Hoyts will only operate the Millennium complex from July 21 onwards, after plans to redevelop the Queensgate building as part of the Kings Square project forced the closure of the older venue.
Hoyts operations general manager Paul Colreavy said there should be few ill effects for movie goers.
‘While it is unfortunate we’ve had to close Hoyts Queensgate due to the redevelopment of the building, the fact that we have Millennium in such close proximity means we’ll continue to be able to deliver a fantastic Hoyts experience to cinemagoers and continue to offer employment in Fremantle,’ he said.
Fremantle Mayor Brad Pettitt said while Hoyts leaving Queensgate was the end of an era, it was also the start of an exciting new time for the area.
‘The Queensgate building tenanted by Hoyts is one of the key sites being developed as part of our $220 million Kings Square Project,’ he said.
‘The project is set to revitalise the area to provide a vibrant civic, retail, commercial and community hub in the heart of Fremantle.’