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.