Tuesday, July 15, 2008

New GSC in Melaka

Golden Screen Cinemas Sdn Bhd (GSC) today extended another 10-screens in Melaka, in addition to the current 4-screen GSC Mahkota Parade to cater to the entertainment needs in the historic city of Melaka.

To date, a total of RM49 million has been invested in three new multiplexes throughout Malaysia in 2008, namely GSC Alamanda Putrajaya (April –RM13 million), GSC 1Borneo Kota Kinabalu (June – RM16 million) and now GSC Dataran Pahlawan Melaka (at the cost of RM20 million).

According to GSC Chief Executive Officer, Ms Koh Mei Lee, “Being the leading cinema operator in the country, GSC believes in providing our customers with the best cinematic experience”.

With the additional 2002 seats in the new multiplex, there will be a total of 2,811 seats available in the two GSC cinemas in Melaka. Tickets will be priced at RM9 per normal seat in GSC Dataran Pahlawan.

GSC’s e-payment facility @ www.gsc.com.my will be extended to GSC Dataran Pahlawan patrons, and facilitate a hassle free online payment for movie fans and enable them to select their seats from the comfort of their homes or office.

Also present to witness the soft opening of the cinema was Datuk Haji Shuaib bin Haji Lazim (Hatten Group Sdn Bhd Chairman), Datuk Eric Tan (Hatten Group Sdn Bhd CEO), Datuk Seet Har Cheow (Melaka State Exco, Tourism) and En Ahmad bin Yahaya Al-Jahsyi (Melaka Tourism Director).

Movie fans were treat to a selection of past blockbuster movies like “The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian”, “Fool’s Gold”, “Congkak”, “My Wife is a Gambling Maestro” and “Azhagiya Tamil Magen” prior the opening.

As part of the opening attraction, GSC will be organizing fun activities and freebies in the cinema during the opening weekend. This will include Star Wars and Batman movie characters, photography sessions, balloon giveaways, dart contest, popcorn eating contest and strongest man contest to keep the family crowd occupied throughout the day.

With each purchase of a F & N Coca-Cola Over at the concession counters in both GSC Dataran Pahlawan and GSC Mahkota Parade, GSC patrons will be entitled to a spin at the “Wheel of Fortune” and an opportunity to win prizes like GSC passes, can drinks and movie premiums.

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