Filmhouse Cinema Dugbe will reopen this month [Exclusive]
Several months after the first digital cinema in Ibadan, Filmhouse Cinema Dugbe in Ibadan was gutted by fire, the cinema is planning to reopen later this month, IBPulse can exclusively report.
Conducting IBPulse round the cinema under reconstruction, the manager of the outlet, Mr Osita, said the management of FIlmhouse decided to carry out a complete overhaul of the cinema which means when it finally opens, moviegoers will be enjoying an entirely new cinema that comes with much better features than the former one.
He said the cinema was initially schedule to reopen last September but they had to extend it to this month in order to accommodate support delays and the likes. He said the reconstruction work has been completed, gulping several millions of naira, and what is left would be the finishing touches.
It would be recalled that on Saturday January 10 this year, IBPulse broke the news of the major fire outbreak at the cinema.
This was what I wrote back then:
Even though no one knows what caused the fire incidence, looking at the portions of the cinema that could be seen revealed that the fire destroyed a lot of stuffs at the cinema.
I knew something was wrong immediately I got to the mall today and I could still perceive smoke. It is a really great blow considering the fact that millions of naira were spent on the facility which continues to bring smiles to the faces of Ibadan movie goers, both young and old, who daily visit the cinema with friends, families and loved ones.
Indications that the cinema would reopen this year emerged when IBPulse spoke to the manager of the outlet at Samonda, he confirmed moviegoers would soon be able to go and watch movies at Dugbe. Read the full interview on the Filmhouse Cinema success story in Ibadan here.
Late last year, I compared and contrasted the two Filmhouse outlets in Ibadan, stressing their peculiar strong and weak points. Let’s wait and see what the new Filmhouse Dugbe would have for us.
Whatever it is, you know you will read and see it here first.