‘Age of Ultron’ arrives in Myanmar

Su Hmuu Naing

Superhero blockbuster “Avengers: Age of Ultron” attracted a record turnout on May 8 when it was released in 10 Yangon cinemas. 

Joss Whedon’s comic book sequel is being shown in most cinemas in Yangon. No other film has been screened in as many cinemas before. Rising demand has prompted cinemas to sell tickets one week in advance. Many people have come to watch the film in both Yangon and Mandalay since the  opening day. Bookings have gone up considerably as well,” said a spokesman for Mingalar Cinema Group. 

 “Age of Ultron” is now showing at Naypyidaw Cinema, Shae Saung Cinema, Mingalar Cinema, Mingalar San Pya Cinema, Junction Mawtin, Junction Square, Top Royal in Yangon, Myoma Cinema, Mingalar Cinema and Diamond Cineplex in Mandalay, and Mingalar Tun Thiri Cinema in Pyay.

“On the opening day, I had to wait for so long but managed to get a ticket at last because of those no-shows. The cinema was crowded,” said a moviegoer at Mingalar Cinema 2 at Dagon Center 2.

“Since the opening day, the cinema has been quite crowded. There weren’t many seats left when I bought advance tickets for Sunday. In fact tickets are quite being sold at a high rate on the black market,” said Aung Kyaw who’d bought tickets at Naypyidaw Cinema.

Directed by Joss Whedon, the film stars Robert Downey Jr, Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, and Jeremy Renner.