Golden Screen Cinemas

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Golden Screen Cinemas
Private
Industry Media, Entertainment
Founded 1981
Headquarters Malaysia
Products Cinemas, Film distribution
Website www.gsc.com.my

Golden Screen Cinemas (GSC) is the largest chain of cinemas in Malaysia. The biggest cinema is located at Mid Valley Megamall. It houses 18 screen cinemas and has 2899 seats which is the largest in Malaysia. The largest competitor of the cinema is TGV Cinemas.

History[edit]

It was founded by Ms. Koh Mei Lee in 1981 as Golden Communications Circuit, while the other, Cathay is one of the oldest cinemas in Malaysia until 1998. Golden Screen Cinemas was founded in 1998 as a merger of Golden Communications (GC) Circuit and Cathay Cinemas.[1] Cathay Cinemas was later revived in Malaysia in 2004 as Cathay Cineplexes, which was formerly known as Mega Pavilion Cinemas. Mega Pavilion Cinemas, which was renamed Cathay Cineplexes Sdn Bhd in September 2004, became an integral part of Cathay Cineplexes’ operations when its parent company, Cathay Organisation Holdings Ltd, acquired the entire share capital of Cathay Organisation Holdings (M) Sdn Bhd in 2002.

Overview[edit]

There are 31 GSC cinemas in Malaysia with 285 screens in Malaysia as at 12 February 2015. The states with GSC are Kedah (1), Kuala Lumpur (7), Melaka (2), Negeri Sembilan (2), Pahang (3), Penang (3), Perak (1), Putrajaya (2), Sabah (2), Sarawak (2) and Selangor (6). More GSC are planned to open in the future whereas current outlets will be upgraded.

The first GSC cinema to operate in Malaysia was opened in Kota Kinabalu on 14 July 1981. With the opening of the 8-screen cinema exclusively in Amanjaya Mall in late 2012, GSC operates the largest circuit of cinema in Malaysia with a total of 229 screens in 29 locations and 42273 seats all throughout the country. All of which are located in prime sites in major cities and towns throughout the country.

There are also international movies shown in selected GSC cinemas. Currently, there are only 4 International Screens in Malaysia. They are in Mid Valley, 1 Utama, Gurney Plaza and Pavilion.

Cinemas[edit]

Kedah[edit]

Cinema Total Halls Seats Location Operators Remarks
Amanjaya Mall 8 1,306 Sungai Petani Golden Screen Cinemas Lite Located on Level 2. Only GSC in Kedah. Largest cinema in the state
Aman Central Mall 10 TBA Alor Setar Golden Screen Cinemas Planned to be opened in the year 2014

Kuala Lumpur[edit]

Cinema Total Halls Seats Location Operators Remarks
The Gardens 7 572 Mid Valley City Golden Screen Cinemas Located on the Level 4 and Level 5. Malaysia's only boutique cinema which is also known as GSC Signature. This outlet has 2 Gold Class and 5 Premiere Class halls.
Midvalley Megamall 18 2,332 Mid Valley City Golden Screen Cinemas Located on Level 3. Has one Gold Class hall
Pavilion 13 1,925 Bukit Bintang Golden Screen Cinemas Located on Level 5 and Level 6. Has one Gold Class hall
Berjaya Times Square 10 2,134 Bukit Bintang Golden Screen Cinemas Located on Level 1 and Level 3. Has one Premiere Class hall. Also features GSC MAXX, a 23-metre wide screen which is Malaysia's largest digital screen with a seating capacity of 555. GSC MAXX is located on Level 10 where it was previously occupied by an IMAX hall
Leisure Mall 4 1,423 Cheras Golden Screen Cinemas First cinema in Malaysia to have a computerized ticketing system
Nu Sentral 11 1,780 Brickfields Golden Screen Cinemas Located on Level 5 and Level 6
Quill City Mall 10 1,751 Kuala Lumpur Golden Screen Cinemas Located on Level 5 and 6

Malacca[edit]

Cinema Total Halls Seats Location Operators Remarks
AEON Bandaraya Melaka 10 1,793 Malacca Golden Screen Cinemas Located 2. First GSC in an AEON shopping centre.
Dataran Pahlawan 10 2,004 Malacca Golden Screen Cinemas Located on Level 5. Largest cinema in Melaka.

