A CIN­EMA,

New Straits Times - - Opinion - The writer, a grand­fa­ther, adores chil­dren and loves trav­el­ling, both lo­cally and abroad

He said be­sides hav­ing no shows on Thurs­day night and dur­ing maghrib prayer, they also have to close down a whole month dur­ing Ra­madan.

The author­i­ties must re­mem­ber that al­most all res­i­dents al­ready have a “home-theatre” in the form of the id­iot box. Re­ject­ing a cin­ema does not guar­an­tee that the peo­ple will stay at home to pray and per­form other good deeds that are asked of them dur­ing the holy month.

All the author­i­ties have to do is, put on their think­ing caps and come out with cre­ative ideas that are ac­cept­able to would-be op­er­a­tors rather than an out­right ban. For ex­am­ple, they can take ad­van­tage of Ra­madan to screen Is­lamic-themed movies, fam­ily movies, or even films about hu­man­ity.

The peo­ple are look­ing for­ward to the chance of watch­ing movies at the cin­ema again and the ball is now in the author­i­ties’ court.

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