Wednesday November 24, 2004

First Imax cinema in Malaysia to open on Dec 3

KUALA LUMPUR: Going to the cinema will take on a whole new meaning for Malaysians come Dec 3 when the country's first Imax cinema opens its doors to the public.
To be known as the DiGi Imax Theatre and located on the 10th floor of Berjaya Times Square, the new cinema will be screening the latest Hollywood digital animation feature, Polar Express.
But unlike in conventional cinemas, an Imax movie is projected onto a screen that is five-storeys high. In the case of Polar Express, it will also be shown in 3D.
“We are proud to launch the first ever Imax movie in Malaysia using the 3D format, which is the latest technology where Imax films are concerned,” said Berjaya Group Berhad chief marketing officer Mary Goh yesterday.
Besides Polar Express, audiences will also be able to watch the edutainment show Mysteries of Egypt in the new cinema.
The pricing of tickets has not been finalised, but Goh estimated that they would cost between RM12 and RM20 each.
With a seating capacity of 555, the DiGi Imax Theatre is one of the biggest Imax cinemas in South-East Asia.

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