The Myanmar Times
Friday, 24 October 2014
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Nay Pyi Taw 3D cinema to open March 20

This picture taken last month shows Nay Pyi Taw's Aungthapyay 3D cinema, which will open on March 20. Photo: Aung ShinThis picture taken last month shows Nay Pyi Taw's Aungthapyay 3D cinema, which will open on March 20. Photo: Aung Shin

Nay Pyi Taw moviegoers will soon be able to enjoy three-dimensional viewing. Next month, the capital’s first 3D cinema will open, according to the project’s developer.

“The cinema is going to open on March 20, showing both 3D and conventional movies,” Daw Ei Ei Khin, an executive director of the G4 Group Construction Company, told The Myanmar Times last week.

Ticket prices will be in line with those of existing cinemas, she said.

The 300-seat cinema, called Aungthapyay, is situated in Thapyaygone Myoma quarter in Zabuthiri township, close to the Water Fountain Garden, City Hall and Thapyaygone Market. Construction is about 80 percent complete and the installation of the 3D projectors, purchased from Germany, Italy and the United States, has already begun. The cinema will offer at least three screenings a day, and will show 3D movies mostly on the weekend.

The cinema will have comfortable sofa seating, car parking and a coffee bar, Daw Ei Ei Khin said.

It is the first phase of a two-part project. In the second phase, a three-storey retail and entertainment centre will be built in the same compound, featuring a mini-market, internet cafés, themed café, game centre and function hall, she said.

The company expects to spend about K3000 million (US$3 million) on the project.

“We don’t expect much profit immediately. This is a long-term investment,” she said.