Negeri Sembilan[edit]

Cinema Total Halls Seats Location Operators Remarks
Terminal 1 4 1,086 Seremban Golden Screen Cinemas Located on Level 2. First multiplex in Negeri Sembilan
Palm Mall 10 1,659 Seremban Golden Screen Cinemas Located on Level 2.Largest cinema in Negeri Sembilan since 23 July 2014. The 8th cinema in Malaysian and the first in the state to have a THX hall

Pahang[edit]

Cinema Total Halls Seats Location Operators Remarks
East Coast Mall 9 1,633 Kuantan Golden Screen Cinemas Located on Level 3. Largest cinema in Pahang
Berjaya Megamall 5 948 Kuantan Golden Screen Cinemas Located on Level 3
Mentakab Star Mall 6 1,093 Mentakab Golden Screen Cinemas Lite Located on Level 2

Penang[edit]

Cinema Total Halls Seats Location Operators Remarks
Gurney Plaza 12 1,618 Georgetown Golden Screen Cinemas Located on Level 7. First and largest GSC in Penang
Queensbay Mall 8 1,528 Bayan Baru Golden Screen Cinemas Located on Level 3
Sunway Carnival Mall 8 1,428 Seberang Jaya Golden Screen Cinemas Located on Level 2

Perak[edit]

Cinema Total Halls Seats Location Operators Remarks
Ipoh Parade 11 1,938 Ipoh Golden Screen Cinemas Located on Level 5. Largest Cinema in Perak Opened 5 February 2015. Home to the 2nd Maxx Screen in the country, THX and only Dolby Atmos outside of Klang Valley

Putrajaya[edit]

Cinema Total Halls Seats Location Operators Remarks
Alamanda 8 1,404 Putrajaya Golden Screen Cinemas Located on The Hub (1st floor)
IOI City Mall 13 2,145 Putrajaya Golden Screen Cinemas Located on Level 2. Largest cinema in Putrajaya, opened 12 February 2015. Has 2 Maxx halls (Hall 10 and Hall 11) which are equipped with THX and Dolby Atmos.

Sabah[edit]

Cinema Total Halls Seats Location Operators Remarks
Suria Sabah 8 1,481 Kota Kinabalu Golden Screen Cinemas Located on Level 8
1 Borneo 8 1,504 Kota Kinabalu Golden Screen Cinemas Located on Level 2. Largest GSC in Sabah

Sarawak[edit]

Cinema Total Halls Seats Location Operators Remarks
Bintang Megamall 8 1,010 Miri Golden Screen Cinemas Lite Located on Level 4. First GSC in Sarawak. The Largest Lite Format Cinema in Malaysia.
CityONE Megamall 10 1,876 Kuching Golden Screen Cinemas Located on Level 3. Largest cinema in Borneo. Cinema with most digital halls in Malaysia. It houses the 1st THX hall in East Malaysia
Senadin Hypermall 10 TBA Miri Golden Screen Cinemas Will be the second GSC in Miri after opening
Times Square Megamall 8 1,150 Bintulu Golden Screen Cinemas Lite Opening Soon More GSC Lite in Bintulu.

Selangor[edit]

Cinema Total Halls Seats Location Operators Remarks
1 Utama (New Wing) 13 2,192 Petaling Jaya Golden Screen Cinemas Located on Level 4. Has one Gold Class hall. The 1st Dolby Atmos and D-Box hall in Malaysia
IOI Mall 10 2,092 Puchong Golden Screen Cinemas Located on Level 2 and Level 3.
Tropicana City Mall 8 1,456 Petaling Jaya Golden Screen Cinemas Located on Level 2
Paradigm Mall 9 1,566 Kelana Jaya Golden Screen Cinemas Located on Level 3
Setia City Mall 9 1,570 Shah Alam Golden Screen Cinemas Located on Level 2
The Summit 7 1,251 USJ Golden Screen Cinemas Located on Level 3 and Level 5. Has drive-in ticketing system

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Cinema chains merge to create biggest entity". New Straits Times. 16 January 1998. Retrieved 2010-02-16. 

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