NEW YORK, NY – Mei Lee Koh, Chief Executive Officer of Golden Screen Cinemas, Malaysia will receive the Exhibitor of the Year Award at the CineAsia Awards Ceremony on Thursday, 8 December at the Grand Hyatt Hong Kong.
“It gives us great pleasure to present the Exhibitor of the Year award to Golden Screen Cinemas,” said Andrew Sunshine, Vice President of The Film Expo Group. “GSC’s innovations in the cinema experience have changed the movie-going culture in Malaysia and throughout Asia. They continue to be an industry leader and we congratulate them on this well-deserved honor.”
GSC is recognized for the introduction of many innovative and convenient facilities, amongst them the D-Box motion seats, Dolby Atmos technology, the GSC MobileApp that allows paper-less purchase of movie tickets and concession items anytime, anywhere, as well as the auto-gate for “ticketless” and hassle-free admission, hence positioning GSC brand as a premier cinema option.
Another innovative offering is the GSC Maxx, the large format screen for 2D and 3D digital halls. The larger-than-life GSC Maxx screen which is THX certified incorporates 4K projection, most optimal brightness 3D systems and fully digital sound processes by Dolby CP850 to provide the ultimate immersive experience to movie goers. The largest digital screen in Malaysia, GSC Maxx in GSC Berjaya Times Square, Kuala Lumpur, is 24-meter wide. Fitted with dual digital projectors, this hall offers the most optimal brightness for a large screen of its size.
GSC is Malaysia’s leading cinema chain with the biggest market share locally. From a humble beginning of 70 screens to its 306 screens in 33 locations across Malaysia, GSC has built three strong cinema brands, “Golden Screen Cinemas” (GSC), capturing the urban areas, “GSC Signature” for the upmarket and “GSC Lite” catering to the smaller towns. In Vietnam, GSC partnered Galaxy Studio in operating 43 screens in 7 locations. GSC is planning for the opening of its first 9-screen cinema in Cambodia in the first half of 2017.
Koh’s effort, together with her team, has resulted in GSC becoming the top cinema operator and is seen as the leader for the cinema industry in Malaysia. As a big fan of international and foreign films, Koh brought world cinema to the Malaysian shores through the introduction of foreign film festivals such as the French, Japanese and European Union film festivals, as well as the GSC International Screens. For her efforts and dedication, Koh was recognized by Celluloid Junkie, as one of the top 10 women CEO in the global cinema business in 2016.
CineAsia will take place from 6-8 December 2016 at the Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre in Hong Kong. The CineAsia trade show is where cinema exhibition and distribution professional come to do business and network. The convention will also feature product presentations and screenings of major upcoming films, exclusive sponsored events, and seminars relating to current and future trends happening across the industry.
About Film Expo Group
The Film Expo Group is the premier organizer of events in the motion picture industry. The Film Expo Group produces CineAsia, held in Hong Kong; CineEurope, held in Barcelona; and ShowEast, held in Miami. Additionally, the group publishes, Film Journal International, a trade magazine and website covering the motion picture industry with a special emphasis on theatrical exhibition.
Additional information on CineAsia can be found at www.cineasia.com.
About GDC Technology Limited (www.gdc-tech.com)
GDC Technology Limited (‘GDC’) is a leading digital cinema solutions provider. GDC develops, manufactures and sells media servers, content storage systems, theatre management systems and network operations center software for the global cinema industry. GDC is a licensee of the DTS:X object-based immersive sound technology from DTS, Inc. for the development of its media servers. In addition, GDC also provides a suite of digital cinema products and services, including integrated projection systems, 3D products, projector lamps and silver screens. GDC Digital Cinema Network Limited, a GDC subsidiary, manages VPF for over 6,300 theatre screens and with more than 650 studios or motion picture distributors worldwide. For more information, please visit www.gdc-tech.com.
About Hong Kong Tourism Board
The Hong Kong Tourism Board (HKTB) is the supporting organization of CineAsia. The Hong Kong Tourism Board is a government-subvented body tasked with marketing and promoting Hong Kong as a travel destination and enhancing visitors’ experience once they have arrived. In fulfilling its objectives, the HKTB organizes comprehensive campaigns and a year-round programme of events, which also serve to provide a business platform for travel-related sectors. The HKTB also established Meetings and Exhibitions Hong Kong (MEHK) to strengthen the city’s position as the prime destination for meetings, incentive trips, conventions, and exhibitions (MICE) in Asia. MEHK offers extensive support services that make MICE events simple to setup and smooth to execute.
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