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Filmhouse Cinemas benefits from BOI's Creative and Entertainment Fund
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Filmhouse -The Box Office
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Filmhouse Cinemas Surulere launch - Mr Ladi Balogun, Group Chairman of FCMB
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Filmhouse - Now open
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Filmhouse - Now open
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Sammie Okposo's wife - Mrs Ozioma Okposo
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Mrs Evelyn Oputu - MD / CEO Bank of Industry (BOI) Nigeria speaking to journalists.
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Filmhouse's MD - Kene Mkparu
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Kene and Uzo Mkparu and Nollywood star Joseph Benjamin
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Kene and Uzo Mkparu
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Gospel singer Sammie Okposo and his wife
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Filmhouse Cinemas Limited - a dynamic film exhibition company with a vision to be the no.1 cinema brand in Nigeria has opened Filmhouse Cinemas Surulere in Lagos, Nigeria.
Filmhouse Cinemas is the brainchild of Kene Mkparu who until a few years ago, was based in the United Kingdom.
The opening is part of a strategic development plan to roll-out twenty five (25) cinemas over a six (6) year period commencing 2012. There are immediate plans to open in Calabar, Cross River State; Ibadan, Oyo State; and Asaba, Delta State.
Mkparu's Filmhouse Cinemas is a beneficiary of the $200 million Creative and Entertainment Industry Intervention Fund from Nigeria's Bank of Industry (BoI)
The Managing Director / CEO of Bank of Industry (BOI) Nigeria - Ms Evelyn Oputu who opened the cinema said the Federal Government is ready to assist creative and entertainment companies to achieve their dreams.
At the ultra-modern cinema, viewers can experience a true 3D cinema experience. According to Mkparu, the cinema has better than the world standard sound technology: “The standard of sound technology worldwide is 5.1, but here we are introducing 7.1 sound, it is the only one in Africa after two cinemas in South Africa. It is a digital surround sound that makes the cinema experience what it should be.” He added that it is no longer acceptable to “just set up a cinema, show film of whatever standard, with whatever technology, but we are setting up an ultimate digital experience.”
The company's management team has over 90 years combined cinema operation and development experience gained in England, Italy, USA, Spain and Nigeria.