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Entertainment outlet: New hangout for film buffs of the twin cities
Thick carpeted stairs lead one to the cinema, which has a total of 260 seats with two VIP lounges. PHOTO: FILE
RAWALPINDI: To cater to a burgeoning film-going culture, a first of its kind Arena 3D cinema was launched at Bahria Town here on Thursday. The state-of-the-art cinema has been designed by Architects Inc in collaboration with Ali Ishaq and is set along the lines of international movie theatres.
Saad Qureshi of Architects Inc said the auditorium was redone and completed in four to five months. The architects travelled to Singapore, Bangkok and parts of Europe to get an idea of movie theatre designs in these countries, he added.
The detailing and finishing of the cinema is remarkable. Large embossed glass doors lead visitors inside. As people wait for the show, they can relax on cushy lounge-esque seating.
Thick carpeted stairs lead one to the cinema, which has a total of 260 seats with two VIP lounges.
Most of the equipment such as the project and the seats were imported from America and Dubai. At the seats, tables slide out of the arm and move to the front with a cup holder on the side.
“This will keep me from dropping snacks in the dark or juggling with food on my lap,” said Sarah Khan, a visitor.
Qureshi explained, “The setting is modern and contemporary with subtle brown and black paisley patterned wallpaper paired with crystal lights and thick carpet for a comfortable feel.”
He added that a great number of people live in Bahria Town and the cinema is meant for them. Open only to families, the cinema will also eventually have side attractions like a play area and a shopping mall.
Natalia Tariq, another visitor, said, “Even though, it’s far from Islamabad, I’d still go because it’s so nice.”
The single-screen theatre can project movies in both 2D and 3D. The ticket costs Rs400 for a 2D film, while Rs500 for 3D. Cinepax, another popular hangout for the twin cities’ movie buffs, bests Arena 3D’s offerings with more screens and lower ticket prices – Rs350 for 2D and Rs450 for 3D.
Published in The Express Tribune, April 28th, 2012.
Entertainment outlet: New hangout for film buffs of the twin cities – The Express Tribune
The Arena, Bahria Town RAWALPINDI
Bahria Town puts Pakistan on Global Real Estate map
LAHORE – Bahria Town has won five highly prestigious awards under various categories in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia at the award ceremony for “Asia Pacific International Property Awards 2012-13”, the world’s most prestigious competition recognised as the highest standard of excellence throughout the global industry. Bahria Town was the only property developer from Pakistan to win the prestigious property awards. Out of the five accolades two received were in the “Five Star” category whilst the other three were ranked as “Highly Commended”, another great achievement and proud moment Bahria Town earns for Pakistan. The awards are a sure proof that Bahria Town standards are at par with the global standards, says a press release. Speaking on the achievement, Malik Riaz Hussain, Chairman Bahria Town, said “This is an extremely proud moment for not only Bahria Town but the entire nation. We are honored to be a part of a historical moment in real estate sector of Pakistan. The accolades are a testament of the exceptional standards maintained in all our developments. We will Inshallah continue to deliver world class projects exceeding everyone’s expectations.”
Bahria Golf City Islamabad triumphed with two Five Star honors. It won the “Best Five Star Golf Development” award for the master planning and provision of complete international standard facilities and amenities along with the 18-hole USGA standard golf course. While the Sheraton Golf & Country Club in Bahria Golf City won for “Best Five Star Leisure Architecture”. Bahria Golf City Islamabad is a branded golf resort community with Sheraton Hotel, villas, apartments and plots to be launched soon.
Bahria Town’s first project in Karachi, Bahria Town Icon, also to be Pakistan’s tallest high-rise building was ranked ”Highly Commended High-rise Architecture”. Green Valley, Pakistan’s first Premium Supermarket, also a project of Bahria Town with its flagship store at the Mall of Lahore, won a “Highly Commended Retail Interior” award for its outstanding retail environment.
Bahria Town puts Pakistan on Global Real Estate map | The Nation
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Security cameras in Blue Area
ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad police is committed to inculcating friendly police ecology and eliminating activities of anti-social elements through citizens’ cooperation. Islamabad Inspector General of Police Bani Amin Khan said this during a meeting with a Blue Area delegation of traders.
The delegation, headed by Blue Area Traders Organisation President Sheikh Abdul Saleem, included traders’ body chairman Chaudhry Javed, Senior Vice President Tahir Qayyum, Information Secretary Zubair Kiani and Secretary Abdul Raheem.
IG Bani Amin Khan assured the business community of full cooperation by the police for to create a safe and conducive environment for them. He said that liaison of business as well as the trader community with the police would be enhanced and effective security ensured at trade centres.
The delegation asked the IG for cooperation in installing security cameras at various plazas in Blue Area and boosting security measures there. The IG assured full cooperation in this regard.
Meanwhile, Islamabad Rural Circle Police have arrested seven auto-thieves and recovered six cars and some motorbikes from their possession, a police spokesman said on Thursday. According to him, Islamabad SSP Muhammad Yousuf Malik had directed the officers to ensure effective steps and curb car lifting in their respective areas. “Following his directions, SP (Rural) Faisal Bashir Memon constituted special teams to ensure the arrest of car thieves,” the spokesman said.
These teams, he added, succeeded in arresting seven auto-thieves. The nabbed thieves have been identified as Tariq, Iftikhar, Israr, Sajjad, Inayatullah and two Afghan nationals — Adnan Khan and Arshad Khan.
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