With rapid technological advancements, especially with regards to mobile phones and tablets which has changed virtually our traditional ways of seeing films and movies, not so many thinks that cinema investors do still be in the business at this decade.
Cinema business is still very viable in Nigeria. The modern-day cinema has transcended the normal movie/film watching house.
Today, cinemas have become more than film watching houses, it has become an escape haven for the stressed as well as love garden for couples.
At cinema, audience is afforded the opportunity to see life and realities in another man’s head and eyes.
With cinema, we can create realities that are otherwise inaccessible or impossible to grasp alone in our own heads.
In Africa, Nigeria movie industry, Nollywood is the biggest film industry. Every year, blockbusters are released, and these films are first aired in various Nigerian top cinemas.
Sharing a movie with loved ones in a top cinema is worth doing. However not all cinemas in Nigeria provides this pleasurable experience.
Only in a top cinema that an audience can get value for their money. These top cinemas provide audience with unforgettable experience which leaves them wanting to come back for more.
In this post, Nigerian Informer will be dissecting best and top cinema houses in Nigeria as well as their locations.
Top / Best Nigeria Cinemas
Genesis Deluxe Cinemas
Genesis Deluxe Cinemas is regarded as the Nigeria’s best and largest cinema House. The Cinema firm has studio across Nigeria’s major cities.
The cinema company is fondly remembered for being the first cinema house to show a 3D movie in west Africa.
Most Nigerian blockbuster movies are always aired in Genesis cinema. Genesis Deluxe Cinemas has nine (9) outlets across major Nigeria cities, with over five thousand (5000) sitting capacity.
Locations & Addresses of Genesis Deluxe Cinemas
- Genesis Cinema Gateway Mall Abuja, Gateway Mall, Lugbe Abuja.
- Genesis Cinema Asaba, Asaba Mall, Asaba, Delta Sate.
- Genesis Deluxe Cinemas Owerri Mall, 3 Egbu Road Owerri, Owerri.
- Genesis Deluxe Cinema Ceddi Plaza Abuja, 264 Tafawa Balewa Way, Central Business District.
- Genesis Cinema Delta Mall Warri, Address: Effurun Roundabout, Tori, Warri.
- Genesis Cinema Port Harcourt, Address: phase 2, Genesis Center, 39 Tombia St, GRA 500272, Port Harcourt.
- Genesis Cinema Maryland, Maryland Mall Anthony Lagos, Maryland Mall Anthony Lagos, Ikorodu Rd, Anthony, Lagos.
- Genesis Cinema Novare Mall Ajah, Eti-Osa, Sangotedo, Off Lekki- Epe Expressway, Ajah, Lagos.
- Genesis Deluxe Cinema Palms Mall Lekki, Palms Shopping Mall, Lekki – Epe Exp, Maroko, Lagos.
- Genesis Deluxe Cinema,Polo Park Mall Enugu.
Silverbird Cinemas is a subsidiary of Silverbird group and one of Nigerian’s most popular cinema house owned by media mogul, Sen. Ben Bruce.
With a sitting capacity of 9300, Silverbird cinema cements its place as the west Africa largest cinema house.
It is one of top cinemas in Nigeria. The cinema operates in nine locations across five major Nigerian cities and in two west Africa countries.
Location & Addresses of Silverbird Cinemas
- Silverbird Cinemas Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, Silverbird Cinemas, Ibom Tropicana Entertainment Centre, Uyo, Akwa Ibom State.
- Silverbird Cinemas, SEC Abuja, Plot 1161, Memorial Drive, By Musa Yar’adua Center, Central Business District, F.C.T, Abuja.
- Silverbird Cinemas, Jabi Lake Mall Abuja, 1265A Bala Sokoto way, Jabi district, Cadastral zone BO4, Abuja.
- Silverbird Cinemas, Ikeja City Mall, Ikeja City Mall: 174 / 194, Obafemi Awolowo way, Alausa, Ikeja, Lagos State.
- Silverbird Cinemas, Festival Mall, FESTAC, Festival Mall (Golden Tulip Hotel Compound) Amuwo Odofin.
- Silverbird Galleria Lagos, 133 Ahmadu Bello Way, Lagos, Nigeria.
- Silverbird Cinemas, Former Obi Wali Cultural Centre, Diobu, Port Harcourt, Rivers State Nigeria.
Ozone cinema is one of Nigerian’s top cinema house located in Lagos state. Ozone cinema is a place where fun comes alive.
