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New movie theater planned at Taman Ismail Marzuki

  • News Desk

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Thu, August 22, 2019   /   04:42 pm
New movie theater planned at Taman Ismail Marzuki A visitor takes a photograph of the Taman Ismail Marzuki XXI building as a memory of the TIM arts and cultural center in Central Jakarta on Aug. 18. (JP/ Narabeto Korohama)

A new movie theater is to be built at the Taman Ismail Marzuski (TIM) arts and cultural center, Central Jakarta, to replace the Cinema XXI movie theater that shut down for good just this week.

City-owned PT Jakarta Propertindo (Jakpro) president director Dwi Wahyu Daryoto said that the company, tasked with renovating TIM, has planned for a movie theater to be included in phase two of the revitalization, which starts in January next year and will end in 2021.

“A cinema is part of our second phase of TIM’s revitalization from January 2020 to mid-2021. As for the brand of the cinema, there will be a selection process,” Dwi said on Thursday, Antara news agency reported.

He said the new movie theater would serve as a popular cinema and movie center so local artists could also have their movies played there.

The phase of the revitalization also includes improving the interiors and other facilities of TIM, including the planetarium.

TIM is currently in phase one of the revitalization project, starting in 2019 and ending in 2020, with construction company PT Wijaya Karya as the contractor of the project.

Wijaya Karya is currently doing preparation works while demolishing some buildings in TIM.

Phase one of the revitalization will renovate the parking area and the front park, as well as construct a library and a mosque to replace the existing ones.

Dwi said the revitalization would cost up to Rp 1.8 trillion (US$126.4 million) with Jakpro’s administration investment participation scheme. (ami)