1 Jul – With the closing of TGV CapSquare on 1 July 2013, comes news of a new TGV cinema location for the popular commercial hub of Section 14, Petaling Jaya for which an 8-screen cinema will be housed at the former Jaya Shopping Centre grounds.
The once well-known landmark distinguished by its blue exterior was one of the first few malls in the Petaling Jaya area and served as a popular hangout spot for students from the secondary and primary schools nearby, as well as families residing in the area.
In May 2009, the building made national headlines when seven construction workers were killed after the building suddenly collapsed while it was being gradually torn down for redevelopment.
Since 2010, the mall has been undergoing construction to be rebuilt from scratch and completion is expected by the end of this year.
A representative from TGV Cinemas confirmed that once the new mall premises are ready, the new 8-screen TGV cinema will commence its operations approximately in the first quarter of 2014.
The cinema is currently planned to house standard screening halls for 2D and 3D movies, and will not encompass TGV specialty halls like Luxe, Beanieplex and the IMAX theatre.
TGV also plans to open several other locations in 2014, they are; Cheras Sentral Shopping Mall in KL, Gurney Paragon in Penang and another in Miri, Sarawak.