If you’re someone who frequents or lives near Damansara Utama, we’ve got some awesome news for you.

The new MBO Cinemas at The Starling Mall opened its doors to the public yesterday evening (Thursday, 6th April). In case you’re wondering, no, this is not just another cinema. MBO’s new offering has several unique features that can’t be found in any other cinemas in Malaysia.

Did you hear? MBO at The Starling Mall is officially open! Come hang at this new cinema if you’re in Damansara Uptown ? #MBO #MBOCinemas #StarlingMall #DamansaraUptown #Movies


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We’re happy to announce that this new concept will allow urban audience to choose how they want to view a movie. They could either bring the whole family, indulge in a luxurious setting with a loved one or have a more experiential journey with state-of-the-art technology,” said Director of Operations Mariam Yazmin El Bacha in a press release.

Members of the media were invited to the grand launch to have first dips on what MBO’s latest addition has to offer. Besides the introduction of advanced technologies (Barco Laser Projection and Dolby ATMOS), we were also impressed with these following concepts:

1. 3 special movie halls

  • MBO Premier
Source: MBO Cinemas

Known as MBO’s most intimate hall, MBO Premier not only has a reclining sofa leather chair but also a movable table facing a wall to wall screen. Tickets come with an exclusive snack bag (inclusive of: 22oz soft drinks or mineral water, 46oz popcorn, sandwiches, Ferrero Rocher, and Wet Tissue).

  • MBO Kecil
MBO Cinemas
Source: MBO Cinemas

Wait, why does this cinema hall look like a playground? That’s cause MBO now has a special movie hall dedicated to parents and their children. In the MBO Kecil hall, there are Kecil sofa beds, bean bags, and yes, even a playground near the screen. Unlike traditional cinemas, kids are allowed to run and play to their heart’s content.

  • MBO Big Screen
MBO Cinemas
Source: MBO Cinemas

The MBO Big Screen has, arguably, one of the biggest screen in the country. Coupled with Barco’s laser RGB projector – the first of its kind in Malaysia – and Dolby ATMOS’ quality sound system, movie-goers will be able to step into another world without leaving their seats.

2. MX4D with motion seats


Instead of just watching the action playing on the cinema screen, audiences will also be able to “feel” it. The availability of MX4D with motion seats is the first in Malaysia where the seats will replicate movements on screen to the individuals watching it.

Here’s a snippet of our experience yesterday, courtesy of YouTube user King Daniel:

The new MBO is located at level 5, The Starling, Damansara Uptown. For more information, check out MBO Cinemas’ website here.

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