Caribbean Cinemas bring theatre experience to East Bank corridor
- new location opens at Amazonia Mall
By Shikema Dey
The smell of buttery popcorn, salty fries and gooey cheese on nachos are among the fun treats available for patrons at Caribbean Cinemas’ newest location at the Amazonia Mall on the East Bank of Demerara.
Opened on Wednesday evening, the state-of-the-art cinema is set to feature the newest movie releases in six auditoriums with giant screens equipped with 3D technology, digital surround sound, high back rocker seats and cup holder armrests.
Prime Minister Brig. (ret’d) Mark Phillips, the featured guest, lauded the initiative and noted that the expansion of the Amazonia Mall merely two months after its opening will create “rapidly increasing opportunities” for the East Bank corridor.
“The floodgates of economic opportunities have been opened and as our country continues to develop, Guyana stands center stage as more and more investments and interest is being shown in Guyana’s future.
“And that attention is being driven by Guyana’s transformative development,” the PM remarked.
Director of Operations of Caribbean Cinemas, George Borges noted too that the brand is committed to Guyana’s development, more so, the development of the local economy with the creation of jobs for over 50 locals, independent contractors, suppliers and service providers.
“And at the same time, we are bringing relation and enjoyment with movie entertainment during these tough times in a beautiful environment with affordable prices for all to enjoy,” Borges added.
Meanwhile, the Manager of the Amazonia Mall, Sandra Bipta told the gathering that the new addition of Caribbean Cinemas would serve to enhance “the unique experience” of the mall while also increasing foot traffic.
“The Amazonia Mall is built on family values and caters for the family, the cinema is an ideal place for the family,” she noted.
As part of the opening week schedule, the theatre will present new releases: “Venom: Let There Be Carnage”, “Cop Shop”, “Free Guy” and “Space Jam”, among others. Also, “No Time To Die”, the latest chapter in the 007 franchise with Daniel Craig is confirmed to be released on October 14 and “Dune”, the adaptation of Frank Herbert’s 1965 cult sci-fi novel on October 21.
Movie showtimes will start at 16:00hrs on weekdays and from 14:00hrs on weekends. The price for tickets is $1,100 for adults and $800 for kids. The company will also continue offering its Customer Appreciation Day special every Tuesday with tickets at $800.
Health and safety protocols will be observed for all visitors and employees at the cinema.
With the new COVID-19 environment and to minimize contact areas inside the theater, patrons will have the option to purchase tickets online. Also, the cinema will operate with 60% capacity to create social distancing by leaving seats and empty rows between parties.
Proof of vaccination and identification card is required from all guests, excluding pregnant women and children under the age of 18.