Tuesday, 25 May 2010

Grand Cinemas to screen live World Cup matches

Grand Cinemas has struck a deal with Al Jazeera, the exclusive broadcasters for World Cup games in the GCC, to show the tournament’s matches live on its cinema screens, Arabian Business has learnt.

Andy Fordham, project manager at Grand Cinemas, told Arabian Business that the UAE-based cinema operator plans to sell around 4,800 tickets per match throughout the tournament.

Prices will start at AED35 ($9.52) and will increase as the tournament progresses, with tickets for the final priced at AED100 ($27.22).

Packages for bulk and group bookings will also be available. Tickets are due to go on sale on June 2 and can be booked through the Grand Cinemas website.

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