One of the leading cinema chains in South-Eastern Europe, Cineplexx, is investing 5 Million Eur to open a new multiplex cinema at Skopje East Gate (SEG).
Cineplexx cinema group has started construction on its second multiplex cinema in Skopje, which is expected to open in the fourth quarter of this year.
The construction ceremony took place on Thursday, July 15th on-site of the new Shopping Center East Gate Mall where Head of Business Development of Cineplexx Group, Lucas Langhammer, and the CEO of Skopje East Gate, Igor Davkov made the official announcement of the project.
Cineplexx is building a high-end multiplex cinema which will consist of approximately 3.000 sqm and more than 1.000 seats in 8 halls. The cinema will be equipped with state-of-the-art cinema projection technology which will showcase national and international movies in a modern and first-class atmosphere.
“As an innovation leader we are committed to providing our visitors with the best cinematic experience and we are very proud to soon be opening our second location in the culturally vibrant city of Skopje.”, said Lucas Langhammer, Head of Business Development of Cineplexx Group.
‘We are very happy to dedicate the one and only cinema space to an anchor, that is a renowned market leader in Southeast Europe. CINEPLEXX will ensure a state-of-the-art unique cinema experience for our visitors. The cinema facility enriches the entertainment offer in East Gate Mall and will contribute to the cultural life in Skopje, especially having in mind that this is the first cinema to open in this part of the city.’CEO of Skopje East Gate, Igor Davkov, added.
Collaboration with BALFIN Group
The first Cineplexx cinema in Skopje was developed in close collaboration with BALFIN Group, which also owns Skopje East Gate Mall.
‘We highly value our successful partnership with BALFIN Group, with whom we have already been cooperating for more than 10 years. We have been welcoming movie fans in Skopje since 2012. During times such as these, when our social lives have been limited, we see how important going to the cinema is. It is a way to spend quality time with friends and family, time for inspiration, education, and fun. We are proud to have such sophisticated partners to enable Skopje’s inhabitants a second cinema to enjoy movies at its best.’, stated Lucas Langhammer.
New Dimension of Comfort for Skopje
Besides the most modern cinema technology, Cineplexx also announced that it is bringing a new dimension of seating comfort to Skopje. The new cinema will provide an exclusive VIP hall with luxurious leather seating for extraordinary comfort and privacy.
‘Our Austrian standards for cinema projection, ambient, and comfort are already well-known in Skopje and we feel it is our obligation to always provide innovation and high service. The visitors of our new cinema in Skopje can expect the best cinematic experience.’ Michael Redtenbacher, Head of Technical Department at Cineplexx.
About Cineplexx International GmbH
The company’s history began in 1951 with the film distribution company Constantin-Film in Austria. Since 1985, the company has been under the management, partnership, and further complete ownership of Austrian entrepreneurs. In the 1970s, there was a nationwide expansion of venues under the name Constantin-Film Kinos.
Cineplexx Kinobetriebe GmbH is a subsidiary of Constantin Film-Holding-GmbH, founded in 1985, with over 60 cinemas in 12 countries: Austria, Croatia, Serbia, Slovenia, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Albania, Kosovo, Greece, Romania, and Italy.
The chain has over 400 halls with more than 70,000 seats. The last expansion step in Austria took place in February 2019 with the purchase of UCI Kinowelt and its associated three locations. In 2019 and 2020, the chain further expanded in the SEE region with five new cinemas in Romania and two in Serbia. The most recent expansion took place in June 2021 with the opening of a new cinema in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina.
With around 1,700 employees, the company generated revenues of more than €150 million in 2019. In 2019, Cineplexx cinemas welcomed nearly 13 million visitors.
For more information on South-Eastern Europe’s leading cinema operator visit www.cineplexx.at