Golden Screen Cinemas

Golden Screen Cinemas (also known as GSC, GSC Movies or GSC Cinemas) is an entertainment and film distribution company in Malaysia. It is the largest Malaysian cinema company, with most of its cinemas are located in the Mid Valley Megamall with 21 screen cinemas and 2763 seats.[1] This movie network spread across several major cities throughout Malaysia and most of them located in shopping centers with Hollywood and Malaysian movies as the main menu, equipped with Dolby Digital and THX sound system.

Golden Screen Cinemas Sdn Bhd
TypePrivate
IndustryMedia, Entertainment
Founded1 April 1987; 34 years ago (1987-04-01)
HeadquartersMalaysia
Key people
Koh Mei Lee (CEO)
ProductsCinema
ParentPPB Group
Websitewww.gsc.com.my

HistoryEdit

Golden Screen Cinemas was founded in 1987 under the name Golden Communications Circuit, a joint venture between Hong Kong's Golden Harvest and the Malaysian conglomerate PPB Group, the latter of whom operated a small set of Malaysian cinemas leased from Shaw Brothers Studio.[2] After a January 1988 merger between Golden Communications (GC) Circuit and the Malaysian branch of Cathay Organisation, the company was renamed Golden Screen Cinemas.[3]

OverviewEdit

As of January 2018, GSC has 344 screens in 36 locations throughout Malaysia.[4] Respective Malaysian states with GSC cinemas are Johor (3), Kedah (2), Kuala Lumpur (8), Melaka (2), Negeri Sembilan (2), Pahang (3), Penang (3), Perak (1), Putrajaya (2), Sabah (2), Sarawak (2) and Selangor (8).

GSC CinemasEdit

JohorEdit

Cinema Total Halls Seats Location Remarks
Paradigm Mall Johor Bahru 16 2,107 Johor Bahru Features THX, DOLBY ATMOS, GSC MAXX, 4DX, and Premiere Class[5]
The Mall, Mid Valley Southkey 18 1,645 Johor Bahru Opened 14 November 2019. Included with IMAX, 4DX, DOLBY ATMOS, Screen X, Play+, Onyx, and also Features Aurum Theatre, an ultra-luxury boutique cinema
Sunway Big Box TBA TBA Iskandar Puteri Opening 4th Quarter of 2021

KedahEdit

Cinema Total Halls Seats Location Remarks
Amanjaya Mall 8 1,306 Sungai Petani GSC Lite[6]
Aman Central Mall 10 1,599 Alor Setar Features THX, DOLBY ATMOS, and D-BOX[7]

Kuala LumpurEdit

 
GSC Cinema in Berjaya Time Square
Cinema Total Halls Seats Location Remarks
The Gardens 7 226 Mid Valley City Renovated and converted into GSC AURUM. Re-opened on 5th Dec 2019[8]
Mid Valley Megamall 21 2,763 Mid Valley City Features THX, DOLBY ATMOS, ONYX Cinema LED, and D-BOX[9]
MyTOWN Shopping Centre 17 2,129 Cheras Features GSC MAXX, DOLBY ATMOS, D-BOX, THX, 4DX, play+, and Premiere Class[10]
Eko Cheras Mall 8 1,161 Cheras Features DOLBY ATMOS[11]
Nu Sentral 11 1,783 Brickfields Features THX and DOLBY ATMOS[12]
Quill City Mall 10 1,751 Jalan Sultan Ismail Features THX and DOLBY ATMOS[13]

MalaccaEdit

Cinema Total Halls Seats Location Remarks
AEON Mall Bandaraya Melaka 10 1,783 Malacca Features DOLBY ATMOS and D-BOX[14]
Dataran Pahlawan Melaka Megamall 10 2,004 Bandar Hilir Features DOLBY ATMOS[15]

Negeri SembilanEdit

Cinema Total Halls Seats Location Remarks
Terminal 1 4 1010 Seremban GSC Lite[16]
Palm Mall 10 1659 Seremban Features THX and D-BOX[17]

