22-YEAR WAIT TO SEE FILMS ENDS
More than 3,000 people have watched movies at Kuala Terengganu cinema
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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.