Affordable cinema to open in Jakarta

Jakarta: An affordable cinema currently being built in Teluk Gong market, Penjaringan, North Jakarta, is nearing completion and is scheduled to open its doors in April.

According to Indonesian Film Actors Association (Parfi 56) chairman Marcella Zalianti, workers are now putting the finishing touches on the “micro cinema’s” restaurant.

The cinema will have two studios that will play the latest movies at an affordable price.

“We are leaving the studios for last because that’s the difficult part,” Marcella said on Friday as reported on

Tickets will be sold at 20,000 rupiah (RM5.75) on weekdays and 25,000 rupiah (RM7.20) on weekends.

The prices are based on a survey conducted in the area and are expected to encourage people to enjoy movies at the cinema instead of watching them online through piracy sites.

The cinema will only show Indonesian movies to support the local filmmaking industry.

“It will be a cozy place to hang out and build a movie-watching culture in Indonesia,” she added. — The Jakarta Post/Asia News Network