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Cinemas of 2012

Writer: Elaine Ewe


Do you know the cinemas of 2012?

This was the year in Malaysia when some of the more popular cinemas reopened, such as TGV Cinemas in 1 Utama, and new cinemas opened, such as the twin cinemas of GSC Paradigm Mall and GSC Setia City Mall, all in the business for providing moviegoers with more cinematic-viewing options and experiences. Read on for our list of cinematic outlets that opened, relaunched or closed in 2012...

Date Opened/Relaunched/Closed

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12 January 2012

MBO KL Festival City, Kuala Lumpur

14 January 2012

LFS Prangin Mall, Penang

March 2012

GSC Mentakab Star Mall, Pahang

27 April 2012

MBO Galaxy Ampang, Kuala Lumpur [Relaunched]

May 2012

Eastern Cineplex, Tawau

23 May 2012

Pandan Capital, Kuala Lumpur

31 May 2012

TGV Cinemas Bukit Indah, Johor Bahru

8 June 2012

TGV Cinemas Rawang Anggun, Rawang

21 June 2012

GSC Setia City Mall, Shah Alam

 

GSC Paradigm Mall, Petaling Jaya

12 July 2012

TGV Cinemas Station 18, Ipoh

27 September 2012

MBO Heritage Mall, Kota Tinggi

November 2012

Lotus Five Star Coliseum Cineplex, Kuala Lumpur

1 November 2012

GSC Amanjaya Mall, Sg. Petani

22 November 2012

Cathay Cineplex Cineleisure Damansara, Petaling Jaya [Added halls to 16]

22 November 2012

MBO Citta Mall, Petaling Jaya

22 November 2012

TGV Cinemas Setia Walk, Puchong

13 December 2012

TGV Cinemas 1 Utama, Petaling Jaya

25 December 2012

MBO Terminal 2 Seremban, Seremban

June 2012

LFS Summit Batu Pahat [Closed]

Nov 2012

GSC Central Square, Sg Petani [Closed]

 


GSC Paradigm Mall is one of the twin cinemas launched by GSC.


GSC's 25th anniversary rollouts

2012 is also the year Golden Screen Cinemas turns 25. In conjunction with GSC's 25th anniversary, GSC Paradigm Mall and GSC Setia City Mall opened on the same date as twins sharing the '25th opening' together. Also as part of their 25th anniversary series of launches, GSC introduced GSC Lite, a low frills concept catered to smaller towns which it claims doesn't compromise much on the big screen effects including digital projection and 3D facilities, with its first in Mentakab Star Mall.


TGV Cinemas 1 Utama has the second IMAX theatre in Malaysia.


Wider variety of halls and seats

Launched in time for the release of "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2", TGV Cinemas Setia Walk boasts nine halls, one of them being a Beanieplex hall. It is also at this outlet that 3D-X projection system was introduced. Aside from TGV Setia Walk, TGV also relaunched their cinema in 1 Utama with eight new digital halls including one IMAX theatre and one Beanieplex hall, providing moviegoers with another option as these facilities were only available in TGV Sunway Pyramid previously. However, the second TGV location to offer moviegoers Beanieplex and TGV Club halls after Sunway Pyramid is incidentally, TGV Cinemas Bukit Indah in Johor Bahru, which is its 17th outlet, in conjunction with TGV's 17th anniversary.


TGV's Beanieplex hall.

Aside from TGV, MBO also provided moviegoers with a wider variety of halls and seats with their first kid-themed cinema outlet, with a colourful concept design featuring the likes of popular Nursery Rhymes and toys like Lego and Alphabet Blocks.


MBO Citta Mall boasts a rare, kiddy-themed cinema outlet.


The only cinema in town

Cinemas that opened in 2012 that are the only cinema in their towns is GSC Mentakab Star Mall for being the only GSC Lite outlet, and GSC Amanjaya Mall, the latter replacing GSC Central Square on 31 October 2012.

Cinema Online, 03 January 2013


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