Lahad Datu gets a new cinema
Published on: Saturday, September 02, 1961


NBN & SABAH TIMES (Saturday, Sept 2, 1961) - LAHAD DATU, Friday - Another milestone in the progress of this flourishing little town, Lahad Datu, on the east Coast of North Borneo, is the recent completion of a new theatre which is situated in the centre of the Town, at the right hand side of the Government Post Office. The theatre called the New Lacin Theatre was built at a cost of $160,000/-, and has a seating capacity of 650 seats. Very modern in design and very well equipped with cinemascopic screen, this theatre will be open for service as from the 1st. The opening ceremony which took place today was officiated by Mr J. Nicholson, the District Officer, Lahad Datu. A free cinema show to entertain the guests followed.

There was no Cocktail Party as it is customary, instead, the Management had donated a sum of $1,000/- to the various local schools and charitable institutions.





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