PahangEdit

Cinema Total Halls Seats Location Remarks
East Coast Mall 9 1,633 Kuantan Features DOLBY ATMOS and D-BOX[18]
Mentakab Star Mall 6 1,093 Mentakab GSC Lite[19]

PenangEdit

Cinema Total Halls Seats Location Remarks
Gurney Plaza 12 1,610 Georgetown Features THX, DOLBY ATMOS, D-BOX, and Premiere Class[20]
Queensbay Mall 8 1,528 Bayan Lepas Features DOLBY ATMOS[21]
Sunway Carnival Mall 8 1,098 Seberang Jaya Features DOLBY ATMOS[22]

PerakEdit

Cinema Total Halls Seats Location Remarks
Ipoh Parade 11 1,926 Ipoh Features THX, DOLBY ATMOS, GSC MAXX, and D-BOX[23]

PutrajayaEdit

Cinema Total Halls Seats Location Remarks
Alamanda 8 1,404 Presint 1 [24]
IOI City Mall 13 2,133 Putrajaya Features GSC MAXX, THX, D-BOX, DOLBY ATMOS, and 4DX[25]

SabahEdit

Cinema Total Halls Seats Location Remarks
Suria Sabah 8 1,471 Kota Kinabalu Features DOLBY ATMOS and D-BOX[26]
1Borneo Hypermall 8 1,504 Kota Kinabalu [27]

SarawakEdit

Cinema Total Halls Seats Location Remarks
Bintang Megamall 8 1,010 Miri GSC Lite[28]
CityONE Megamall 10 1,868 Kuching Features THX, DOLBY ATMOS, and D-BOX[29]

SelangorEdit

Cinema Total Halls Seats Location Remarks
1 Utama 13 2,180 Bandar Utama Features Gold Class, DOLBY ATMOS, SCREEN X, D-BOX, THX, and 4DX[30]
IOI Mall 10 2,092 Puchong Features DOLBY ATMOS and play+[31]
3 Damansara Shopping Mall 8 1,465 Damansara Utama [32]
Paradigm Mall 9 1,566 Kelana Jaya [33]
Setia City Mall 9 1,570 Setia Alam Features DOLBY ATMOS[34]
The Summit 7 931 USJ Features THX and DOLBY ATMOS[35]
Klang Parade 8 1,323 Klang [36]
Melawati Mall 10 1,424 Taman Melawati Features THX, DOLBY ATMOS, and D-BOX[37]

Cinema ExperienceEdit

GSC has certain cinema halls called "Cinema Experiences" that have special features. [38]

GSC LiteEdit

Locations
Amanjaya Mall (Hall 8)
Mentakab Star Mall (Hall 6)
Terminal One (Hall 4)
Berjaya Megamall (Hall 5)
Bintang Megamall (Hall 8)

4DXEdit

4DX halls are auditoriums that employ motion enabled chairs; these chairs create strong vibrations and sensations, as well as environmental controls for simulated weather conditions, such as lightning, rain, flashing (strobe) lights, fog, and strong scents.[39]

Locations
1 Utama (Hall 7)
IOI City Mall (Hall 3)
Paradigm Mall JB
The Mall, Mid Valley Southkey

AURUMEdit

GSC's "AURUM" cinematic experience includes luxury recliners, private cabins, individualised services, continental dining. Each AURUM ticket offers moviegoers a food delivered directly to their seats; tickets also include a private screening for up to 20 people, as well as a built-in karaoke system.[40]

Locations
The Mall, Mid Valley Southkey
The Gardens Mall

D-BOXEdit

D-BOX theatres incorporate movement through chairs during screenings.[41]

Locations
1 Utama (Hall 3)
AEON Bandaraya Melaka (Hall 1)
CityOne Megamall (Hall 1)
East Coast Mall (Hall 1)
Gurney Plaza (Hall 3)
IOI City Mall (Hall 11)
Ipoh Parade (Hall 1)
Melawati Mall (Hall 1)
Mid Valley Megamall (Hall 18)
MyTOWN Shopping Centre (Hall 3)
Palm Mall (Hall 1)
Paradigm Mall JB (Hall 1)
Suria Sabah (Hall 1)
The Mall, Mid Valley Southkey (Hall 4)

