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Jake Gyllenhaal in a scene from the Michael Bay-directed thriller ‘Ambulance’ which opens at Nu Metro Cinemas on Friday 25 March. Image: Supplied/ Universal Pictures

Nu Metro Boardwalk reopens renovated cine complex with ‘Ambulance’

Nu Metro Cinemas has confirmed its renovated cinema complex at Boardwalk Mall in Gqeberha will be reopening this week. 

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Jake Gyllenhaal in a scene from the Michael Bay-directed thriller ‘Ambulance’ which opens at Nu Metro Cinemas on Friday 25 March. Image: Supplied/ Universal Pictures

The Nelson Mandela Bay relaunch at the Boardwalk Mall on Thursday 24 March includes four regular 2D and 3D cinemas, as well the introduction of Nu Metro’s luxurious VIP cinema experience.

After initially being shut down by COVID-19 regulations since 2020 and then our temporary closure to allow for extensive renovations as part of the Boardwalk’s overall redevelopment, we are now very excited to relaunch our cinemas in Gqeberha – featuring the latest in Nu Metro cinema design, enhanced convenience, VIP luxury and the hottest new movies from around the world shown with the best in Big Screen and Dolby Digital audio technology.”

Nu Metro Cinemas: marketing & content executive Chantelle Burrows.

Movies showing at Nu Metro Boardwalk

Some of the movies re-opening the five screens at Nu Metro Boardwalk on Thursday, include:

  • The No 1 box office hit The Batman,
  • The Contractor,
  • Jackass Forever,
  • The teenage movie Fireheart,
  • and Disney-Pixar’s new animated adventure for the whole family, Turning Red.

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The brand new release on Friday 25 March will be the action-packed thriller from director-producer Michael Bay, Ambulance

More about the action-thriller ‘Ambulance’

In this breakneck thriller featuring a top cast, decorated veteran Will Sharp (Emmy winner Yahya Abdul-Mateen II: Candyman, The Matrix Resurrections), desperate for money to cover his wife’s medical bills, asks for help from the one person he knows he shouldn’t — his adoptive brother Danny (Oscar nominee Jake Gyllenhaal: Zodiac, Spider-Man: Far From Home).

A charismatic career criminal, Danny instead offers him a score: The biggest bank heist in Los Angeles history.

With his wife’s survival on the line, Will can’t say no. But when their getaway goes spectacularly wrong, the desperate brothers hijack an ambulance with a wounded cop clinging to life and ace EMT Cam Thompson (Eiza González: Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw, Baby Driver) onboard.

Will and Danny must evade a massive, city-wide law enforcement response, keep their hostages alive, and somehow try not to kill each other, all while executing the most insane escape LA has ever seen.

Watch the ‘Ambulance’ trailer

New in Nelson Mandela Bay: The Nu Metro VIP experience

Nu Metro’s VIP cinemas feature fully reclining leather seats and an in-cinema restaurant for a superior movie experience. The à la carte restaurant menu is prepared in Nu Metro’s own kitchen by its executive VIP chef.

Moviegoers can order their meals and drinks to be served in the VIP lounge or delivered at the time of their convenience in-cinema while relaxing in the comfort of the signature VIP seats.  The licensed VIP bar will be introduced at the cinema complex in the near future. 

Special event packages are also available for corporate and private functions – including special movie screenings, VIP catering, lounge venue hire and expert management for tailor-made events.   

“Boardwalk Mall is delighted to see Nu Metro return to the fold, it is back and it is better. Their exceptional movie entertainment offering adds the finishing touch to all the great tenants we look forward to welcoming,” said recently appointed general manager of Boardwalk Mall Solomzi Nqwni.

Where to book

The public can book movie tickets for Nu Metro Boardwalk online at or call 0861 246 362.

Members of Nu Metro’s loyalty reward partners – Absa Rewards, Momentum Multiply, Nedbank and Sanlam Reality – receive up to 60% off movie ticket and snack prices every day of the year.