With the authorities lifting the Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO) in certain areas of the country, cinema companies have taken to gradually resuming business in these parts.
At the time of writing, Golden Screen Cinemas (GSC), MBO Cinemas (MBO) and LFS Cinemas (LFS) have announced that they are welcoming moviegoers back to selected outlets. Other notable cinema players in the country, namely TGV Cinemas (TGV) and mmCineplexes, have yet to officially release information on which outlets of theirs are reopening in the near future, if any.
In the case of GSC, a total of nine cinema locations will operate from 6pm 16 December 2020:
- GSC Aman Central, Kedah
- GSC Gurney Plaza, Penang
- GSC Sunway Carnival, Penang
- GSC Dataran Pahlawan, Melaka
- GSC AEON Bandaraya Melaka
- GSC Alamanda, Putrajaya
- GSC East Coast Mall, Kuantan, Pahang
- GSC Mentakab Star Mall, Pahang
- GSC CityONE Megamall, Sarawak
GSC will be opening Jin Gastrobar in Aurum Theatre at The Gardens Mall, Kuala Lumpur and at The Mall, Mid Valley Southkey, Johor Bahru from 10 December as well for in-restaurant dining, with Christmas promotions on offer.
Meanwhile, MBO will be reopening six outlets, also at 6pm 16 December 2020:
- MBO Cinemas Central Square SP, Kedah
- MBO Cinemas Taiping Sentral Mall, Perak
- MBO Cinemas Melaka Mall, Melaka
- MBO Cinemas Kuantan City Mall, Pahang
- MBO Cinemas Kluang Mall, Johor
- MBO Cinemas The Spring Kuching, Sarawak
LFS will be opening even sooner, with the following three outlets operating from 11 December 2020:
- LFS Butterworth, Penang
- LFS Sitiawan, Perak
- LFS Kuala Terengganu, Terengganu
As for the remaining two, details are still pending. TGV has only advised its social media followers to stay tuned for reopening news, while there hasn’t been an update from the mmCineplexes camp so far.
Among the keenly anticipated movies that is set to grace these big screens is Wonder Woman 1984 starring Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Pedro Pascal and Kristen Wiig! This film is the sequel to the hugely successful Wonder Woman of 2017, which raked in over USD820 million at the box office.