The late Amir of Bahrain, Shaikh Isa Bin Salman Al Khalifa,may God rest his soul in peace, issued a charter to establish the Bahrain Cinema and Film Distribution Company (BC & FDC), with the following founder members:
Late Ali A. Rahman Al Wazan/Late Ali Ben Yousif Fakhro/ Late Ezra Ebrahim Nono/ Late A. Rahman Bin Mohamed Al Khalifa/ Mr. Mohamed Yousif Jalal/ Mr. Ali Ebrahim Abdul AaL/ Mr. Ali Yousif Obaidly/ Mr. Sayed Alawi Sayed Maoosa Al Alawi/ Late A. Rahman A. Ghaffar Al Alawi/ Mr. Jassim Mohamed Fakhro.
Authorized Capital BD 750,000
Issued Capital BD500,000 distributed over 50,000 shares, at a nominal value of BD10.000 per share.
BC & FDC commences operations after acquisition of Awal Cinema, Bahrain Cinema & Al Nasr Cinema from late Abdul Rahman Al Alawi.
Al Zubara Cinema was leased from late Ali Bin Ahmed Al Khalifa.
Opening of Al Hamra Cinema, being the first air-conditioned theater in Bahrain.
Opening new premises of Awal Cinema after demolishing the old one. Taking over Al Zubara Cinema from late Ali Bin Ahmed Al Khalifa.
Opening of Andalus Cinema at Isa Town.
Leasing Awali and Sitra Gate Cinemas from Bapco.
Closing down Al Zubara Cinema.
Leasing Al Jazeera Cinema from the Government.
Increase of issued and paid-up capital to BD750,000 by offering 25,000 shares as rights issue at the rate of BD30.000 per share.
BC & FDC gets compensated with the Central Market Land in lieu of the ex-Bahrain Cinema Land.
Fire breaks down at Andalus Cinema.
BC & FDC changes its name to Bahrain Cinema Company (BCC)
Another fire breaks down at Andalus Cinema.
A major fire breaks down at Awal Cinema.
Converting Al Nasr Cinema into an air-conditioned theatre.
Doubling the issued and paid-up capital to BD1,500,000 through issuance of 100% bonus shares, and splitting the share to BD1.000.
Opening new premises of Awal Cinema and closing Sitra Gate Cinema.
Induction of new management force represented by Dr. Esam Abdulla Fakhro as the Managing Director and Mr. Ahmad A. Rehman Rashed, as the General Manager.
Opening of Bahrain Video and Video Matic outlets.
BCC sells it’s share in Oman Arab Cinema.
Opening of Budaiya Video outlet
Disposal of Andalus Cinema to the Ministry of Information
Reduction of paid-up Capital to 1,259,880 following a write off of 240,120 shares + cash in a barter deal with the Government to surrender Andalus Cinema.
Sale of usufruct right of Al Jazeera Cinema Closing down Awali Cinema
Increase of authorized capital to BD3 million.
Increase of issued and paid-up capital to BD1,385,868 through issuance of 10% bonus shares.
Split of shares to 100 fils per share.
Increase of issued and paid-up capital to BD1,524,455 by issuance of 10% bonus shares.
Opening 2 screens of Delmon Cinema at GOSI Building
Increase of paid-up capital to BD1,722,635 through issuance of 13% Bonus shares.
Opening of Al Seef 6 screens Cineplex at Seef Mall.
Increase of paid–up capital to BD1,998,257 through issuance of 16% bonus shares.
Al Nasr Cinema shuts down permanently after a major fire breaks down.
Al Hamra Cinema shuts down temporarily for repairs caused by fire.
Opening of Al Jazeera 2 Screens Cineplex at Muharraq Island.
Opening of 4 Screens Saar Cineplex at Saar
Re-opening Al Hamra Cinema
Closing of Al Raffain & Awali Video outlets.
Opening of Seef 10 screens Megaplex
Opening of “Rendezvous” open buffet Restaurant in Seef Mall
Closing of Videomatic Video outlet
Closing of Budaiya video
Closing of Bahrain video
Closing of Delmon video
Increasing the paid-up capital to BD2,297,993 by issuance of 15% bonus share
Opening of a new 14 screens Cineplex at the Doha City Center, Qatar
Increase of authorized capital to BD10 million.
Delmon Cinema, at the Gosi Mall shuts down permanently
The signing of a new 20 Screens Cineplex at the Bahrain City Center.
Increase in the paid-up capital to BD2,597,734 by issuance of 2,846,843 rights issue shares at the rate of 500 fils per share.
Increase in the paid-up capital to BD2,942,430 by issuance of 15% bonus share.
Increasing the paid-up Capital to BD3,383,795 by issuance of 15% bonus shares.
Increase in the paid-up Capital to BD3,825,160 by issuance of 4,413,650 rights issue shares at the rate of 600 fils per share.
Closing down of Snooker Centre
Opening of Taka Tak Casual Indian Restaurant in Awal Cinema Complex
The Signing of a 13 Screens Cineplex at the Villagio Mall, Doha, Qatar.
Reduction of number of directors to seven.
The sad demise of the Chairman Ali Bin Yousif Fakhro, may his soul rest in peace
The formation of the BREADTALK joint venture.
Increasing the paid –up capital to BD4,590,192 by issuance of 20% bonus shares.
Sale of Central Market land
The opening of Cineco 13 at the Doha Villagio Mall.
The opening of Cineco 20 at the Bahrain City Centre
Opening of Awal Banquet Hall
Opening of the 3rd branch of Bread Talk at the Bahrain City Center
The Formation of Qatar Bahrain International Cinema W.L.L.
Increase in the paid-up capital to BD5,508,230 by issuance of 20% bonus shares.
The opening of the 2nd branch of Rendezvous in City Center
Company exits from breadtalk by selling it’s shares to the existing shareholders.
Villagio mall in doha shuts down for 115 days as a result of an unfortunate fire incident
Re-opening of Rendezvous restaurant after renovation in Seef
Shifting of Corporate Office to Fakhro Tower, Sanabis
Increase in the paid-up capital to BD 6,609,876 by issuance of 20% bonus shares
Opening of Takatak Restaurant outlet in Dragon Mall in Diyar Al Muharraq
Closing down of Awal Cinema and closing of TakaTak Restaurant in Awal Complex
Opening of 6 screens Cineplex in Wadi Al Sail Mall
Opening of 3 screens Cineplex in Al Khor Mall in the State of Qatar
Opening of 13 screens Cineplex in Gulf Mall in the State of Qatar
Opening of Rendezvous Restaurant in Wadi Al Sail Mall
Opening of Rendezvous Restaurant in Gulf Mall, State of Qatar
The opening of Takatak/Chaat & Chai food outlets in Lulu Hyper Market in Hidd.
Increasing the number of directors from seven to eight by appointing the CEO Mr. Ahmed A. Rashed, as the eighth Director of the Company.
Increase in the paid-up capital to BD8,262,345 by issuance of bonus shares at the rate of 25% of the paid up capital.
Sale of 50% of assets of Cineco 20, City Centre to Majid Al Futtaim Cinemas Bahrain
Closing of Rendezvous Restaurant in Qatar
Opening of 10 Screens Cineplex in Oasis Mall, Juffair
Closing of AL Jazeera Cinema
Bahrain Cinema Company signs an agreement to develop Cineplex in Amwaj Village Mall,Amwaj Islands. CINECO will undertake the development of 5 screens in Amwaj Village Mall