Online ticketing for cinemas in Qatar kicks off
Cinema companies in Qatar are finally catching up with the rest of the world, and tickets for movies can now be purchased online. Tickets for cinemas at City Center and Villaggio can be purchased on www.Q-tickets.com; while e-ticketing services for movies at The Mall, Royal Plaza and Landmark will be available through the AlCinema app.
AlCinema, in partnership with Qatar Cinemas, will provide e-ticketing solutions for cinema theatres at The Mall, Royal Plaza and Landmark where tickets will be available on a real time basis and can be bought through a mobile app or via the desktop website. There will be self-service kiosks at these theatres that will allow customers to print their own tickets instead of waiting in queues to get them. Though, the e-ticketing service for Qatar Cinemas will only be available in two to three months.
Currently, on QTickets online tickets are available for movies at Villaggio and City Center. Up to five tickets can be booked in one transaction, with no limit to the number of transactions. However, there is a booking fee of QR 5 on each ticket. Movie tickets can be booked up to 30 minutes before show time. Tickets can be purchased using Visa and Master credit cards, and must be collected at Q-tickets counter at theatres after providing a reservation code which was generated during the purchase. The credit card used for the purchase must also be shown for verification in order to collect the tickets. Families can opt to pick seats that are marked under the ‘family’ category. Though once purchased, irrespective of category, no tickets can be cancelled or refunded.
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