BUSINESS BYTE: The wait is finally over, emerald movies to open to public

After months of anticipation,  the management team of Emerald movies announces its opening date to be Monday June 17.

Dominica was recently listed among the few Caribbean islands without a movie theatre since the shutdown of the previous theatre over a decade ago.

After 10 years in the making, Emerald movies is a brand new company with a totally new vision, geared towards bringing a different form of entertainment to Dominica. Although the location is the same, major changes has taken place in order to make the place more inviting and welcoming.

According to management,  the system layout was designed by engineers in Miami, the movie theatre is fully air conditioned (sweaters/warm clothing are advised to be worn). The theatre holds 180 persons comfortably. Businesses and individuals can rent out the venue with the use of the screens and equipment for private viewings and the like.

Food from outside is not permitted inside the theatre, therefore all snacks should be purchased from the concession stand. The following snacks will be sold: popcorn (small, medium, large) with or without butter, jumbo hot dogs and nachos, soft drinks (soda beverages).

Prices for tickets are based on the type of movie that the customer will be watching with VAT included. Regular prices are:

Adults: $22

Children: $14 (Ages 11 and under)

Senior: $20 (Retirement age and above)

3D glasses are included in the price for the 3D movies, prices are:

Adults: $30

Children: $22

Senior: $25

The first two movies to be played on Monday are Avengers End Game and John Wick 3, advance tickets will be available from Saturday 15th from 2 to 6pm and can be purchased at the Box office. The Box office will also be open two hours before starting time of every movie.

Other movies to be shown for the week are:

X-Men dark Phoenix

Men in Black

Godzilla

Toy Story 4

 

Emerald movies is located in the Prevost Cinemall and the intersection of Kennedy Avenue and Old Street in Roseau and can be contacted via email at emeraldmoviesinc@gmail.com.

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12 Comments

  1. Anthony P. Ismael Minister of Free Pmapers
    June 17, 2019

    Admin. Some photos would be a nice addition to this story. Additionally, I would be remise if I did not address economics in my response. With a minimum wage of EC$4.05 per hour, it will cost a family of four roughly $88.00 plus refreshments to view one movie. With an approximate population of 70,000 people, minus those who left after Hurricane Maria, the economics of scale will not bear fruit here. If we do not seriously address our population density, or lack thereof businesses will continue to falter on island.

  2. time has told
    June 17, 2019

    Once the politicians don’s come around and want to claim part responsibility is all i am saying. I can hear them now, “Under the DLP, we have reintroduced, a movie house, where you and your children and loved ones my brothers and sisters…. bla bla bla bla” you know they like to take credit for people hard work.

  3. Nudibranch
    June 16, 2019

    please institute a no talking and no cell phone policy too.

  4. SN
    June 15, 2019

    I am curios as to why a Monday grand opening instead of a weekend opening. Hope people vote with their dollars; if they don’t, it will not last. Best wishes.

  5. MOVIE BOY
    June 15, 2019

    Let’s hope all the patrons will understand the respect and discipline one has to display in the theatre in order for everyone to enjoy the movies. In other words, no talking and shouting while the movie is playing.

  6. the cost of entertainment
    June 15, 2019

    So it will cost a family of 4 $88 to watch a movie….will there be sufficient patrons over time to cover operating costs. Maybe if they don’t keep the the temperature so low so as to require sweaters thereby keeping the DOMLEC bill low and the carbon footprint too. DA going green remember?

    • Breathe
      June 17, 2019

      That’s the best you can come up with?

  7. marcus
    June 14, 2019

    It would be a good idea to post the when and where the movie house is.

    ADMIN: The bottom of the article indicates it is located at the Prevo Cinemall.

    • Jack Sparrow
      June 15, 2019

      DNO, please be patient with marcus, since school days he could not read too well.

  8. Jack Sparrow
    June 14, 2019

    ehh ehh, finally a place to go after Roseau close down at 6.
    Dominica improving man… ehh ehh…. look it.

  9. June 14, 2019

    woshhh ebeh it was about time,,, And i hope is not vary allu coming play,,, open for a month n then shut down,,, so if Allu mean business , i in that,,, Long overdue

  10. Bring back the kidnapped Dominican parrots
    June 14, 2019

    It this at the old Carib theater location or the Arawak location. Is it the same building.

    ADMIN: This is at the Prevo Cinemall opposite Whitchurch Supermarket.

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