LAST_UPDATEMon, 25 Jun 2018 11pm

Terengganu Cinema Back After 22 Year-Ban With CCTVs Installed To Monitor Patrons

Pic: NST Online

KUALA TERENGGANU: The entertainment scene in Kuala Terengganu is about to get an upgrade as the state capital will have its first ever cinema after it was shut down in 1995, as part of the ‘Visit Beautiful Terengganu 2017’ initiative.

NST Online reported that the Cineplex will open its doors to the public by the end of March and will be located at the city centre’s Paya Bunga Sentral, which is adjacent to the iconic Paya Bunga Square.

The LFS Cinema will be equipped with Dolby Surround system, under the wings of Lotus Five-Star Cinemas (M) Sdn Bhd – to which a representative for LFS clarified that the cinema will take up five floors at the Paya Bunga Sentral and is expected to accommodate 1,700 patrons.

“We expect overwhelming response from the public who have been eagerly awaiting a cinema in town,” the representative told NST reporters.

“The cinema is planning to screen the latest blockbusters and famous movies in English, Bahasa Malaysia, as well as Chinese and Indian languages.

“It will also be equipped with suraus to cater for Muslims who wish to observe prayer times,” said the official, adding the cinema would provide job opportunities for locals.

But cheeky patrons better not have any cheeky ideas as the cinema will also be equipped with closed-circuit television (CCTV) cameras, which will be broadcasted live on a screen that will be placed at the lobby.

Pic: Terengganu Times

LFS Project Manager and Business Development Mohamad Shah Abdul Aziz clarified that the need for CCTV cameras is not to invade the patron’s privacy, but rather to ensure that the patrons are not up to any shenanigans.

“The CCTV will record every situation in each of the hall,” he said as quoted in Terengganu Times.

Those who are committing any offense will not be overlooked and we’re certain that both the authorities and those involved agree with our regulation,” he explained during the pre-screening event at LFS Cinema yesterday.

- Malaysian Digest