Stage all set at stadium for screening of Lee Chong Wei film


Big is beautiful: The giant LED screen built for the ‘Lee Chong Wei: Rise Of The Legend’ world premiere at Bukit Jalil.

Big is beautiful: The giant LED screen built for the ‘Lee Chong Wei: Rise Of The Legend’ world premiere at Bukit Jalil.

PETALING JAYA: It took 200 people three days to install the giant LED screen on which 20,000 people will be watching Lee Chong Wei: Rise Of The Legend tomorrow at the National Stadium in Bukit Jalil.

Measuring 40m wide and 17m tall, the screen consists of 1360 1m x 0.5m LED panels, said event organiser Kenny Wong, director of event organisers SKY Event Management Sdn Bhd.

“It is roughly 20 times the size of a typical cinema screen,” he said in a phone interview.

“We consulted engineers while planning it, and this is the largest we could build the screen, after taking into consideration safety issues and cost.”

Work on the structure began at midnight last Saturday, and the screen was completed on Tuesday afternoon.

To ensure a good viewing experience for everyone at the premiere, the organisers first surveyed the seating layout in the stadium to gauge how many people they could accommodate. They also checked the sound quality.

Directed by Teng Bee, Lee Chong Wei: Rise Of The Legend is a biographical film on Datuk Lee Chong Wei’s life, and the shuttler himself is expected to be at the premiere, along with his family.

Friday’s world premiere will feature a special 133-minute director’s cut – the official cinema release only runs for 110 minutes – and is set to enter the Malaysia Book of Records and Asia Book of Records as the largest movie screening ever.

The movie is set for release in GSC cinemas on March 15.

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