Cinema Sofa Seats Have Allegedly Grown Mould After 2 Months Of MCO

SAYS reached out to several cinemas to check which outlet these seats belong to.

Cover image via Chong Andy/Facebook

It seems that retail stores aren't the only ones struggling with mould right now.

Photos are now circulating on social media showing mouldy cinema seats.

On Tuesday, 12 May, Facebook user Chong Andy posted images of purple and red cinema seats covered in mould that have since been shared over 2,700 times.

SAYS has reached out to multiple cinemas in Malaysia to clarify which theatres are in the photos

Golden Screen Cinemas (GSC) responded that the photos are not GSC theatres and explained that they have not left their cinemas unattended since day one of the Movement Control Order (MCO).

They revealed that they ventilate their cinemas on alternate days by switching the air-conditioning on to circulate the air and also carry out mould and fungal checks in all of the halls and seats.

Meanwhile, a spokesperson for TGV Cinemas told SAYS that they have done a thorough investigation internally and can fully verify that the photos do not represent any of their cinema halls.

"Comprehensive safety standards will be executed throughout all locations after our closure period as the health and safety of our customers, as well as employees, are of top priority," reads the statement.

"More details on the comprehensive safety standards will be shared soon on our digital channels."

MBO Cinemas also explained that the cinemas in question are not theirs.

"From the start of the Movement Control Order (MCO), we have ensured that all common touchpoints in the cinema such as the railings, counters, seats, floors, washrooms, and others are cleaned and disinfected weekly at all of our locations nationwide," a spokesperson of MBO told SAYS.

The owner of Lotus Five Star Cinemas recently revealed that these photos are not of their cinemas and assured that they have been cleaning their halls daily throughout this MCO period.

We are currently waiting for mmCineplexes to respond and will update this article once we have received more information.

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