New Capitol Cinemas

New Capitol Cinemas is a cinema chain in Botswana.

New Capitol Cinemas opened Botwana's first cineplex in 2002, as a four-screen cinema complex in the Riverwalk Shopping Mall in Gaborone East.[1] In the same year, New Capitol Cinemas also opened a nine-screen cineplex at the Game Shopping Mall in Gaborone West.[2] One of the consortium members was Rizwan K. Desai, son of Abdul Kadir Desai, the businessman who had earlier owned the Capitol Cinema in the Mall.[1]

In 2017 another New Capitol Cinemas was announced, at the Acacia Mall in Phakalane.[3] A Platinum Lounge, delivering restaurant food to cinema-goers, was opened there in 2019.[4]


  1. Wayne Levy (2003). Print and Electronic Media for Aspiring Journalists. Lightbooks. p. 222. ISBN 978-99912-71-30-9.
  2. Parsons, Neil (2014). "False Dawns over the Kalahari? Botswana Film Production in Historical Perspective". In Nwachukwu Frank Ukadike (ed.). Critical Approaches to African Cinema Discourse. Lexington Books. p. 148. ISBN 978-0-7391-8094-5.
  3. Pauline Dikuelo, New mall opens in Phakalane, Mmegi Online, 29 August 2017.
  4. Ame Motimane, New Capitol Cinemas launches Platinum Lounge, Mmegi Online, 18 April 2019.
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