22-YEAR WAIT TO SEE FILMS ENDS

More than 3,000 peo­ple have watched movies at Kuala Tereng­ganu cinema

New Straits Times - - News -

ADRIAN DAVID

KUALA TERENG­GANU news@nst.com.my

THE state cap­i­tal’s new­est, and only, cine­plex be­gan op­er­a­tions with a bang, with thou­sands throng­ing Paya Bunga Square to watch movies.

A ma­jor­ity of the movie­go­ers were youth hun­gry for en­ter­tain­ment af­ter hav­ing to wait 22 years for cin­e­mas to re­turn to Kuala Tereng­ganu fol­low­ing Barisan Na­sional’s takeover of the state from Pas.

Among the pop­u­lar movies at the Lo­tus Five-Star Cinema (LFS), op­er­ated jointly with the Tereng­ganu State Eco­nomic De­vel­op­ment Cor­po­ra­tion (PMINT), is Malay ac­tion- thriller J Revo­lusi.

The stars of J Revo­lusi are Zul Arif­fin, Izara Aishah, Nur Fazura, Farid Kamil, Azad Jas­min, Iedil Pu­tra and Datuk Hans Isaac. The movie re­volves around mem­bers of an elite po­lice spe­cial ac­tion unit who bat­tle ter­ror­ists us­ing bi­o­log­i­cal weapons.

Other hits be­ing screened are Lo­gan, Kong: Skull Is­land, Power Rangers, Life and Ghost in the Shell.

The cine­plex is on the sev­enth floor of the Paya Bunga Square com­mer­cial com­plex, which also houses the 36-lane Crys­tal Crown Bowl.

PMINT gen­eral man­ager Samiun Salleh said LFS Cinema was Tereng­ganu’s first state-of-the-art fa­cil­ity equipped with Dolby At­mos sur­round-sound tech­nol­ogy.

“Six the­atres have opened. By May, there will be 11 threatres that can seat 1,631 pa­trons.

“More than 3,000 pa­trons have watched movies since it opened its doors on Fri­day,” said Samiun.

Malay movies be­ing screened here are Kanang Anak Langkau: The Iban War­rior — the true story of the late tracker Te­meng­gong Datuk Kanang anak Langkau and his ex­ploits against com­mu­nist ter­ror­ists.

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