There is always something interesting about going to cinemas and enjoying quality time with your loved ones. Also, there is no shortage of having exciting places in Islamabad and Rawalpindi. Starting from the beautiful scenery of Margalla Hills to visiting a few of the excellent restaurants, there are indeed several things to do after having a hectic day.

Cinemas have an important influence on us because the combination of music, popcorns, and the company of your dearest ones can deliver the best movie experience so far.

Read: Top Restaurants in Bahria Town

Luckily, Islamabad and Rawalpindi have state-of-the-art cinemas in the country. Additionally, cinemas also host movie premiers where ordinary people and celebrities meet at the same point.

To make things more convenient, Business World has collected a list of the best cinemas in Islamabad and Rawalpindi. Following is the list:

List of Best Cinemas in Islamabad and Rawalpindi:

Cinepax World Trade Centre:

Cinepax World Trade Centre is also known as Cinepax Giga Mall. It is located on main GT Road, near DHA housing society. Also, it is another best choice for people coming from DHA, Bahria Town, and nearby areas.

Cinepax World Trade Centre

Furthermore, the discount rates in The Cinepax cinema also have amazing discounts for people who have availed of the membership card. Finally, you can get free tickets on your birthday, free popcorn, drinks, and reward points that you can even redeem in the future.

  • Ticket price: The standard movie price is Rs 550
  • Address: 2nd floor, Giga Mall, WTC, GT Road, Sector F, DHA Phase II, Islamabad, Islamabad Capital Territory.
  • Contact: 051 111 246 372

Jacaranda Family Club (JFC) Cinema:

Jacaranda Family Club (JFC) is well-known for its outstanding service and attractive building. It is the perfect place to have a good time with your friends and family.

Jacaranda Family Club (JFC) Cinema

Also, JFC Cineplex is the updated version of Jacaranda Family Club. Both members and non-members can have quality time while watching a good movie. The club has a friendly staff who deals with customers 24/7.

Also, the discount is being offered on a time-to-time basis. The people can avail discounts at a budget-friendly cost.

Recently, he offered a 50% discount on movie tickets in the 12-hour show every weekend. It means you can have fun with family and friends with a limited budget.

  • Ticket price: The standard movie price is Rs 600
  • Address: Club Avenue, Sector E, DHA Phase II Islamabad
  • Contact: 051 2311001

Read: Top Shopping Malls in Lahore

The Centaurus Cineplex:

The Centaurus Mall was the first mall in Islamabad to open its doors while remains a one-of-a-kind recreational spot.

Centaurus Cineplex

The Centaurus Cineplex is situated on the fourth floor of the Centaurus Mall. It comprises five cinemas and the Ambassador Premium Cinema, popular with foreign representatives and celebrities.

The cinemas at the Centaurus Cineplex Islamabad are furnished with the latest Dolby Digital Surround EX sound system, wide screens, and comfortable chairs.

It also presents the ability to show 2D and 3D movies, whereas viewers can enjoy the delicious food available on-site. The Cineplex has approximately over 500 seats. It takes account of the 17 luxury armchairs of the Ambassador cinema.

Similarly, the Centaurus Cineplex brings quality entertainment to the people of the Twin Cities through the premieres of new Hollywood, Bollywood, and Lollywood movies.

  • Ticket price: Standard 2D/3D ticket price = PKR 600.

The ambassador category ticket price is:

  • 2D ticket = PKR 1,250
  • 3D ticket = PKR 1,500
  • Cost of 3D glasses = PKR 200
  • Address: Centaurus Mall, 1 Jinnah Avenue, F-8, Islamabad
  • Contact: 051 111 626 384

Raiha CineGold Plex:

Raiha CineGold Plex cinema in Bahria Town, Islamabad, is a perfect favorite place with the best cafes for Bahria Town and DHA people. Also, the cinema is well-known for its movie premieres. The cinema is also offering membership for its customers.

Raiha Cinegold Plex

For the membership holders: The cinema also proposes membership for its customers. The membership card involves the holder availing benefits, for instance, free tickets, discounts, free snacks, and exclusive ticket booth facilities.

It is the only luxury dine-in movie theatre in Islamabad and a popular option for an amazing and impressive cinematic experience. The cinema compromises a luxurious experience with its sophisticated lobby with grand chandeliers, a multi-cuisine gourmet restaurant, comfortable leather seats, and recliners, along with world-class sound and projection technologies.

Thus, this luxury cinema presents moviegoers with the option to enjoy 2D and 3D movies on its modern screens.

  • Ticket price: Starting from PKR 600

For a member of Raiha CineGold Plex:

  • The standard movie ticket price is Rs 500 for one person.
  • The gold lounge ticket price is Rs 800 for one person.
  • If you are not a member, then the prices are different. For non-members, prices are:
  • The standard movie ticket price is Rs 800 for one person.
  • The gold lounge ticket price is Rs 1000 for one person.
  • The red lounge movie ticket is Rs 800 for one person.
  • Address: Phase 7, Garden city, Bahria Town, Islamabad, Islamabad Capital Territory
  • Contact: 051-5706441

The Arena Islamabad:

The Arena Islamabad is indeed another well-known leisure facility situated in Bahria Town Phase 4. It also delivers the latest technology for its customers and highly predictable movies for the residents of Bahria Town and the twin cities.

The Arena Islamabad

The Arena is a 3D cinema equipped with a contemporary projector and audio system. It has 252 seats, along with two VIP boxes with comfortable recliners for a relaxing experience.

People can have more options like dine-in or shop apart from watching the movie. This cinema also contains a gaming zone for kids and teenagers, a café, an exhibition hall, a shopping area, and more.

Read: Top 11 Most Beautiful Hill Stations in Pakistan

Benefits for members: The Arena proposes to its guests the option of a membership card. The perks of the membership comprise:

  • Free Gift Vouchers
  • Save big on Movie Tickets
  • Discount at Concession Stand
  • Discount on VIP Box
  • Free Ticket Wednesday
  • Exclusive Membership Counter
  • Exclusive Red Carpet & Premiere Passes
  • Earn rewards for watching movies
  • Ticket Price: Starting from PKR 800
  • Location: Phase 4, Bahria Town Islamabad.
  • Contact: 051-5731901-3 (For ticket reservations and information)

Odeon Cinema Rawalpindi:

The Cinemas in Rawalpindi are usually located in major twin cities, where people can reach the nearby theatres. The up-to-date version of the city is the Odeon Cinema. It is located in the center of Rawalpindi Cantt.

Odeon Islamabad

It is located in the center of Rawalpindi. It is nearby to Saddar Metro Station and surrounded within walking distance. Also, Odeon is an up-to-date cinema with top-notch movie technology and exceptional staff.

Presently, the cinema offers 50% movie discounts for members and 30% discounts for non-members. If you want to spend quality time, you must visit this place.

  • Ticket Price: Starting from PKR 600
  • Location: Kohistan Tower, Main Mall Road, Opposite AFIC Hospital, Rawalpindi, Punjab, Pakistan
  • Contact: 051 8437385


To conclude the best cinemas in Islamabad and Rawalpindi, there are several options available for the moviegoers in Islamabad and Rawalpindi. The cinemas range from luxury ones to the cinemas in Malls like Centaurus and Giga Mall, and even Jacaranda Family Club.

Therefore, people in every part of society must enjoy a fascinating movie experience while visiting these above-mentioned top cinemas in Islamabad and Rawalpindi.

Feel free to tell us in the comment box which cinema you like the best in town!