Reopen all cinemas, film exhibitors urges Gov’t

THE Government should consider reopening all cinemas nationwide as movies are the top entertainment choice among Malaysians of all ages.

Optimism is in the air that attendances will rebound, stronger than ever with the support and solidarity from landlords and customers.

Movie-going remains a top entertainment choice for Malaysians, Malaysian Association of Film Exhibitors (MAFE) secretary Sisubalan Ehambaram told FocusM today.

“Of course, we will ensure all standard operating procedures (SOPs) are followed strictly, such as social distancing in cinema halls and keeping a mask on throughout the show.

“Our concession counters will be open to purchase food and beverage. But similar to purchasing movie tickets, we encourage cashless transactions,” Sisubalan advised.

Following the lifting of the conditional movement control order (CMCO) in certain states of Malaysia, MAFE has decided that cinemas will resume operations at selected locations from Dec 16 onwards.

The tenacious decision to reopen is in time with the release of the much-awaited 2020 blockbuster, Wonder Woman 1984, widely acclaimed as a much anticipated blockbuster attraction for movie-goers.

“MAFE will also continuously monitor the current situation and react accordingly in the coming months to seek approval to reopen other locations once it is safe to do so, as well as to appeal for the lifting of the single seat and gap rule,” Sisubalan said. – Dec 14, 2020.

Locations that will resume businesses starting Dec 16 onwards include:

GSC

  • GSC Aman Central
  • GSC Gurney Plaza
  • GSC Sunway Carnival
  • GSC Dataran Pahlawan
  • GSC AEON Bandaraya Melaka
  • GSC Alamanda Putrajaya
  • GSC East Coast Mall
  • GSC Mentakab Star Mall
  • GSC CityONE Megamall, Kuching

TGV

  • TGV Gurney Paragon
  • TGV 1st Avenue
  • TGV Bukit Mertajam
  • TGV AEON Taiping
  • TGV AEON Seri Manjung
  • TGV Mesra Mall
  • TGV Permaisuri Imperial Mall Miri

MBO

  • MBO Central Square SP
  • MBO Taiping Sentral Mall
  • MBO Melaka Mall
  • MBO Kuantan City Mall
  • MBO Kluang Mall
  • MBO The Spring Kuching

LFS

  • LFS Kuala Terengganu
  • LFS Sitiawan
  • LFS Butterworth

mmCineplexes

  • MMC Riverfront City
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