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GSC acquires majority of MBO Cinemas’ assets

PETALING JAYA: Local cinema chain Golden Screen Cinemas (GSC) has announced that it is acquiring assets from the operators of MBO Cinemas, the third-largest cinema chain in the country.

GSC, which is owned by PPB Group Bhd, said it had signed an asset sale agreement on Feb 23 to acquire “the majority of cinema assets” from MCAT Box Office Sdn Bhd and Reel Entertainment Holdings Sdn Bhd.

GSC chief executive officer Koh Mei Lee said PPB Group remained committed to the growth of the cinema sector, adding that they were optimistic about the industry’s revival after the pandemic had passed.

“We are confident that the acquisition of MBO Cinemas’ assets, together with the impending roll-out of the vaccine, will help accelerate our recovery from this pandemic,” she said in a statement today.

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