DOLBY ATMOSEdit

DOLBY ATMOS specialises in increased sound quality. The hall allows sound to move throughout the theatre, to emulate natural and lifelike audio effects. The experience employs up to 64 speakers.[42]

Locations
1 Utama (Hall 3)
AEON Bandaraya Melaka (Hall 1)
Aman Central Mall (Hall 2)
Berjaya Times Square (Hall 1)
CityOne Megamall (Hall 1)
Dataran Pahlawan (Hall 4)
East Coast Mall (Hall 1)
Eko Cheras Mall (Hall 2)
IOI City Mall (Hall 10 & Hall 11)
IOI Mall (Hall 3)
Ipoh Parade (Hall 1)
Melawati Mall (Hall 1)
Mid Valley Megamall (Hall 18)
MyTOWN Shopping Centre (Hall 3)
Nu Sentral (Hall 3)
Paradigm Mall JB (Hall 1)
Queensbay Mall (Hall 1)
Quill City Mall (Hall 1)
Setia City Mall (Hall 1)
Sunway Carnival Mall (Hall 7)
Suria Sabah (Hall 1)
The Summit (Hall 7)

GSC MAXXEdit

GSC MAXX incorporates dual digital projectors, an active polarized 3D system, and Dolby CP850 sound processes.[43]

Locations
IOI City Mall (Hall 10 & Hall 11)
Ipoh Parade (Hall 1)
MyTOWN Shopping Centre (Hall 3)
The Mall Mid Valley Southkey (Hall 12 Opening Soon)
Paradigm Mall JB (Hall 1)

Gold ClassEdit

Gold Class auditoriums come with accompanying lounges and toilets, reclining seats, and a table for every two seats.[44]

Locations
1 Utama (Hall 1)

IMAXEdit

IMAX features immersive audio combined with high definition images.[45]

Locations
The Mall, Mid Valley Southkey (Hall 1)
Mitsui Lalaport Shopping Park, Kuala Lumpur (Coming Soon)

OnyxEdit

The Onyx cinematic experience features ultra-sharp, high-definition content on the silver screen, with an accompanying LED theatre display. It is the world's first Digital Cinema Initiatives (DCI)-compliant High Dynamic Range (HDR) LED theatre display. Onyx Halls are equipped with JBL by HARMAN Professional Solutions audio technology.[46]

Location
Mid Valley Megamall (Hall 11)

Premiere ClassEdit

Premiere Class experiences have spacious seats, trays, lounges, and toilets.[47]

Locations
Berjaya Times Square (Hall 2)
Gurney Plaza (Hall 1)
MyTOWN Shopping Centre (Hall 13)
Paradigm Mall JB (Premiere Class Hall 1 & Premiere Class Hall 2)

PlayPlusEdit

PlayPlus is a family and child-friendly service.[48]

Locations
IOI Mall
IOI City Mall (coming soon)
East Coast Mall (coming soon)
The Mall, Mid Valley Southkey

Screen XEdit

Screen X provides a 270° viewing experience.[49]

Locations
1 Utama

THXEdit

THX is known for its architectural design, acoustics, sound isolation, and audio-visual equipment performance.[50]

Locations
1 Utama (Hall 2 & Hall 3)
Aman Central Mall (Hall 2)
CityOne Megamall (Hall 1)
Gurney Plaza (Premiere Class Hall 2, Hall 2 & Hall 3)
IOI City Mall (Hall 10 & Hall 11)
Ipoh Parade (Hall 1)
Mid Valley Megamall (Hall 11, Hall 12, Hall 13 & Hall 18)
Nu Sentral (Hall 3)
Palm Mall (Hall 1)
Pavilion (Hall 2 & Hall 3)
Quill City Mall (Hall 1)
The Summit (Hall 7)

See alsoEdit

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