Cineplex to open today in Kuala Terengganu
KUALA TERENGGANU: The movie reels will start rolling again in the city with the opening of the LFS Paya Bunga Sentral here today.
There had not been any movie entertainment outlets in the state capital for more than two decades after two conventional cinemas were closed down in the late 1990s.
Lotus Five Star Cinema (M) Sdn Bhd had gone all out to intensify its marketing process to promote its first cineplex in Terengganu through its website and social media.
The 11-hall cineplex was initially scheduled to be opened on March 6.
However, Terengganu State Economic Development Corporation general manager Samiun Salleh said the opening date of the cineplex was postponed to today to allow more time for the operator to finalise details pertaining to its operation.
“We know that movie lovers have been looking forward to the opening of the cineplex since early this month,” he said in an interview.
“The curtains will raise on Saturday. Just be a little more patient.”
Six halls will open during its initial phase of operation today, while another five will open during the second phase in April.
The 11 halls are spread over an area of more than 30,000 square feet.
Three are large halls with a seating capacity of 264 each, while seven others are medium halls.
There cis also one premier hall with only 88 seats.
For the initial stage of its operation, LFS Cinemas is expecting an occupancy rate of 36 per cent during weekdays and 56 per cent during weekends.
LFS Cinemas had signed a 15year contract with the corporation to run and manage the cineplex, which has a seating capacity of 1,650.
The movie titles to be shown on the opening day are Kong: Skull Island, Attraction, Kanang Anak Langkau and Logan.