Big screen movies back in Malawi

Swiftly old days that were once filled with pure entertainment are crawling back, latest being introduction of night movies on big screen by Nanzikambe Arts Café.

The arts café’ situated in Naperi, Blantyre has brought an alternative to the country’s entertainment enthusiasts reincarnating the memories of 80s and early 90’s when the country had a buffet of entertainment ranging from cinema, big screen movies, music lounges to a streak of live bands performances-that’s before CD performances became the order of the day.

Straight from hosting Mwezi Wawala International Arts and Theatre festival, the Arts Café’ has brought in new initiative by screening both local and international movies on big screen on every Friday for the pleasure of movie lovers.

White Wedding movie on big screen

The Café started showcasing the movies last week, and the trend continues this week when a South African movie, White Wedding featuring one of SA’s Stars, Kenneth Nkosi, Rapulana Seiphemo and Jodie Whittaker.

Based on the movie’s synopsis, White Wedding is a story of a young groom and his best man who lost on a road trip, run into a young English doctor. The loyal, committed and very decent Elvis leaves Johannesburg to pick up his best friend and best man Tumi in Durban.

The two will then journey on to Cape Town to begin rehearsals for Elvis’s wedding to the beautiful Ayanda. But things don’t always go according to plan. It’s an appealing, feel-good movie about love, commitment, intimacy and friendship and the host of maddening obstacles that can get in the way of a happy ending.

“This movie idea is one of the inventive initiatives the Arts Café has outlined for our patrons and those who love theatre and arts this year. There more to come before year end. Its all about bringing fun to people at affordable and accessible means,” explained Nanzikambe’s Special Projects Coordinator, Nkhwachi Peter Mhango.

The 93 min – Comedy | Romance movie is expected to be showcased at 6:45pm at K200 per person. And as part of fun, after the movie, there will be a happy hour full of assorted drinks, plus various food stuffs which include Mang’ina, chips, chicken and a lot more.

“Proceeds of this show will contribute towards medical treatment for Otoolie Masanza who got sick in Germany while performing for Nanzikambe Arts. You can also make individual donations towards this treatment, for more details please contact Misheck Mzumara and Chris Nditani on 0111 624 606 and 0111 611 410. For directions see visitwww.nanzikambearts.org,” Mhango said.

The dawn of democracy wrapped up and tossed every exciting and existing entertainment act into a dust bin; creating an era of entertainment starvation before a change dawned that has come with a mixture of fun. People are now able to have a choice.

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