Cin­ema de­buts on S. China Sea is­land

China Daily (Hong Kong) - - CHINA -

SAN­SHA — More than 200 res­i­dents and sol­diers on Yongx­ing Is­land watched the Chi­nese movie The Eter­nity of Jiao Yulu on Satur­day, mark­ing the open­ing of China’s south­ern­most cin­ema.

Lo­cated in San­sha, the coun­try’s new­est city in the South China Sea, San­sha Yin­long Cin­ema of­fers t he lat­est block­busters.

“The cin­ema will show at least one film a day, so res­i­dents and sol­diers on Yongx­ing Is­land can en­joy films at the same time as movie­go­ers nationwide,” said Gu Xiao­jing, gen­eral man­ager of Hainan Me­dia Group, the par­ent of Hainan Film Co, which op­er­ates the the­ater.

Chen Zi­jian, gen­eral man­ager of Hainan Film Co, said the cin­ema is equipped with ad­vanced pro­jec­tion equip­ment as well as a 3-D screen.

The com­pany has also pur­chased t wo mo­bile pro­jec­tion units and plans to screen films for free on other is­lands in San­sha to meet the de­mands of res­i­dents, he added.

The cin­ema is part of a plan by the lo­cal cul­tural au­thor­i­ties to es­tab­lish com­mu­nity ser­vices on San­sha’s is­lands.

In April last year, the city opened its first pub­lic li­brary. It also has a sta­dium and has or­ga­nized var­i­ous cul­tural ac­tiv­i­ties.

China set up San­sha in 2012. The city gov­ern­ment is lo­cated on Yongx­ing Is­land, the largest of the Xisha Is­lands.

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