Bedford Centre Nu Metro expands


South African cinema operator Nu Metro Cinemas has announced the opening of two new screens at its Bedford Centre Cineplex in Johannesburg’s eastern suburbs, taking the total number of screens to ten.

“These two new cinemas are state-of-the-art, providing the latest digital and 3D technology,’ said Mark Harris, Content executive of Nu Metro Cinemas.

General manager of Nu Metro Cinemas, Danie van der Merwe, said, “One of the new screens offers the revolutionary experience of enjoying the latest blockbusters in a family beanbag cinema, from the comfort of one of our deluxe beanbags.’

“Ensuring that the cinema experience is even more convenient and satisfying, we have also opened a self-service confectionery counter, and, in the coming months, we will be installing new seating in the rest of the cinema auditoria.’ he added.

Bedford Centre has a lengthy legacy—two of the cinemas turn 40 this year. After Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer and Film Trust merged in 1969, they opened “Metro 1 & 2′ in 1972. Those two cinemas are currently the oldest on the Nu Metro Cinemas circuit.

Construction of two new screens started late last year, and the cinemas are now officially open.


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