CANNES, May 20 (KUNA) -- Kuwait National Cinema Company is getting ready to launch eight more movie theaters in Kuwait to be located in The Gate Mall with a total capacity of 1100 seats, said the company director of operations Hisham Al-Ghanim in a statement to KUNA here on Tuesday.
The company will also open a new IMAX movie theater in 2017, he said as he noted that he was in Cannes scouting for new movies to be shown on the company's screens all over Kuwait. Already he signed up for three new movies, Bloom starring Mathew McConaughey, The Woman in Black, a British horror film starring Daniel Radcliffe, and The Tale of Tales starring Salma Hayek. These new movies will be screened in Kuwait in 2015 and 2016, he said.
He further said that the company has allotted special awards to be given to promising young Arab moviemakers in the film festivals of Abu Dhabi and Dubai.
Here at Cannes, eighteen movies are vying for the ultimate Palme D'Or prize for best motion picture with the panel of judges this year being presided by the New Zealander Jean Campion, director of the award-winning movie The Piano which won the Palme D'Or in 1993 and the Academy Award in 1994. (end) hg.ajs