The iconic Star Cineplex will continue screening movies at Bashundhara City Shopping Complex as the mall authorities have stepped back from their previous decision of closing its doors for moviegoers.
Confirming the matter to The Business Standard on Wednesday night, Star Cineplex Chairman Mahboob Rahman Ruhel said, "Bashundhara City authorities phoned me today and told us to continue screening cinemas here."
Quoting the mall authorities, he also said that the extension of the contract has been possible as Bashundhara Group Chairman Ahmed Akbar Sobhan showed interest in the matter.
Sources said that the official contract signing regarding the contract extension will take place on Thursday.
Earlier on September 1, the authorities at Bashundhara city decided not to extend their contract with Star Cineplex and asked them to shut the vicinity down and vacate the floor by October 1.
Sources said, the mall authorities took the decision as Star Cineplex could not pay rent of past few months.
Later, thousands of people who were regulars in the place, through social media platforms, demanded Bashundhara City authorities to reconsider.