MBO Cinemas Says It Will Stay Open For Business Despite Reports Of Its Closure

There are currently only four MBO Cinemas outlets open for operation nationwide.

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MBO Cinemas has said that it will continue operations as usual despite reports saying that the company is closing down its business permanently

In a statement to SAYS today, 16 October, the cinema chain operator has indirectly refuted claims of its closure. It said that four of its outlets will continue operations as the others are currently closed due to the Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO).

"Please be informed that some of our outlets are still operating as usual and the outlets that are located in Kuala Lumpur and Selangor need to be temporary closed (sic) due to the CMCO," reads the statement.

The cinema acknowledged its financial issues but did not address the shutting down of its business

"When the MCO came in force in March, the company was not able to operate its cinemas. Although the company resumed business sometime in July, revenue generated from the operations was significantly impacted by strict rules on social distancing and the delay of the release of most blockbuster movies to beyond year 2020," it explained.

"We expect business to operate as usual while efforts are being made to bring the company out of this situation. We hope all of you will continue to support MBO Cinemas."

For now, there are only four MBO Cinemas outlets open for operation nationwide

Locations that are open as usual for now are:
- MBO Cinemas Kluang Mall, Johor
- MBO Cinemas KSL City Mall, Johor
- MBO Cinemas Kuantan City Mall, Pahang
- MBO Cinemas The Spring Kuching, Sarawak

Meanwhile, regarding StarPoints redemption for loyal customers, MBO Cinemas said that members are still able to redeem them at the four outlets.

"They may continue redeem it at their preferred outlet once the rest are open," it added.

Remember to limit your movement and wash your hands often. Watch the latest update on the COVID-19 situation:

It was revealed yesterday, 15 October, that MBO Cinemas could be closing its doors for good:

Meanwhile, the pandemic will cause Malaysia's unemployment rate to balloon to 13% and see 2.4 million citizens without a job:

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