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.
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. 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.
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.
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