The movie theater chain QFX is opening it’s theater in the fifth location – at Pulchowk. The theater is located at Lalitpur Labim Mall at Pulchowk, Lalitpur. The theater will feature the latest technology in movie theater. According to the distribution chief, Basanta Manandhar, coffee chain, Java, has also invested in the theater.
The above digital model of Labim Mall is released by QFX chief Nakim Uddin. Uddin is also the president of the film theater association Nepal Chalchitra Sangh.
QFX has three other theaters in Kathmandu – Kathmandu Central, Jaya Nepal and Kumari theaters. QFX’s first theater out of Kathmandu, Jalma theater in Chitwan started its operation six months ago.
Multiplex theaters are accused of giving preferences to foreign movies to Nepali movies. Actor Nikhil Upreti had complained and gone public with his dissatisfaction when QFX theaters took out his movie ‘Bhairav’ despite of better than normal performance. Similar complaints were also heard in the past. At the time when the Indian government has imposed an undeclared blockade, CPN Maoist-Biplav faction has been trying to stop theaters from screening Hindi movies. The effort however hasn’t been successful.
Opening of new business despite of bleak economic outlook because of the earthquake of April last year and the Indian blockade is considered a welcome effort by economists.
The fifth chain of QFX at Lalitpur is scheduled to open on February 1, 2016.
QFX theaters in Kathmandu (Google Maps)