Doha: Movie lovers will not have to face long queues for tickets as Ooredoo and Qatar Cinema and Film Distribution Company yesterday announced a partnership agreement to enable cinema goers to purchase tickets via the nationwide network of Ooredoo Self Service Machines (SSMs).
“This is an incredible first for Qatar, offering customers flexibility and ease of access when they purchase tickets, ensuring that they can always enjoy latest films at our state-of-the-art theatres,” said Ali I H Al Ishaq, CEO, Qatar Cinema and Film Distribution Company.
With more than 200 SSMs placed strategically throughout the country, residents can purchase tickets at the airport, Sumra border, drive-through machines on main highways and in popular malls and shopping areas.
“We are pleased to announce this major new partnership, which brings our customers more gift and entertainment options when they use our SSMs. The new option to buy cinema tickets joins the list of activities you can do with our SSM, including topping up, paying bills and browsing the wide range of available vouchers,” said Brian Speldewinde, Assistant Director, Indirect Channels, Ooredoo.
When customers use an SSM to buy cinema tickets, the ticket is printed as a redeemable gift voucher valid for three months from the date of purchase and will be valid in any of the selected Qatar Cinema theatres.
Qatar Cinema and Film Distribution Company owns theatres throughout Doha, including Landmark Cinema, The Mall, Royal Plaza and Gulf/Doha Cinema.
The company, which has been supplying Qatar with latest films for more than 40 years, offers fans the choice of over seven films per theatre, with a range of international, Bollywood and Arabic releases.
Customers purchasing tickets from SSMs can benefit from the printed vouchers’ flexible terms and conditions, including movie timing choice and extended voucher life.
As an added bonus, those who miss their selected film viewing time with the voucher can wait for the next showing or reschedule for another day without repaying. To redeem their tickets, customers need to purchase a cinema voucher via an SSM and present it at the cinema front desk when booking for a preferred seat.
In addition to tickets, customers can also top up Hala accounts, pay bills and purchase vouchers for an incredible range of shopping and dining experiences in Qatar.