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Trinidadian cineplex eyeing Jamaica

Published:Tuesday | September 11, 2018 | 11:42 AM
MovieTowne chairman and founder Derek Chin - Trinidad Express photo

Popular Trinidadian cineplex, MovieTowne, is looking to come to Jamaica.

MovieTowne chairman and founder Derek Chin told the Trinidad Express newspaper on Monday that he plans to expand into the island and in St Lucia.

“The brand and MovieTowne and what we have done with it in the last 15 years has really created a brand that many countries are interested in us coming. Offers of land or concessions to come and invest in their island or country are something I am working with,” Chin was quoted as saying.

He reportedly revealed that interests in Jamaica and other islands invited the company to enter their market.

“I’m looking at St Lucia after Guyana and then I will like to tackle Jamaica. And of course if something happens in North America we’ll try a shot there too,” Chin reportedly indicated.

After more than a decade of operating in Trinidad, MovieTowne is currently building its first cineplex outside of the twin-island republic in Guyana and is said to be the most significant private sector investment in the South American country.

Chin reportedly indicated that the US$45 million cineplex is set to open between November and December this year.

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