The Jakarta Post
An affordable movie theater currently being built in Teluk Gong market, Penjaringan, North Jakarta, is nearing completion and scheduled to open its doors in April.
According to Indonesian Film Actors Association (Parfi 56) chairman Marcella Zalianti, workers are now putting the finishing touches on the “micro cinema’s” restaurant.
The movie theater will have two studios that will play the latest movies at an affordable price.
“We are leaving the studios for last because that’s the difficult part,” Marcella said on Friday as reported by wartakota.tribunnews.com.
Tickets will be sold at Rp 20,000 (US$ 1.40) on weekdays and Rp 25,000 on weekends. The prices are based on a survey conducted on the area and are expected to encourage people to enjoy movies at the theater instead of watching them online through piracy sites.
The movie theater in Teluk Gon will only be showing Indonesian movies to support the local filmmaking industry.
“It will be a cozy place to hang out and build a movie-watching culture in Indonesia,” she added.
Creative Economy Agency (Bekraf) head Triawan Munaf said Bekraf fully supported “the people’s cinema”.
“We can take part in facilitating and promoting activities at the movie theater, like holding workshops or meetings with film people,” he said. (gis)