Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Big Cinemas opens 15th multiplex in Malaysia

Big Cinemas Lotus Five Star, a joint venture between Reliance MediaWorks Ltd and Lotus Five Star group, inaugurated its 15th multiplex in Malaysia Tuesday.

Housing six screens with a seating capacity of 1,000, the multiplex has been opened in Kulim town of the Kedah state of the country. It would screen Hollywood, Chinese, Indian and Malay movies.

"This expansion underscores our attempts to build scale, quality, innovation and pioneering formats which improve the movie going experience for audiences the world over," Anil Arjun, CEO, Reliance MediaWorks Ltd said in a statement.

"There is a great opportunity in exhibition infrastructure worldwide... while domestic expansion continues to be an area of thrust for us, we are also fully committed to expanding our global footprint," he added.

Big Cinemas Lotus Five Star owns 15 properties that amount to 72 screens across 15 cities in Malaysia.

The new property also escalates Big cinemas' global footprint to 500 spread across India, the US, Malaysia and the Netherlands. It also makes the company the third-largest cinema chain in Malaysia.

With a domestic presence across 115 cities, Big cinemas has an international network of over 260 screens across 40 cities.
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