquire the latest in the industry’s high-tech and luxury products, which has positioned the brand as the top choice among customers.

In line with its strategy of expanding vertically and horizontally in the region, Grand Cinemas counts today over 81 screens, with additional new screens currently under development.

Grand Cinemas will deploy 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 will be for Grand Cinema’s new state-of-the-art multiplex to be opened in ABC MALL in Verdun, Lebanon in August 2017.  The follow-on deployments will be used to upgrade and replace existing 3D cinema products, from a leading competitor, with Volfoni’s higher performance and higher efficiency products.

“We are thrilled to partner with Volfoni for our 3D cinema technology rollout in Lebanon.  Grand Cinemas is an innovator in the market and Volfoni is perfectly positioned to support our growth.  The quality, performance and cost-effectiveness of their products, will allow us to rollout 3D capabilities to more screens,” said Jean Ramia, Managing Director of Selim Ramia & Co. Sal. / Grand Cinemas.  “This will ultimately benefit our audience with brighter 3D projections and deliver on our commitment of ‘Always Entertaining’ our audiences.”

“As an industry leader and pioneer of cinema in the Middle East region, Grand Cinemas has been delivering high quality entertainment to their audiences for many years,” said Araceli Vaello, Sales Director for EMEA & CIS for Volfoni.  “We are very pleased to have been selected by Grand Cinemas for their 3D cinema technology needs.  It is a confirmation of Volfoni’s technological innovation and strong market position in the 3D cinema hardware and services space.”

Volfoni’s 3D cinema business unit has continued its growth momentum in the marketplace across multiple regions with significant projects announced or to-be-announced in different geographies.  This announcement follows Volfoni’s recently announced strategic alliance with Freedeo focused on the important and growing China cinema market.


About Volfoni


Volfoni, based in Paris, is the largest European 3D system company and a global brand with award winning products like the SmartCrystal Diamond for the Cinema Industry and the Edge VR active glasses for the Virtual Reality Industry.


About Grand Cinemas


Introduced into Lebanon in 2007 under the ownership of Selim Ramia, Grand Cinemas has become a statement of quality entertainment throughout Lebanon following a run of unprecedented success in the UAE. Driven by its mission to bring ground-breaking cinema innovations to all corners of the region, and with the desire to engage, excite and enthrall moviegoers everywhere, Grand Cinemas is forever committed to its pledge of ‘Always Entertaining’.  Visit www.grandcinemasme.com


About Selim Ramia & Co


Established in 2007, Selim Ramia & Co. (SR&CO) is a total provider of movie entertainment services offering Levant investors, exhibitors and viewers a new standard in the cinema experience. Thanks to an aggressive growth plan, forward-thinking management and an eye for strategic locations and acquisitions by Selim Ramia, SR&CO is the fastest growing company in movies acquisition and diffusion, not just theatrically but all other multimedia channels such as but not limited to TV & VOD.

SR&CO is a licensee of more than 15 prime independent production houses, who brought to life quality hits, blockbusters and Oscar winning titles by acclaimed directors such as Scorsese, Gibson and several others, in addition to being the No.1 French movies distributor in the region.

SR&CO sees a future of great promise, determined in their mission to grow the regional market, develop business in new territories, and lead the next phase in the evolution of the Middle East film entertainment industry.  Visit www.srndco.com


Media Contact


Volfoni:  Allen Schoonmaker | Volfoni Limited | aschoonmaker@volfoni.com

Grand Cinemas:  Carly Ramia Habis| Group Head of Marketing & Communication | Selim Ramia & Co | carly@srndco.com

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