The cinema was opened in 2008 and has 619 sitting capacity. The four-screen cinema is located at E-center Yaba.
Each movie room at Ozone cinema is fitted with acoustics to prevent external noise interfere as well as Dolby surround sound for an improved audio.
The Cinema is managed by Dominos Ltd.
Location & Address of Ozone Cinema
- E-centre, 1-11 commercial Ave., Sabo, Yaba.
Nollywood Cinemas is also another Nigeria top cinema house. At Nollywood Cinemas, top Nigerian films are aired to the delight of the audience.
Location & Address of Nollywood Cinemas
- South West, Ikoyi, Eti Osa, Lagos, Nigeria.
Ground Zero Cinema
Ground Zero Cinema is a multi-entertainment house which has both movie and gaming facilities in the center.
Ground Zero Cinema is one of very few cinemas in Nigeria with 5D facilities which provides surreal but seemingly real-life experience.
Location & Address of Ground Zero Cinema
- 87, Cemetry Street, Ebute-Metta, Lagos.
Nu Metro Cinema & Media Store
Nu Metro Cinema and Media Store is not yet a big name in cinema industry, yet their services are top notch. The Cinema is new in the business and is fast rising in the industry.
Location & Address of Nu Metro Cinema & Media Store
- 264, Tafawa Balewa Way, Ceddi Plaza, Church Gate Tower, Central, Abuja, Nigeria.
5D Cinema 9Ja
5D Cinema 9Ja is one of very few cinema houses that operates 5D facilities in Nigeria. At 5D Cinema 9Ja, audience experience cinema like never.
The 5D Cinema combines 3D physical and environmental effects for an ultimate theater experience.It put audience in the middle of the action and change their whole cinema life experience.
Location & Address of 5D Cinema 9ja
- 5D cinema is in G.R.A Phase 2, Port Harcourt, Rivers, Nigeria.
Filmhouse IMAX is a Nigerian top cinema. At Filmhouse IMAX audience get value for their money and spend quality time with loved ones.
The Cinema boost of largest screen among Nigerian cinema Houses. Filmhouse IMAX operates in ten locations across major Nigeria cities.
Location & Addresses of Filmhouse IMAX
- Filmhouse Cinemas Benin, located at Precious Palm Royal Benin City.
- Filmhouse Cinemas Kano, located at Ado Bayero Mall, Zoo Road, Kano State.
- Filmhouse Cinemas Port Harcourt Mall, located at Port Harcourt Mall (Spar) 1 Azikiwe Road Port Harcourt.
- Filmhouse Cinema Ventura Mall, Samonda, Ibadan, located Ventura Mall, along sango UI road, Samonda, Ibadan.
- Filmhouse Cinemas Heritage Mall, Dugbe, Ibadan located Heritage Mall, Cocoa road, Dugbe, Ibadan.
- Filmhouse Cinemas Akure located Igbatoro road, by Oda roundabout, Akure.
- Filmhouse IMAX Cinema Lekki located at The Rock Drive Off Bisola Durosinmi Etti Drive Lekki Phase 1.
- Filmhouse Cinemas Leisure Mall, Surulere located at Leisure Mall, Adeniran Ogunsanya Sreet, Surulere, Lagos.
Viva Cinemas offers an unforgettable cinema experience everyone can enjoy. viva cinemas operates at four major Nigerian cities with its facilities situated at world class shopping malls at each locations.
Viva cinema,apart from release of blockbusters, Viva cinema also offers corporate and private group bookings,alternative contents such as theatre,the performing arts and other live events. Experience at Viva cinema is unforgettable.
Viva Cinema is the first exhibitor in Nigeria to utilize the Sony 4k cinema projectors which offers the only 4k projection solution that delights audiences to incredible clarity in 2D and silky smooth,lifelike 3D pictures.
Locations & Addresses of Viva Cinemas
- Viva cinema Ibadan,the palms shopping mall, ring road,Ibadan, Oyo State.
- Viva cinema Ilorin, the palms shopping mall,fate road Ilorin,Kwara State.
- Viva cinema Ota,the palms mall Ota.
- Viva cinema Enugu,the palms polo park mall ,Enugu.
- Viva cinema Ikeja,Jara mall,Simbiat Abiola way Ikeja.
With all these world class cinemas in Nigeria, holidays, leisure times and free times should be well spent and enjoyed while visiting any of these top-notch cinemas.