New Capitol Cinemas has a movie house at Masa Square. Masa is located in Gaborone’s new CBD. The square is a vibrant space with lots of restaurants and places to grab an after-work cocktail. We recommend this cinema as the perfect date night place or Mums night out.

The History of New Capitol Cinemas

New Capitol Cinemas is a Botswana brand that opened its first branch in 1970 in Main Mall. It was a small and much-loved space for families. Most of the Mums and Dads in Gabs first big-screen experience was there.


New Capitol Cinemas brings in all international blockbusters to Gaborone. Whether it’s a good old Hollywood romance or a Marvel superhero movie you can watch the films first with New Capitol.

Supporting Local

New Capitol Cinemas supports local talent. They support the 48 Film Project. The winner gets to showcase their short film before a major a Hollywood blockbuster.

New Capitol Cinemas also helps subsidize local film schools by offering on-screen opportunities for students. As well as local productions.

Specials At New Capitol Cinemas Masa

Who doesn’t like a bargain? They have an “I love movies Thursdays Special”. You get two tickets for the price of one for all shows after 1 pm. This is a great thing for that date night.

Exclusive Screenings

New Capitol Cinemas also offers exclusive screenings and pre-screenings. If you’re a company looking for a way to treat your VIPs this could be it.  

Other Locations

Is the Masa branch not convenient? Have a look at the other branches in Acacia, Game City or Riverwalk.

Q What's on this week?

Visit the New Capitol Cinemas website to see what's showing.

Q Are the cinemas open on public holidays?

Yes, they're open 7 days a week and even on public holidays.

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