We know some of you may be counting down the days until the Movement Control Order (MCO) is over, just so that you can roam freely outside.
Among the things we know Malaysians are looking forward to do are taking a jog outside, going to the mall, café-hopping, meeting friends and family, and also going to the cinema.
However, if our MCO period stays the same and will end on 14 April, you may not be able to enjoy everything as usual, especially for movie buffs out there.
The Malaysian Association of Film Exhibitors (MAFE) has recently announced that all cinemas in the country will remain close until 30 April, as reported by The Star.
The affected cinemas are Golden Screen Cinemas, TGV Cinemas, MM2 Screen Management (mmCineplexes), Lotus Five Star Cinemas, and Berjaya-GSC.
“The closure is in cognisance with the efforts of other film exhibitors across the Asean region. This includes exhibitors in Thailand, Indonesia, Cambodia, the Philippines, Vietnam, Myanmar and Singapore,” MAFE said in a statement.
“In addition, there are no new movies available from both local and international markets due to the postponement of movies initially scheduled for release between April and June.”
Well, it’s a sensible decision to make, since a lot of production houses have postponed the premiere of their films due to the COVID-19 pandemic anyway.
Let’s hope that things will get better for the world soon.