Monday, March 29, 2010

Early morning fire at the 1Utama Golden Screen Cinemas (GSC)

Saturday March 27, 2010

An early morning fire at the 1Utama Golden Screen Cinemas (GSC) here had the company issuing ticket refunds up to RM20,000 to its customers.

Golden Screen Cinemas Sdn Bhd operations manager, Steven Kon told The Star that the cinema would only resume business at 10am today after being closed for a day yesterday.

At press time, the company was still issuing refunds to customers who had missed the shows due to the blaze.

The fire was believed to have started at about 12.05am yesterday after smoke was seen billowing from underneath the shutters of the cinema’s cafe, said Kon.

“My workers were the first ones to realise a fire had started. They immediately contacted the fire department,” he said.

He added the fire was put out by 4am by a team of firemen from a nearby station.

Kon said almost all of those who had made prior bookings had claimed their refunds.

“Only a handful, unaware of the fire came, for the scheduled shows. They were informed about the refund entitlement and were presented with complimentary tickets.”

One of them, college student Karissa Ivo, 21 had gone to the cinema with friends, expecting to watch a 10.30pm movie.

“I’m disappointed but glad I got my money back and I was also been given two complimentary tickets.”


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