Good news for cinemagoers looking forward to watching Wonder Woman 1984 on the big screen.
GSC Cinemas, TGV Cinemas and MBO Cinemas have confirmed to StarLifestyle that they are reopening their theatres on Dec 16, the day the DC superhero movie is scheduled to have its sneak preview in Malaysia.
However, cinemas will be operational only at locations that are under the recovery movement control order (RMCO).
Other cinemas located at districts still undergoing conditional MCO will remain closed.
GSC informed that it would open at nine locations in Malaysia on Dec 16, starting from 6pm onwards.
The operational locations for GSC cinemas are Aman Central, Kedah; Gurney Plaza, Penang; Sunway Carnival Mall, Penang; Dataran Pahlawan, Melaka; AEON Bandaraya, Melaka; Alamanda, Putrajaya; Mentakab Star Mall, Pahang; and CityOne Megamall, Kuching, Sarawak.
TGV Cinemas will open eight of its cinemas nationwide.
They are located at Gurney Paragon, 1st Avenue, AEON Bukit Mertajam, AEON Taiping, AEON Seri Manjung, Mesra Mall, Vivacity Megamall and Permaisuri Imperial Mall Miri.
Meanwhile, MBO spokesperson said likewise its cinemas located at Central Square SP, Taiping Sentral Mall, Melaka Mall, Kuantan City Mall, Kluang Mall and The Spring Kuching will be operating on Dec 16 onwards.
LFS will open its cinemas at Kuala Terengganu, Sitiawan as well as Butterworth, and mmCineplexes will be operating at Riverfront City.
In a statement, Malaysian Association of Film Exhibitors (MAFE) said it decided to open its cinemas following the lifting conditional MCO in certain states in Malaysia.
"The tenacious decision to reopen is in time with the release of the much-awaited 2020 blockbuster, Wonder Woman 1984, widely acclaimed as a much anticipated blockbuster attraction for moviegoers.
"MAFE will also continuously monitor the current situation and react accordingly in the coming months to seek approval to reopen other locations once it is safe to do so, as well as to appeal for the lifting of the single seat and gap rule."
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