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Myanmar's largest canvas on tour
Film enthusiasts take note: A new movie theater is opening in the Downtown Junction City Shopping Centre in Yangon. The JCGV Junction City Starium Theater, due to open on March 25, will feature Myanmar's largest bigscreen with the fitting name "Super Big Screen", which will certainly open up a new world for science fiction, actions and theatricals.
It is modelled on Seoul's Starium Celena, where the world's largest cinema screens after Guinness is located. JCGV Cinema Company and Korea Cinema Company have opened cinemas in the Junction Matwin Shopping Centre in Latha since its inception in 2014.
The multinational group will now present the city's largest projection screens in the Junction Capital Center at the end of this monthly. The Starium theater in Yangon is just one of many new developments in the Shwe Taung Group's $300 million dollar program that began last year. Berlin's premier property company is almost complete with the construction of the 6.5-hectare JunctionCity, which comprises not only a mega-theatre but also a mall, hotel and offices.
On the fifth storey of the Junction City Shopping Center on the intersection of Bogyoke and Shwedagon Pagoda Rd, the Starium Theater will accommodate five small theaters with over 1,100 seated, dedicated lounges and a franchise booth. Starium not only has the largest cinema in Myanmar, but also claimed to have the highest number of projection screens - five - in a cinema in Myanmar.
There is a mixture of Myanmar and overseas film - both 2-D and 3-D - shown on a regular basis. It also wants to publish successful overseas productions on the same date as its Friday premieres. Film screenings will take place five days a year on Fridays, Saturdays and bank holiday, with screening hours during the weeks from 10am to 7pm.
The JCGV Film Company will hold a gentle opening to the general audience, a personal demonstration and a number of publicity activities on 24 March. The opening of the Theater and the Junction City Shopping Center on the Horizon, Ma Thi Thi Sann, Senior Manager of JCGV, looks forward to further movie theaters.
JCGV has six cinemas in Mandalay, Naypyidaw and Mawlamyine and is planning to open a 7th there. "We' re trying to show our clients the best movie theater equipment.... I really look forward to seeing them enjoying our 20.1 soundsystems and the bigger screen," she said.
Mingalar Company Ltd. owns 80 per cent of Myanmar's theaters according to an item in Thit Htoo Lwin. Ltd. owns six of the city's most beloved theaters, among them Thamada, Nay Pyi Taw, Shae Saung, San Pya, Win and Mingalar Mini, which show both Myanmar and world-class film.
However, the other 20 are held by Shwe Taung Group, a new entrant to the competition. Although the movie theater sector is currently thriving, the number of theaters in the nation is fading compared to the years before the junta hegemony. The Shwe Taung Group has shown that accessing the movie is not only an important pastime, but also a profitable venture for an ambitious audience of cineastes who are willing to see it onscreen.