Fans wanting to say goodbye to Cine-Art House are being offered free screenings of five of its best-loved mainland movies. The cinema shuts on Thursday and is giving out 150 tickets for each show, which fans can get by writing to the Sil-Metropole Organisation. The films, to be shown in one of the cinema's two houses, will begin with Founding Ceremony at midday, followed by Hibiscus Town at 3pm, Postman in the Mountain at 6pm and Hope to Have a Home at 7.40pm. The last one of the day, Stars in the Sky, will be at 9.30pm. The other house will screen the cinema's final new feature, Substitute Teacher, but audiences will need to pay to see this one. Cine-Art House, at Sun Hung Kai Centre in Wan Chai, is closing after the operator was unable to agree on a new lease with the landlords. There are plans to turn the space into a restaurant. Chui Hin-wai, director of theatre management at Sil-Metropole, said the free shows were a way of saying thank you for audience support over the past 18 years. Management was looking for a new location, but nothing suitable had yet turned up. A cocktail reception will be held at the cinema from 7.30pm on the closing night. A spokeswoman for Sil-Metropole said founding members of the cinema, including the chairman of the Arts Development Council, Ma Fung-kwok, had been invited. 'We have also invited some long-time supporters of the cinema such as some film critics. In fact, fans who wish to say goodbye are also welcome to join in the cocktails. We just hope to have a party to thank people for their support,' the spokeswoman said. Fans who want free tickets to the farewell screenings can write to Sil-Metropole at 15/F, Sunbeam Commercial Building, 469 Nathan Road, Kowloon.