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Parkhurst premieres new cinema

Aug 16, 2019, Author: Hello Joburg

With limited entertainment options compared to the likes of Broadway or Times Square, it’s very exciting to be invited to a brand-new spot in Mzansi. So, when we heard that National Geographic was previewing their new six-part mini-series, The Hot Zone (based on Richard Preston’s best-selling book of the same name), at Parkhurst’s new Egrek Cinema, we just had to tag along. 

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The mini-series seems very interesting as an aside – starring Julianna Margulies of once ER fame –which documents the outbreak of the Ebola virus in the US in 1989. But back to the venue: barely three months old, the Egrek is a 30-seater cinema with fresh popcorn, a coffee bar and slush machine #winning.  

The idea is to create an exclusive viewing experience for an exclusive bunch of people and, well, that can only go one of two ways. The Egrek will either become the new select home for a bunch of Parkies who can afford R120 a ticket or it will struggle to get bums in seats. For the moment, there are a couple of commercial films showing like Rocket Man and Aladdin in a bid to get traction and generate interest, but we hear the long-term idea is to show more independent films (how exciting!).  

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In terms of location, it’s awesome to have a spot to go see a flick that doesn’t require going to the mall. Of course, there’s also an array of fabulous places to grab a bite before or after the show. More signage could help and shout out to venue for the ramps for wheelchair accessibility! 

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First floor, Parkhurst Square, 38 4th Avenue, Parkhurst 

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