Kuala Terengganu folk can now enjoy the silver screen as a cinema finally opens in the state capital, 20 years after the last one drew its curtains.
Unlike earlier speculation, male and female viewers are not required to sit separately, nor are the films screened with the lights on.
However, CCTVs are installed in the cinema to keep an eye on audience behaviour.
According to Sin Chew Daily, the CCTV recordings will be streamed live on a big screen in the threatre lobby, encouraging patrons to behave.
The cinema, which opened its doors yesterday with screenings at six of the 11 halls, is operated by LFS at the PB Sentral.
The other five halls are under renovation and is due to open by next month.
LFS business development and project manager Mohamad Shah Abdul Aziz said the firm has invested to renovate the cinema to meet local demands.
The cinema also has to adhere to local council rules, including on operational hours.
He said the regulations were in place to prevent the patrons from misbehaving in the cinema.
"Our CCTV will clearly record situations in the hall. Those who mess around can't hide. We believe this will address concerns by the authorities and relevant parties," he said.- Mkini