Bahrain is one of the first countries in the Middle East to build a Cinema! The first cinema called Cinema Awal in Manama opened in 1937 and the first movie ever played in a Bahraini Cinema was called “Wedad” which was an Egyptian movie. Yes Egyptian movies was popular back then in Bahrain.
Then Bapco petroleum company opened the second cinema in Awal in 1940 and it lived untill 1991! The building still there but closed and i guess it should turned to a Museum about Theaters History in Bahrain.
Now you can find a cinema in almost every city in Bahrain. 3 main companies running movie theaters in Bahrain which are Cineco who owns most Theaters, Vox Cinemas which recently opened in the Avenues Mall and they share theaters with Cineco in City Center Bahrain and Novo Cinema with a sole branch in Seef Arad Mall. Oh and the A2 Cinema in Juffair Mall.
Tickets starting from 3 BD (around 8 USD) and reach up to 4 BD for Imax screens and you get a VIP treatment for 6 or 7 BD and sometimes it reach up to 10 BD.
Bahrain Biggest cinema company “Cineco” Movie theaters can be found in:
City Center Mall
Wadi Al Sail Mall
Sar Cinema Complex
Al Jazira Cinema Complex in Muharraq
Awal Cinema (Manama)
Tickets cost 3 BD for normal seats and 6 BD for VIP Seats.
You can get all the information about the movies and timings through www.bahraincinema.com
Bahrain Vox Cinema
You can find Vox Cinema theaters in the Bahrain Avenues Mall which is located near the Bahrain Financial Harbor.. Book your movie tickets through this link https://bhr.voxcinemas.com/showtimes?c=vox-cinemas-the-avenues
Bahrain Novo Cinema
They are popular for their Imax screen, but you have to pay 8 BD to enjoy this screen! You can find Novo Theaters in Seef Mall Arab Branch.
Located in Juffair with ticket prices of 3 BD, 5 BD and 8BD , the theaters in the 2nd floor in Juffair mall and this is their website. The cinema well know for Indian Movies.