Wharf (Holdings) will incorporate a multi-screen cinema at Ocean Terminal in Tsim Sha Tsui to refurbish the old retail complex into an entertainment centre. The Town Planning Board yesterday approved a Wharf submission to convert a space of about 58,000 square feet on the ground floor of the complex into a nine-screen cinema with 1,430 seats. The project will become one of the largest cinemas in Hong Kong, behind the 2,000-seat 11-screen cinema operated by AMC in Festival Walk in Kowloon Tong. A spokeswoman for the board said the space was used as a baggage and boarding area for cruise-liner passengers and by retail shops. She said a previously approved Ocean Terminal extension, below the proposed Ferris Wheel, would house the baggage and boarding area. Wharf intends bringing entertainment elements to the ageing complex. These comprise a 75-metre Ferris Wheel to be completed in 2004 and a 100,000 sq ft space on the second floor of the centre, which is being converted into a Japanese-style entertainment and retail centre. Separately, the board approved a residential project at West Rail's proposed Yuen Long Station after the applicant, Kowloon-Canton Railway Corp, reduced the floor area of the project by 9 per cent. KCRC's earlier submission was considered too densely designed and not well connected with neighbouring estates.