Friday, June 15, 2007

Coliseum KL Reopens with 'Sivaji The Boss'

15 June 2007 - The venerable Coliseum Cinema in Kuala Lumpur reopened with a bang yesterday after a two-week closure for renovations. With long queues seen at the premises yesterday afternoon, the cinema management told this blogger that all tickets for the Tamil blockbuster "Sivaji The Boss" were sold out early in the evening.

Cinema Manager Sofie Babu said yesterday that the Coliseum was closed on May 29 for maintenance and repairs to its seats, toilets and other facilities. "We reopened for the blockbuster "Sivaji" tonight and I am glad that both the 9pm and midnight shows were sold out."

Sofie said "Sivaji" will be shown in the regular 35mm format and as such there was no need for any digital system installations to be done to their projectors. This was the second time in two years that the Coliseum closed its doors for repairs. On 2 October last year, it closed for renovations to its air-conditioning system and reopened in time for the Deepa-Raya holidays on 21 October, showing the blockbuster "Godfather" (or "Varalaru"). This time around, it reopened in time for what is arguably the biggest Tamil movie of the year – "Sivaji The Boss".

Since the early Sixties, the Coliseum KL had been a premier location for Indian movies. Today, it is still living up to its reputation.


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