TO CELEBRATE its 20th anniver-sary, Golden Screen Cinemas Sdn Bhd (GSC) recently hosted a dinner to mark the company’s appreciation of all the support it has received and the milestones it has passed.
More than 600 business partners, media representatives and GSC staff members attended the dinner held at the Sime Darby Convention Centre, Bukit Kiara.
While guests tucked into their dinner, they were entertained by a troupe of belly dancers, who danced to tunes like Shakira’s Hips Don’t Lie.
The highlight of the celebration was the lucky draw sessions, in which guests stood to win mystery gifts and hampers.
GSC chairman Gen (R) Tan Sri Datuk Mohd Ghazali Seth spoke about GSC’s key milestones in his speech.
“In 1987, PPB, a member of the Kuok Group and formerly known as Perlis Plantations Berhad, establish-ed Golden Communications (M) Sdn Bhd, better known as GC, to operate a chain of cinemas leased from Shaw Brothers (M) Sdn Bhd.
“In 1990, PPB acquired Borneo Film Organisation (BFO) and its subsidiary Cathay Organisation; the whole chain was later renamed Cathay Cinemas Sdn Bhd.
“In 1997, Golden Communications and Cathay Cinemas were merged, and this resulted in the biggest single entity – GSC, as it is better known today,” said Mohd Ghazali.
“In the third quarter of this year, we will be opening a luxurious premier multiplex at The Gardens in Mid Valley, Kuala Lumpur, and another multiplex in the heart of the city – a 13-screen at the KL Pavillion.”
GSC, the leading cinema exhibitor and distributor in Malaysia, currently operates 116 screens in 19 locations nationwide, including the Klang Valley, Ipoh, Seremban, Malacca, Johor Baru, Kuantan and Kota Kinabalu.