Gulf Film is the Middle East's leading film distributor and exhibitor. Established in 1989, Gulf Film operates the region's largest chain of theatres, Novo Cinemas, today spanning 14 multiplexes across the UAE, Qatar and Jordan, for a total of 115 screens and 22,000 seats. Ongoing expansion will see this number of screens double within the next two years. In 2012, Gulf Film was acquired by ELAN Qatar LLC. With a history of over ten years in the local, regional and international market, ELAN brings the very best in media, events, urban and entertainment services. 100% owned by Qatar Development Bank (QDB) a Qatari Government entity, ELAN is growing from strength to strength and has matured into one of the region's top advertising and media services companies.