MBO Cinemas

MCAT Box Office Sdn Bhd (trading as MBO Cinemas) was a chain of cinemas in Malaysia. It was the third largest cinema chain in the country after Golden Screen Cinemas and TGV Cinemas. MBO Cinemas went into liquidation in 2020 due to COVID-19 pandemic.[1] Later in 2021, Golden Screen Cinemas acquired MBO Cinemas' majority assets.[2]

MCAT Box Office Sdn Bhd
TypeProprietary company
IndustryMedia, Entertainment
HeadquartersMalaysia
ProductsCinemas
Websitewww.mbocinemas.com www.mbocinemas.com/mboexperiences

OverviewEdit

There were around 26 MBO Cinemas in Malaysia at the time of bankruptcy. The latest MBO Cinemas opened in AEON Mall Bandar Dato' Onn Johor Bahru. The cinema features 3 MBO Special Halls, namely BIG SCREEN, MX4D and KECIL. MBO Cinemas also offers standard halls at all its locations while some new locations offer MBO Special Halls.

MBO Cinemas Special halls

  • BIG SCREEN
  • MX4D
  • ONYX
  • KECIL
  • PREMIER

KECIL was the first Children Family Movie hall by MBO Cinemas that features Family Bed, Beanie Seats and In-Hall Playground.KECIL was available at 7 MBO Cinemas locations in Malaysia.

CinemasEdit

Northern RegionEdit

Cinema Total Halls Seats Location State Remarks
Central Square 8 1,160 Sungai Petani Kedah Located on Level 5. Hall 8 is equipped with DOLBY ATMOS
Kulim Central 6 1,108 Kulim Kedah Located on Level 2
Taiping Sentral 7 1,208 Taiping Perak Located on Level 2
Teluk Intan 3 450 Teluk Intan Perak Located on Level 2
Falim, Ipoh 8 1,164 Ipoh Perak Located on Level 2 at AEON BiG Falim features BIG SCREEN and KECIL

Central RegionEdit

Cinema Total Halls Seats Location State Remarks
Brem Mall 12 1,810 Kepong Kuala Lumpur Located on Level 6
Setapak Central 7 1,040 Setapak Kuala Lumpur Located on Level 2
KL East Mall 9 TBA Taman Melawati Kuala Lumpur Located on Level G3 Opening Soon
Kepong Village Mall 7 1,078 Kepong Kuala Lumpur Located on Level 1
Subang Parade 8 1,365 Subang Jaya Selangor Located on East Wing of Level 2
Space U8 7 1,466 Shah Alam Selangor Located on Level 3
Harbour Place 11 1,362 Klang Selangor Located on Level 7
Citta Mall 9 1,617 Petaling Jaya Selangor Located on Level 3.
the Starling 10 1,457 Petaling Jaya Selangor Located on Level 5 features BIG SCREEN, MX4D, PREMIER and KECIL
Atria Shopping Gallery 8 1,229 Petaling Jaya Selangor Located on Level 6 features BIG SCREEN and KECIL

Southern RegionEdit

Cinema Total Halls Seats Location State Remarks
Era Square Mall 10 1,456 Seremban Negeri Sembilan Located on Level 3
Melaka Mall 7 1,212 Ayer Keroh Melaka Located on Level 2
Square One Shopping Centre 8 1,217 Batu Pahat Johor Located on Level 3. Recently renovated with new look
U Mall 5 606 Skudai, Johor Bahru Johor Located on Level 1
Heritage Mall 7 1,036 Kota Tinggi Johor Located on Level 2
Kluang Mall 6 1,067 Kluang Johor Located on Level 2
Elements Mall 10 1,584 Bandar Hilir Melaka Located on Level 11 features BIG SCREEN
AEON Mall Bandar Dato' Onn 5 663 Bandar Dato' Onn Johor Located on Level 2 features BIG SCREEN, MX4D and KECIL

East Coast RegionEdit

Cinema Total Halls Seats Location State Remarks
Kuantan City Mall 9 1,344 Kuantan Pahang Located at Level 4 features BIG SCREEN, and KECIL

East MalaysiaEdit

Cinema Total Halls Seats Location State Remarks
The Spring 8 1,584 Kuching Sarawak Located on Level 2. Consists of 1 Premier Hall. Hall 5 equipped with Auro 11.1 3D sound system.
Imago Mall 8 1,038 Kota Kinabalu Sabah Located on Level 2.

MBO Special HallsEdit

MBO Cinemas new locations mostly offered new experiences which they called MBO Special Halls. There are 5 Special Halls, namely BIG SCREEN, MX4D, KECIL, PREMIER and Samsung ONYX.

BIG SCREEN features BARCO Laser Projection and DOLBY ATMOS

BIG SCREEN Locations
MBO AEON Mall Bandar Dato' Onn (1 Hall)
MBO Atria Shopping Gallery (1 Hall)
MBO Falim Ipoh (1 Hall)
MBO Kuantan City Mall (1 Hall)
MBO the Starling (1 Hall)
MBO Elements Mall Melaka (1 Hall)

KECIL is the FIRST Children Friendly hall by MBO that features In-Hall Playground. The tagline is "In Here, Your Child's Imagination May Run Free". In KECIL hall the children are FREE to roam around while the movie is playing, it also features Family Bed seating together with a Diaper Changing Room outside the hall, Brighter hall and the movie sound is not too loud.

KECIL Locations
MBO AEON Mall Bandar Dato' Onn (2 Halls)
MBO Subang Parade (2 Halls)
MBO Atria Shopping Gallery (2 Halls)
MBO Square One Batu Pahat (1 Hall)
MBO Kuantan City Mall (1 Hall)
MBO Falim Ipoh (1 Hall)
MBO the Starling (2 Halls)

MX4D Motion EFX at MBO will elevate your movie experience. The halls feature Hall EFX + Seat EFX paired with any movie playing, and sometimes the movies are played in 3D format (often it is in 2D + EFX)

MX4D Locations
MBO AEON Mall Bandar Dato' Onn (1 Hall)
MBO the Starling (1 Hall)

Samsung ONYX is the first LED cinema at MBO

ONYX Locations
MBO Atria Shopping Gallery (1 Hall)

PREMIER - luxury cinema experience at MBO

PREMIER Locations
MBO the Starling (1 Hall)

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