Ster Kinekor readies for Byo

Chronicle (Zimbabwe) - - Entertainment - Bongani Ndlovu/Nh­lal­wenhle Ng­wenya Show­biz Cor­re­spon­dents

THE long wait is over for movie lovers in Bu­l­awayo as mo­tion picture power house Ster-Kinekor Zim­babwe will open on Septem­ber 21 with a movie pre­miere of The Kings­man: Golden Cir­cle.

Ster Kinekor opens its movie house at Bu­l­awayo Cen­tre tak­ing over from Rainbow City that closed down.

On the day of the of­fi­cial open­ing there will be a red car­pet af­fair and the movie will be screened in the four cin­e­mas housed at the movie house. They will be named Cin 1, Cin 2, Cin 3 and Cin 4.

The event will be­gin at 6PM while the movie will be screened at 7PM.

With the en­trance of Ster Kinekor Zim­babwe movie lovers are ex­pected to ex­pe­ri­ence 2D and 3D movies to Bu­l­awayo. For 2D movies it will cost $5 for adults and $2.50 for chil­dren and 3D movies for adults it will cost $6 and $3.50.

Those who want to watch 3D movies there is a once off cost of $1 for the 3D glasses.

Peo­ple will have an op­por­tu­nity to watch The Kings­man: Golden Cir­cle which will be shown at all the four cin­e­mas. The Kings­man: The Golden Cir­cle is an up­com­ing 3D ac­tion spy com­edy film that stars among oth­ers Colin Firth, Ju­lianne Moore, Taron Eger­ton, Mark Strong, Halle Berry, El­ton John, Chan­ning Ta­tum and Jeff Bridges,

Tick­ets are al­ready on sale and ac­cord­ing to Maybe Sim­bi­sai Ster Kinekor Zim­babwe’s rep­re­sen­ta­tive; tick­ets are al­ready fly­ing off the shelves.

In to­tal all four cin­e­mas have a sit­ting of 376 peo­ple. The tick­ets are on sale at the movie house and they are sell­ing like hot cakes. I en­cour­age peo­ple to go and buy,” said Sim­bi­sai.

She said the movie pre­miere in Bu­l­awayo will come a day be­fore it is re­leased in Amer­ica.

“The movie is sched­uled to be re­leased on 22 Septem­ber in 2D in the United States. So Zim­babwe and Bu­l­awayo peo­ple in par­tic­u­lar will watch it a day be­fore that. There­after on Septem­ber 29 it will be part of the four movies be­ing screened at the movie house,” said Sim­bi­sai.

Large City Hall Car park Tonight South Africa’s Cassper Ny­ovest will be on stage with Soul Jah Love, Cal_Vin, Free­man, Mzoe 7, Gu­luva Se7en, DJs Liz and Skaiva.

Club Con­nect To­mor­row SA Gqom house duo, Distruc­tion Boyz will hold their de­but show at the joint. They will be sup­ported by res­i­dent DJs Kead Wikead, Crazy Black and TBass.

BAC Leisure DJ Mzoe will to­mor­row hold his birth­day bash with a huge line up of per­form­ers for the night.

On the mu­si­cians side there will be Leg­endary Sounds, Cal_Vin, Cen­tre Party, Bo­vas, Up­front Mu­sic, Mafia Fam­ily, Up­perk­lass and Young Tar­get.

On the DJs side Jayza, Sbago, Liz, Sweeto, Nospa, Feel G, Ally Touch, Bran­don Dat Guy, Quint, Jay B, DBongz Deeper, Feezy, Kei­tho, Crazy D, MduSe­van, Emity Smooth, Alvin, Prynce Nigel, Ai­den, Yugo and

She said peo­ple should come and ex­pe­ri­ence a world class movie ex­pe­ri­ence.

“We prom­ise peo­ple great mo­ments at their great­est just as our tag line. It’s al­ways big­ger and bet­ter on the big screen. We have world class fa­cil­i­ties such as air­con­di­tion­ing and the likes. Peo­ple should come and en­joy,” said Sim­bi­sai.

Ster Kinekor-Zim­babwe has shown that it means busi­ness by ap­point­ing lo­cal so­cialites, mu­si­cians and mod­els Gil­more T, rap­per Cal_Vin, for­mer Miss Zim­babwe Sa­man­tha Tshuma, Mbo Ma­hocs and Donna N among oth­ers ahead of its open­ing.

The city’s so­cialites join the likes of Big Brother Africa’s Pokello Nare and Chris­tian Rap­per Mudiwa, amongst many oth­ers who have been work­ing with the es­tab­lish­ment.

The of­fi­cial open­ing comes as a re­lief to Bu­l­awayo cin­ema fa­nat­ics as The Rainbow Cin­e­mas with cities 1, 2, 3 and 4 closed down last year amid spec­u­la­tion that man­age­ment – City Cin­e­mas – had failed to pay over $30 000 in rentals and other bills. The cin­e­mas were op­er­ated un­der In­de­pen­dent Pic­tures Pri­vate Limited.

The only func­tion­ing movie house in the city since then has been Elite 400 sit­u­ated be­tween 10th and 11th Av­enue along Robert Mugabe Way. Asta­las.

Club 263 All through the week­end DJs St Willz and FFF Molfy will be on the decks and hosted by Obama.

Eden Night Club Tonight it’s Pink Fri­day will hold the Bold, Beau­ti­ful and Bossy with res­i­dent DJs Kananjo and Keezy. It’s a Satur­day house party to­mor­row with Ren­o­va­tion Boyz, Zulu DA House Ma­niac, Master M and DBongz Deeper.

Umqom­bothi Sports Bar Tonight it’s DJ Toxic’s Birth­day bash fea­tur­ing res­i­dent DJs on ro­ta­tion. Mo­tion Stars Dance group will head­line the night to en­ter­tain pa­trons to­mor­row. Su­per Sun­days will fea­ture Ziyawa Dance group. All through­out the week­end, DJs Sweeto, Stone, Sher­iff, Kull Jeff and Phibz will be on the decks.

Pri­vate Lounge “Freaky Fri­days” will see the nightspot’s enchanting dancers from Harare and Bu­l­awayo show­cas­ing their best on the pole with DJs Galaz and Del­roy on the decks. “Se­duc­tive Satur­days” is on to­mor­row.

Ex­treme Funky Fri­days are on tonight with DJs Phibbz, Stones, Sweeto, Sher­riff and KB-Soul. To­mor­row the res­i­dent DJs host the Club­bers De­light.

The Lounge It’s the “Hip Hop vs Dance­hall Club Ses­sion” with Marcus An­dro, Bren­don Dat Guy and Jaiza. To­mor­row it’s the “DJs Hang­out” with DJs Zulu Da House Master, Master M, Criss Rocx and res­i­dent DJs on ro­ta­tion. On Sun­day DJs Marcus An­droe and Jaiza host the Week­end Exit Stokvel party.

Nketa 8 Sports Bar Tonight it’s the “Ladies Burn out party” hosted by DJ Zie. To­mor­row it’s “Heat Rush Ses­sion” fea­tur­ing Nketa 8 DJs. On Sun­day DJ Nkan­dura hosts the Slow Jams Chill­out.

The foyer of the Ster Kinekor theatre in Bu­l­awayo

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