UAE Eid Bonanza: 'Smurfs 2', 'Chennai Express', 'Despicable Me 2', 'Pacific Rim'

VOX gives you the chance to win trips to Paris or Chennai

This Eid, movie-goers are in for a treat with VOX Cinemas releasing a hit-line up of Hollywood, Bollywood and Arabic movies starting August 8th and into the first week of Eid including: 'Chennai Express', 'Despicable Me 2' in 3D, 'The Smurfs 2' in 3D, 'Pacific Rim' in 3D, 'The Lone Ranger', 'Red 2' and 'El Haramy We El Abiet' plus chances to win all expense-paid trips to Paris or Chennai.

What’s more, this Eid weekend everyone can enjoy a special program of family entertainment at specific VOX Cinemas locations.

On August 8th, the highly anticipated Bollywood flick 'Chennai Express' opens to the crowds with screenings starting from 7:30am – a cinema first for the UAE!  Later that evening at Deira City Centre, VOX Cinemas movie-goers and shoppers will be treated to a special live dance performance by the Shamiak Dance Troupe, performing to the movie soundtrack and choreographed by famed Indian choreographer Shamiak Davar.

Show timings are at 7:20pm and 8:20pm in the VOX Cinemas foyer at Deira City Centre.

On August 9th, kids can meet their favourite animated characters in person with special Meet & Greet opportunities. The loveable Minions from 'Despicable Me 2' will also be making an appearance on August 9th at VOX Cinemas, Mall of the Emirates from 2:00pm-8:00pm, giving families the perfect photo opportunity before catching the much awaited sequel.

Also, everyone’s favourite blue 'Smurfs' will be making a live appearance at VOX Cinemas, Mercato on August 9th from 3:00pm-7:00pm and on August 10th at VOX Cinemas, Mall of the Emirates from 3:00pm-7:00pm.

Finally, in the spirit of giving for Eid – VOX Cinemas is rewarding movie-goers with the chance to win one of two all-expenses paid trips to cultural locations tied into upcoming movies: to Paris, France (as featured in The Smurfs 2) for VOX Rewards members who watch the movie over Eid and to Chennai, India (as featured in Chennai Express) for those who book the movie using VOX Cinemas’ new iPhone or Android apps.

This Eid, customers can purchase limited edition 'Smurfs 2' VOX Cinemas gift cards, making it a memorable gift for families. 

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