At last, the silver screen looks set to arrive in Tarapoto (in Morales, to be precise). According to the Interactiva Radio website, construction of the new 1,000-seater cinema is nearing completion, with the doors set to open to the public in early 2012.
“The business initiative will use digital technology, incorporating 3D projections, acoustic amphitheatre and a giant screen,” says Interactive Radio. It will be located within the Club Posada de Morales, a space typically reserved for weddings and other functions.
According to the article, Edilberto Laban, the owner of Club Posada de Morales, has invested more than US$300,000 in the project. I assume that includes the cost of a decent air conditioning system — otherwise, we could end up with a large and surprisingly comfortable oven.
I’m hoping it will turn out well; I’m a big fan of the cinema, so this is news of knee-trembling proportions. I might head down to Morales and ask for a sneak peek — I’ll let you know if I manage to get inside.
Wow, that’s a lot of money to invest in a cinema. I wonder if he’ll find the venture profitable.? If I had that money to invest in Tarapoto, I’d look for something else. But who am I to say. I’m just an outsider
It does seem like an awful lot of money. I’m guessing tickets will be at least S/.10, maybe triple that for 3D showings. It will be interesting to see how popular it becomes — they’ll need decent daily audiences (and over-priced popcorn) to get that invest back any time soon.
Beer and popcorn will help the revenue bottom line. Kid movies in the morning and afternoon and seedy movies for the late night goers. Even Tarapotians must like bouncing ta-tas. At last something to rival the late night discos!
Seems to me that for that kind of money one could invest in a cineplex complex in at least a modest mall. It would be heaven for Tarapoto´s teens, who are currently pretty much ¨homeless¨when not at home or in school.