Kuala Terengganu has its first Cineplex after 22-year ban

After having to wait 22 years for cinemas to return to Kuala Terengganu in Malaysia, movie fans in this state capital have finally got their newest and only Cineplex which opened with a bang last Friday, New Straits Times Online reported on Monday.

Thousands of enthusiastic moviegoers thronged the Paya Bunga Square to watch blockbuster movies at the Lotus Five-Star Cinema operated jointly with the Terengganu State Economic Development Corporation.

Cinemas managed to return to Kuala Terengganu following Barisan Nasional’s takeover of the state from the Islamic party Pas.

Among the popular movies screened at the Cineplex is the locally-produced Malay action-thriller, J. Revolusi. Other hits being screened are Logan, Kong, Skull Island, Attraction, Power Rangers, Life and Ghost in the Shell.

PMINT general manager Samium Salleh said the LFS cinema is Terengganu’s first state-of-the art facility equipped with Dolby Atmost surround sound technology.

So far, six cineplexes have opened. By May, there will be a total of 11 cineplexes that can seat 1,631 patrons. Over 3,000 patrons have watched the movies since it opened its doors last Friday.