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Thursday July 2, 2009

Tropicana City now has an eight-screen cinema for movie lovers to enjoy

MOVIE lovers can now check out the Tropicana City Mall (TCM) as Golden Screen Cinemas (GSC) has opened its doors to the public.

The eight-screen, 1,449-seat cinema is GSC’s 24th location nationwide and it opened on June 24, the same day that the highly anticipated Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen hit Malaysian screens.

The RM21mil cinema is user-friendly for the disabled with escalators and a hydraulic lift making for comfortable access to the upper floor, and an additional 16 seating spaces for wheelchair-bound patrons.

The cinema was a hive of activity during the official launch and Transformers fan-favourites Optimus Prime and Bumblebee made a surprise appearance to the tune of Linkin Park’s New Divide, the movie’s theme song.

Dijaya Corporation Bhd managing director Datuk Tong Kien Onn was quick to welcome GSC to the mall.

Rolling out: (From left) Dijaya Corporation chairman Tan Sri Mohd Ghazali Seth, Tong, Koh and Irving Chee were present during the launch.

“TCM’s key components are shopping convenience, F&B and entertainment. The presence of GSC will further add to the variety of existing tenants,” Tong said.

GSC chief executive officer Koh Mei Lee talked about GSC’s aggressive efforts in the current economic downturn and said the company would continue to invest in cinema expansion.

Koh also said the recent three-screen extension to GSC Alamanda Putrajaya and Tropicana’s GSC would create more jobs for Malaysians.

Further projects include a four-screen add-on to the extended wing of Puchong’s IOI Mall, a nine-screen multiplex in Kuantan’s East Coast Mall and one in Sabah’s Suria Kota Kinabalu in early 2010.

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