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‘Art house’ cinema due for central Bangkok next year

Nov 23. 2018
Chomsajee Techaratanaprasert, left, and Pongnarin Ulis
Chomsajee Techaratanaprasert, left, and Pongnarin Ulis
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By The Nation

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“House” Cinema plans to launch a new cinema complex in the heart of Bangkok with the “House Samyan Cinema” to be the largest movie theatre in Bangkok.

The three screens with 440 seats altogether aim to show quality international, award-winning and arts film. 

It will have a direct link to the MRT Samyan station and new cinema technology with an investment budget of over Bt40 million. Customers can book online. 

Pongnarin Ulis, one of the founders, said: “House Samyan Movie Theatre will bring solutions to diversified customers. Viewers want movies that offer knowledge and inspiration that can be apply to their self-improvement more than simply just for pleasure. The demand for watching films in a cinema is still apparent.”

Chomsajee Techaratanaprasert, another co-founder, said: “We expect that House Samyan Movie Theatre will become a leading theatre for the largest groups of moviegoers in Bangkok by 2022. We target for 40 per cent market share for our niche market. This market currently accounts for 800,000-1,000,000 viewers. 

The cinema will open by the end of 2019, they said.

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