A public inquiry into the construction of a cinema complex in Liege Médiacité began on Monday. The number of screens was however downgraded: six are now planned instead of ten. Since Monday, distinctive yellow posters were displayed in the Liege Médiacité. A public inquiry has begun for the construction of a 6-screen cinema complex, near the shopping centre entrance on Raymond Poincarré Boulevard.
Despite the fact that, in 2013, the complex was intended to host 10 screens, there are now only talks about six. The project is still spearheaded by the company Belga Films, who declined to comment.
A permit had already been applied for in 2013, but was declined by the Walloon Region, which stated that the application should be addressed to the City and also suggested that it should be accompanied by an environmental impact assessment.
At the time, the investment was estimated at 11 million euros. It was backed by the Walloon Region Investment Company (SRIW ) and Meusinvest. The public investors of Liege confirm they are still supporting the project.
The public inquiry will end on December 10th.
Lars Andersen (Source: Belga)