International movie star Jackie Chan has taken on another role in the film industry: boss of a movie theater chain.
The first Jackie Chan - Yaolai International Cinema, co-funded by the kung fu star and Hong Kong-based Sparkle Roll Group Limited, started trial operations in west Beijing on Monday with a private screening of Chan's new comedy "Little Big Soldiers."
With 17 screens and 3,500 seats, the venue covers 15,000 square meters and claims to be the largest movie theatre in the country.
Five halls in the cinema provide free hearing-aid equipment for those in need, Jackie Chan said.
The actor said he hopes the venue will also offer screens for non-commercial films and productions by young directors.
Fifteen Jackie Chan cinemas are expected to open in Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou this year.
Jackie's relationship with Sparkle Roll goes back a bit -
Jackie Chan Fantasia Cartoon:
I wish Jackie every success with the movie theaters!