Despite the movement control order scheduled to end by April 14, the Malaysian Association of Film Exhibitors (MAFE) decided to extend the closure of cinemas until the end of the month.
Cinemas not in operation during this period will be mutiplexes run by Golden Screen Cinemas, TGV Cinemas, MM2 Screen Management (mmCineplexes), Lotus Five Star Cinemas and Berjaya-GSC.
“The closure is in cognisance with the efforts of other film exhibitors across the Asean region. This includes exhibitors in Thailand, Indonesia, Cambodia, the Philippines, Vietnam, Myanmar and Singapore,” MAFE said in a statement.
“In addition, there are no new movies available from both local and international markets due to the postponement of movies initially scheduled for release between April and June.”