The network of self-service machines belonging to Qatar-based international communications company Ooredoo will be dispensing cinema tickets for the Qatar Cinema and Film Distribution Company, following a partnership between the two companies.
“This is an incredible first for Qatar, offering customers flexibility and ease of access when they purchase cinema tickets,” Ali I. H. al-Ishaq, QCFDC’s CEO, said in a statement reported in the Times.
“We’re pleased to announce this major new partnership, which brings even more gift and entertainment options to customers when they use our self-service machines,” Brian Speldewinde, Ooredoo’s assistant director, indirect channels, said in a statement.
The Ooredoo self-service machines dispense cinema tickets as printed redeemable gift vouchers that are valid for three months from the purchase date. The tickets can be used at any QCFDC movie theaters. Customers who miss their selected viewing time can wait for the next showing of the film or reschedule for another day without repaying.
QCFDC owns a range of movie theaters throughout Doha including Landmark Cinema, The Mall and Royal Plaza.