New entertainment centre in town!


What better way to celebrate the completion of my thesis than... go watch a movie! Me and my girlfriend went to Cineleisure in Damansara to watch Cars, the latest animation movie by Pixar. Well the movie was of course very entertaining (..it's Pixar!). I really enjoyed the racing scenes in the movie although it was animated. Watching Cars, you tend to forget that there is no human character in the movie, because the filmmakers managed to create humanlike characters through those talking cars. Somehow it's believable. Go watch it.. and don't forget to watch the cameo of a very famous Formula One driver towards the end of the movie. It's damn funny..

Enough about the movie, what I really wanted to write about is the new cinema in town, Cathay Cineplex at Cineleisure, Damansara. I first heard about it last month, and I just had to check it out. The building is owned by Cathay organization and it promises to be a complete entertainment centre. Well, by the look of it, it is far from complete but the cinema halls are excellent and so far the best in the country, in my opinion. The concourse area is well-designed and quite spacious. The tickets counters are cleverly placed at the centre complete with monitors on every counters so that cinema patrons can easily picked their seats. The concession area sells everything from the usual popcorn and coke and even kacang puteh. Cathay definitely wanted the patrons to reminisce those early days of cinema with kacang puteh and asam boi. Thank god there's no kuaci though.

There's 10 cinema halls that come equipped with DOLBY DIGITAL SURROUND, DTS and SRD. The sound system for me is excellent. It really justifies the ambience of the cinema hall. While watching Cars, the sound of the car engines roars from the front and side speakers and you could feel the crisp quality digital sound. Full marks for the audio department. The widescreen is very large and the picture quality is very good. What I really, really like about the cinema hall is the seats. It is very ergonomic and plush. The distance between your seat and the front seat is 1.1 metre, that means more legroom and comfort. My constant problem of numb, dead legs while sitting through a 2 and a half hour movie is now finally gone. It certainly makes movie watching a more comfortable experience.

The online booking system is excellent (..I tried) and you could book your ticket 21 days in advance. Now that's good. There's also this little hall called The Picture House that shows independent award winning movie, and you can host a little movie party there complete with food and beverages at the Preview Lounge. And I read somewhere they even broadcast World Cup matches inside the cinema halls but I don't know if that's true.. Awesome.

There's still a lot of empty floors and shoplots inside Cineleisure and although the place is yet to be completed, I expect Cineleisure to be a favourite place for moviegoers to hang out in the near future. In the Cineleisure website the 'coming soon' attractions include retail outlets, fast food chain, service outlets, bowling and the biggest, most sophisticated gaming facility with over 150 PCs and gaming consoles in a place called E2MAX where you can fight one-on-one on the big screen where the whole mall can see you battling it out with your friends. Can't wait for that one!

Go catch a movie there and tell me what you think..


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13 comments:

  1. Javard said...
     

    hey edd....i loooove cineleisure toooo...actually im hooked with the whole mutiara damansara/ perdana development. u can definitely find me there weekends at the curve entah buat ape ape entah... watched x-men and 2 fast 2 furious tokyo drift there...i like the place ah/.//

    did you notice then some parking spaces are reserved for women...some say its discrimination but its also to avoid anything 2 happen kalau perempuan nak gi parking sorang2 after a midnight show...

  2. Edd Vedder said...
     

    javard..
    yes i did notice ada parking spaces yg mmg reserved utk women. Parking tu yg paling dekat dgn pintu. Bagi aku OK la tu, at least diaorang feel a bit safe to park di underground parking yg sunyi tu.

    ..tapi aku takut pompuan plak yg rasa discriminate sbb parking yg dekat ngan pintu ni selalunya utk handicapped people. Ladies, what say you?

  3. Zack said...
     

    Aku tak drive, dan belum pernah sampai lagi ke sana, but in view of the most recent incident (pasal stewardess yg kena rape kat car-park tu), aku rasa bagus jugak cadangan tu.

    Cars, hmmm... nak bawak anak aku gi tengok, tp masih belum ada kesempatan lagi...

    btw, welcome back Edd. Tahniah sbb berjaya menghabiskan tesis. I know how THAT feels like...

  4. Edd Vedder said...
     

    thanks zack..

    Aku rasa pun bagus gak parking spaces utk pompuan tu. Lagipun tempat tu sunyi.. belum banyak kedai lagi.

  5. Nazim Masnawi said...
     

    Ah, siol! Terhalang lagi aktiviti merogol aku.

    Edd dude, ko bleh tolong aku download satu cerita ni tak?

  6. Edd Vedder said...
     

    yes rapist..
    ko nak aku download citer apa?

  7. fadz said...
     

    kesian edd asyik kena suruh download cerita...mueheheh..thx dude for this info..i will go, nantilah..hopefully they would have re-runs of classic b/w pics...haaaaa, mesti best tgk kat layar cantik

  8. Edd Vedder said...
     

    fadz.. my man! wazzup?

    b/w movie on the big screen? Hmmm.. kena tunggu Mamat Khalid's 'Bila Larut Malam..'. I heard great things about the movie.

  9. Nazim Masnawi said...
     

    Tolong aku download siri Freaks & Geeks. Satu season je cerita tu. 18 episod. Satu episod = 60 mins. Bleh eh? Bleh eh? Kasi burn dlm DVD pastu kita jumpa kat memana utk pass barang. Harga bisa dirunding.

  10. Edd Vedder said...
     

    Aku rasa ko pun mcm aku.. tgk program '100 greatest teen stars' kat MTV, lepas tu ketagih nak download citer remaja 80's!

    ..kalau ko masih ingat, aku pernah mention dlm blog ni yg aku dh takleh download movie kat ofis. Tapi aku akan try cari. Kalau rezeki ko baik, maybe ada kot.

    ..serious aku tgh ketagih nak tgk St Elmo's Fire, Breakfast Club, Ferris Bueller, Say Anything, Pretty in Pink, Sixteen Candles, Fast Times at Ridgemont High....etc.

    Arghh.. kenapa dh takleh download kat ofis ni.. why!!!why!!

  11. Nazim Masnawi said...
     

    I've been hearing about Freaks & Geeks for quite some times. Tapi bila aku tgk clip dia kat rancangan VH1 tu, scene satu watak ni sound hero dia yg geek, "She's a cheerleader, you've seen Star Wars 47 times. You do the math." I was totally hooked, man.

    And yeah, Fast Times is one of the films yg sampai laaa ni aku tak dpt² tgk. Tensen aku!

    Dan sesapa ckp 80s suck balls can go to hell!

  12. Edd Vedder said...
     

    aku dh agak ko mesti tgk program VH1 kat MTV tu.. hehe.

    Aku try cari F&G..

  13. fadz said...
     

    ko tak pernah tgk nazim Fast Times? isyk isyk..

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