A ceremony to inaugurate the new Paradiso Cinema was held yesterday in Pyinmana Township, Nay Pyi Taw.
The cinema was formally opened by Deputy Minister U Aung Hla Tun, Nay Pyi Taw Council member U Aung Myin Tun, Nay Pyi Taw development committee member U Min Thu and Permanent Secretary U Myo Myint Thu.
The second part of the inaugural ceremony convened at the new cinema hall, where Deputy Minister for Information U Aung Hla Tun said the Ministry has been striving to develop Myanmar’s motion picture industry, and permissions had been granted to produce nine films in 2014, 158 films in 2017 and 129 films in 2018.
He added that there were 19 cinemas equipped with new digital-systems, and digital projection screens in 2013. The numbers of cinemas has now reached 124, together with 140 projection screens in 2018. As for the Ministry of Information, arrangements have been made to launch interview programmes, as well as conduct courses and workshops to develop film production technologies in Myanmar. The state media also reviewed the feature stories of the films, before releasing new films. At the same time, efforts are being made to develop a wide range of film production facilities in Nay Pyi Taw. The Deputy Minister urged the artistes, business personnel and film buffs to cooperate in fostering the development of Myanmar’s movie industry.
Also, the director from Paradiso Cinema Co. Ltd, U Thura, alias Zagana, delivered a congratulatory message, followed by the playing of film trailers at the cinema.
The 3D cinema has 310 seats and 17 double seats, and cinema times are scheduled to open at 12.30 p.m., 3:30 p.m. and 6 p.m. from Monday to Friday. On Sunday and Gazette holidays, the film times are arranged at 10:30. a.m., 12:30 p.m., 3:30 p.m., 6:30 p.m. and 8:50 p.m. Moreover, film lovers can receive information about new films that are playing at the cinema on Paradiso Cinema Co., Ltd’s Facebook Page.
The new cinema is the 16th cinema hall operated by the Paradiso Cinema Co., Ltd, including cinemas in Hmawbi, Moneywa, Pyarpon, Aungban, Kyaukpadaung, Thaton, Shwebo, Bogalay, Mattayar, Mawlamyine, Kalay, Maubin, Ayetharyar, Yamethin and Hinthda Townships.
— Min Min Zaw (MNA)
(Translated by Win Ko Ko Aung)