“People do business for money, but MovieTowne is an initiative intended to do much more than garner profits.”
This are the words of Chairman of MovieTowne ( Multicinemas Incorporated) Derek Chin, who explained that when MovieTowne’s Turkeyen, East Coast Demerara, complex is opened in Guyana, special emphasis would be placed on giving Guyana’s film industry the exposure it needs.
“We will have screens dedicated to showing movies that are made in Guyana, by the people of Guyana,” Chin, who was born in Guyana, declared.
Even though Guyana’s creative arts industry has produced some fascinating movies, it has not enjoyed the kind of exposure being afforded films made in Caribbean countries like Trinidad and Tobago.
That might soon change however, as MovieTowne has pledged the necessary support and opportunity to give the local movie industry the impetus needed to grow, once it becomes operational in Guyana.
Trinidadian talent was significantly boosted following the establishment of MovieTowne their in 2002. With that, playwrights, actors, directors, videographers and many other professionals from the Twin Island Republic’s film industry, have enjoyed tremendous ‘big screen’ exposure.
The businessman explained that with Guyana being the basis of his identity, developing the country and exposing the beauty of it to the world, remains paramount.
When it opens in a few months, MovieTowne, a multi-billion-dollar facility intendeds to astonish movie goers with the “magic of world-class cinema.”
“It is going to be spectacular!” Chin, guaranteed.
Previously deemed a “Mecca for movie lovers,” construction of the massive entertainment complex is moving apace.
Despite some challenges, Chin and his team say they are working tirelessly to execute a “spectacular May 2018” opening.
“Guyana will be astonished, I guarantee it,” Chin said confidently.