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Jakarta Post

Anies lauds Indiskop opening with call for more 'people' theaters

  • A. Muh. Ibnu Aqil
    A. Muh. Ibnu Aqil

    The Jakarta Post

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Jakarta   /   Wed, October 9, 2019   /  01:01 pm
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The Indiskop logo adorns a corridor outside the discount theater, which opened the doors of its inaugural branch at Teluk Gong Market, North Jakarta, on Oct. 9, 2019.(JP/Wendra Ajistyatama)

Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan inaugurated Indiskop on Monday at Teluk Gong Market in Penjaringan, North Jakarta, saying that he expected more theaters to open at public markets across the capital. Anies said that Indiskop would contribute to social equality in Jakarta by providing space for public interaction and affordable entertainment. “Indiskop [offers] an opportunity for Jakartans to watch movies at affordable prices. So this is a new [platform] for building equality,” Anies told reporters at the ribbon-cutting ceremony on Monday. Indiskop has been established under a partnership between city-owned market operator Pasar Jaya and the Indonesian Film Actors Association (Parfi). The movie theater is located on the third floor of the Teluk Gong traditional market. Construction on the Teluk Gong&nb...