UA Galaxy Cinema takes pride in being a pioneer in the Macau cinema industry, and it is frequently the preferred venue for Hollywood-style occurrences and film festivals. UA Galaxy Cinema invested in a brand-new generation of HDR-ready 4K Laser Phosphor Projection Systems by Sony to deliver the ultimate cinematic experience and remain at the forefront of innovation by sharing the latest technology and expertise. According to GEG, Galaxy Macau opened in May 2011 at the cost of HK$16.5 billion, which is US$2.1 billion, and attracts more than 30,000 visitors per day. UA Cinemas also has locations in major Chinese cities such as Shanghai, Chongqing, Wuhan, Shenzhen, and Guangzhou under the “Studio City Cinemas” brand.
UA Cinemas and Galaxy Macau announced that the much-anticipated UA Galaxy Cinemas will be one of Asia’s most luxurious, cutting-edge venues, with nine 3D-capable screens and up to 1,000 seats. UA Galaxy Cinemas welcomes both resort guests and locals and brings an international caliber film-going experience to Asia’s most vibrant leisure and tourist attraction for the first time. This is UA Cinemas’ first venture into Macau and the latest initiative in Galaxy Macau’s strategy to diversify Macau’s leisure and tourism scene.
UA Galaxy Cinemas has a total area of nearly 16,000 square meters, including the magnificent 400-seat Grand Theatre with four exclusive balcony boxes. Four premium Director’s Clubs will also have five-star dining and service, a lounge with wait staff, and self-adjusting reclining sofa seats. Four additional theaters bring the total capacity to 1,000 comfortable theater seats. To showcase the growing trend for ultra-realistic film viewing, all nine panels can show 3D movies, and each is prepared for functions such as appearances, conferences, and business presentations.
Guests during the 2011's UA Galaxy Cinemas Opening
When Galaxy Macau opened the territory’s first modern multi-screen cinema this week, Hong Kong to Hollywood actor Jet Li was among the celebrity guests. Given that Macau promotes itself as a world-class, all-around tourism destination, the absence of a modern cinema complex was a noticeable omission from the territory’s amenities. Galaxy Entertainment Group (GEG), the operator of the Galaxy Macau casino resort on Cotai, has now addressed this issue. GEG has agreed with UA Cinemas to bring a facility capable of showing the most recent 3D films. The premiere of Chinese director Tsui Hark’s latest film, The Flying Swords of Dragon Gate 3D, starring Jet Li, took place on Wednesday.
UA Galaxy Cinema Chairman statements
Mr. Francis Lui, the Vice-Chairman of Galaxy Entertainment Group, stated, “We believe Galaxy Square and UA Galaxy Cinemas will help open up Macau to new types of visitors, which can only benefit the local economy.” People are incredibly excited to collaborate with UA Cinemas to bring a genuine, modern movie-going experience to Macau. Like anything else at the Galaxy Macau, UA Galaxy Cinemas exemplifies our’ World Class, Asian Heart’ by producing content of the highest international quality at the only authentically Asian integrated destination resort.”
According to Mr. Stanley Ko, Chairman of Lark International Holdings Limited, BBS, JP, “UA Cinemas is very excited to show another first-class, deluxe UA Cinemas at Galaxy Macau, which will offer the most immersive movie experience. In the market.” As part of a fully integrated destination resort like Galaxy Macau, UA Galaxy Cinemas is one of only a few cinemas out here to offer extensive entertainment and lifestyle experiences in addition to film-going. In this sense, the collaboration is about two big names collaborating to create a one-of-a-kind entertainment experience. We believe UA Galaxy Cinemas will usher in a new era of entertainment in Macau and become a new draw for Macau, Hong Kong, the Mainland, and international visitors.”
Features of the Cinema
UA Galaxy Cinemas distinguishes itself by offering food services that go far beyond the typical movie experience. Guests in the Director’s Club can order any beverages like Champagne by the glass. The “Movie Menus” can also be specially ordered at the Director’s Clubs in a variety of styles, such as “Macanese,” which includes traditional favorites like Portuguese egg tarts, pork chop buns, and bacalhau dumplings; “Hong Kong,” which provides for baked BBQ pork buns, egg tarts with bird’s nest, and mini pineapple buns with goose liver pate; and the “Deluxe Canape” set, which includes cured meat from Galaxy Macau.
During the May 2011 opening, they showcase different promotions. The first one is for the Visitors who spend at least HK$200 on F&B and retail at Galaxy Macau or stay at Galaxy Hotel, Hotel Okura Macau, or Banyan Tree Macau will be got a ticket for a lucky draw and a chance to win one of hundred pairs of tickets to “The Flying Swords of Dragon Gate 3D” at UA Galaxy Cinemas. In relation, five Grand Prize winners will obtain a set of keys to the premiere as well as a great chance to meet and greet the stars in attendance.
The second one is those who cannot wait until December 7th can enter the 3D Cinema contest on Facebook and have a chance to win one of 150 pairs of seats to a special 3D screening. In relation, two Grand Award winners will earn an exclusive booking at one of UA Galaxy Cinemas’ Director’s Clubs, which can seat up to 18 people per show, as well as a three-night stay at the Galaxy Hotel and a HK$1,000 F&B voucher. The contest is open until November 4th.
Lastly, Galaxy Privilege Club membership provides ongoing benefits for UA Galaxy Cinemas, such as a 10% discount on some of the regular movie tickets and a 20% discount on concessions, among other things. Members receive similar discounts at all nine UA cinema complexes in Hong Kong. There is no cost to join the Galaxy Privilege Club and take advantage of these benefits.
Galaxy Cinema Brand Update
The multi-screen cinema at the Galaxy Macau casino resort has shifted its name from “UA Galaxy Cinemas” to “Galaxy Cinemas,” coinciding with UA Cinemas, a Hong Kong cinema chain, ceasing operations in Macau and going into liquidation. Galaxy Macau is managed by Galaxy Entertainment Group Ltd, a Macau licensee. The new branding was announced on the resort’s official website and on the cinema’s Facebook page. A statement from Galaxy Entertainment, emailed to GGRAsia on Tuesday in response to our inquiry, stated that Galaxy Macau had operated the multi-screen cinema since its inception.
Galaxy Macau, owned and developed by Galaxy Entertainment Group, is the latest and most exciting incorporated destination resort in the Cotai entertainment district. It opened in May 2011 and has quickly become one of Macau’s most popular attractions, providing a “World Class, Asian Heart” holiday and a great experience to tens of thousands of visitors from Asia and around the world daily. Following expansion into major Chinese cities such as Shanghai, Chongqing, Wuhan, Shenzhen, and Guangzhou, UA Galaxy Cinemas is the company’s latest venture into Macau.