12 Mar – After much unexpected delay, GSC Lite cinema in Mentakab Star Mall is expected to open this Thursday, 15 March, in Star City Mentakab, Pahang.
Free screening coupons will be given out as part of the launching ceremony, where moviegoers can redeem up to 4 coupons per person on a first-come first-served basis on 14 March for blockbuster movies which include "Real Steel" (Digital 2D), "Chronicle", "Ombak Rindu", "I Love Hong Kong 2012", "Ah Beng The Movie: Three Wishes" and "7AAM Arivu".
Following that, GSC Mentakab Star Mall is also offering promotions such as "Buy 2 Free 1" for GSC movie tickets purchases and free sticky notepads with GSC concession stand purchases. On 17 and 18 March, there will be on-ground activities where moviegoers can meet their favourite superhero characters as well as obtain balloon giveaways.
The 6-screen Cineplex will complement GSC's current 5-screen GSC Berjaya Megamall and the 9-screen GSC East Coast Mall, both which are located in Kuantan. In addition, the Cineplex will also enable moviegoers to enjoy movies at their convenience as till now, the closest cinema to movie fans in Mentakab is either the twin plex in Genting Highlands (1 hour away), Berjaya Megamall & East Coast Mall (2 hours away) or malls in Kuala Lumpur (1.5 to 2 hours away).
Previously, GSC Mentakab Star Mall was set to open on 19 January 2012. Its opening is part of GSC 25th anniversary expansion plans this year, where a total of 8 multiplexes, including GSC Mentakab Star Mall, are being planned to open in 2012.