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New Capitol Cinemas has a branch at Riverwalk Mall. Riverwalk is in the eastern part of Gaborone. It’s a lovely, open and airy shopping mall. It has all the usual franchise shops and some great restaurants. This a great place to go to movies as a family. Why not grab an ice-cream from Milky Lane on your way 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.


Who doesn’t like a bargain? Here are two ways you can watch the latest films a little cheaper.

You can enjoy all the latest movies at half the price of a usual general ticket on Monday to Thursday mornings. This is available for all movies except the ones on their opening week. Please note this is not available at Masa.  

They also have an “I love movies Thursdays Special”. You get two tickets for the price of one for all shows after 1 pm.

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 Acacia Branch not convenient? Have a look at the other branches in Game CityMasa or Acacia.

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 are. They are also open 7 days a week.

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