A state-of-the-art cinema complex is set to be opened at Gregory Hills as early as next year.
United Cinemas will open its second Macarthur branch in the suburb if a development application is approved by Camden Council.
David Taylor, general manager of Gregory Hills developers Dartwest, and United Cinemas chairman Roy Mustaca announced the planned 1800-seat cinema complex last week.
Mr Mustaca said the region deserved the very best in cinema experiences.
“The people of Gregory Hills are beautiful people and we want to give them the best cinemas possible,” he said.
“United Cinemas in Craigieburn was named the best cinema in the world in Las Vegas recently and we want to do the same thing in Gregory Hills.”
Mr Mustaca said he expected the cinema would be open next year, depending on council approvals.
It will feature nine screens – including the largest in south-west Sydney – and reclining chairs in every cinema.
The seating would be similar to that found at United Cinemas Narellan.
The complex would be built opposite McDonald’s, Oporto, Red Rooster and a new Bunnings store (where the old Masters store was).
Mr Mustaca expects the Gregory Hills cinema to become the best cinema in the region and cannot wait to bring special guest stars out to the venue.
He anticipates an actor from the next Fast and Furious film will pay a visit to the cinema, as Cody Walker did at Narellan in March.
Mr Taylor said the cinema would be a welcome inclusion in the suburb.
“It will be a great addition to the business park and will cater for the whole community,” he said.
“It is just the latest stage of the evolution of Gregory Hills.”
Mr Taylor said the opening of Gregory Hills Drive (expected to be complete before the end of the year) and the inclusion of Bunnings’ new store were two projects Gregory Hills residents could expect in the lead-up to the cinema opening.
“We are very excited to be able to house such a great cinema offering,” he said.
“This cinema should be greeted with open arms.”