Tung Chung cinema to shut

 

Lantau residents have not reacted kindly to the news that the UA Cinema complex at Citygate Outlets in Tung Chung is closing this month, and have launched a petition.

To sign the petition, head here.

The cinema is facing closure as part of Swire Properties’ plan to develop the site adjacent to Citygate Outlets into a commercial building for retail and hotel use. The new building will feature a start-of-the-art cinema, but Tung Chung is likely to be without a cinema for as long as two years.

A number of outlets and the Food Republic food court are also set to close, with the new development to feature a host of dining and entertainment options. “The development is expected to be completed in late 2017/ early 2018,” a spokesperson for Swire Properties says. “In the long run, together with the development of the new retail complex at the adjacent site, we will introduce exciting F&B and entertainment concepts to serve the community and to enhance our consumers’ overall experience.”

From April, the best options for those hoping to catch a flick include UA IMAX Theatre at Hong Kong International Airport and the Golden Harvest Cinema in Maritime Square, Tsing-Yi.

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