Ministry Launches Open-air Cinema Programme at Public Parks

Doha, The Ministry of Municipality and Environment has launched the “open-air cinema programme in the parks (HawaScene) as the first of its kind initiative.

Speaking at the opening ceremony of the progarmme, Mohammed Ali Al Khouri, Director of Public Parks Department at the Ministry of Municipality and Environment said the cinema program posts new and distinctive initiative for public parks in the country, pointing to the existence of this experience in many countries of the world, was transferred to the parks in Qatar in an effort to keep up with the latest global developments in this field.

He added that there will be a children’s cinema for viewing awareness films, referring in this regard to the cooperation between the Ministry and the Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development to broadcast some films that foster the Arabic language , noting that a trial run of the HawaScene programme, which is expected to run until March, 2017, will be launched at the Dahl Al Hamad Park and in the event of success, the progamme will be held at the rest of the State’s public parks.

The programme includes, screening of animation films at the public parks from 7pm to 9pm on Thursday and Friday of each week, in order to activate the role of the public parks and provide some entertainment and enjoyment by spending best times over the weekend.

Source: Qatar News Agency