Tung Chung cinema and food court closed down to make way for Citygate expansion
- Written by arounddb, 20 September 2016
Lantau's only local cinema shut last Sunday after 16 years serving the island’s community.
It was a full house on Sunday for movies Sully, Bridget Jones's Baby and Nerve and Happiness, as all movie tickets were pricedat HK$18 in appreciation of the community's support over the years.
Initially set to shut in April earlier this year, local community group Tung Chung Future collected over 2,000 signatures to keep the cinema open longer, however the time has now come for the development to pick up pace.
In a statement earlier this year to Around DB and Life on Lantau, Swire Properties said, “We will be developing the site adjacent to Citygate Outlets into a commercial building for retail and hotel use. The development is expected to be completed in late 2017/ early 2018.
“For the mall’s renovation and upgrading works to coincide with the construction effort and overall development of the adjacent new complex, we have to close down the food court – Food Republic – and UA cinema, together with a small number of shops in Citygate Outlets.”
Swire plans to introduce exciting new food and beverage and entertainment concepts throughout the new retail complex and hopes to add a new and state-of-the-art cinema in the adjacent complex.