The most epic cinema in Singapore

The most epic cinema in Singapore

Watching movies is extremely popular in Singapore, and in the past years there has been a remarkable increase in cinemas equipped with cool air-conditioning, comfortable seats and state-of-the-art digital visual and audios systems. Therefore, it is no wonder that Singapore is considered to have the highest movie-going rate in the world. If you are looking for the best possible place to hang out and have fun, the following list suggests some of the awesome destinations. Even though you’re able to watch a movie on your TV, laptop, tablet or even your phone these days, the movie experience in a good cinema can’t be beat. From the crispest sound systems to the widest screens, here are our picks for the 5 best cinemas in Singapore you can add to your priority.

Golden Village Suntec City

Golden Village is Singapore's leading cinema exhibitor with 11 multiplexes housing 92 screens with locations at Yishun (1992), Bishan Junction 8 (1993), Tiong Bahru Plaza (1994), Jurong Point (1995), Tampines Mall (1996), Plaza Singapura (1998), Great World City (1999), VivoCity home to GV’s flagship and Singapore’s only megaplex, (2006), 112 Katong (2011, the world’s first Peranakan inspired cinema), City Square (2012) and it’s latest downtown flagship Suntec City (2014) with a total capacity of 1,390 seats, consisting of 8 auditoriums and 3 Gold Class cinemas.

Golden Village was established to develop and operate modern, luxurious multiplex cinemas and is the first local cinema to personalize the movie-going experience through its Movie Club program. The prime mover in the introduction of the multiplex to Asia, Golden Village’s first imprint in Singapore was made on 28 May 1992 with the successful opening of the Yishun 10 cinema. Today, Golden Village has a reputation of offering the widest choice of movies, unparalleled comfort, state-of-the-art cinema design, prime locations and technological capabilities such as Quick tix™, iGV app and the auto-gate system to enhance the movie-going experience for customers.

Golden Village Suntec City in Singapore

If you like your audio loud and immersive, Golden Village Suntec City has got you covered. Hall 2 at this cinema uniquely houses the Barco Auro 11.1 Channels Sound System, which provides a more natural and realistic sound that will echo through your mind for an unforgettable audio experience. This cinema also features ProBax seats, which are designed to increase comfort and improve posture.

In addition, being the newest Golden Village cinema with Gold Class halls, GV Suntec City has one of the swankiest Gold Class lounges and seats. Gold Class will allow you to elevate your cinema experience by supplying you with a private lounge, plush electronic recliner seats, a concierge-style service, and the option to enjoy fine foods and wines while watching a movie.

3 Temasek Boulevard #03-373 Suntec City Mall Singapore 038983 (East Wing, next to Tower 4, Level 3)

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Golden Village VivoCity

Golden Village VivoCity is widely regarded as the most popular and posh Golden Village cinema. With good reason too, as GV VivoCity is the largest multiplex in Singapore with a total of 15 screens, including 3 Gold Class halls and 1 exclusive GVmax hall.
GV VivoCity’s Gold Class halls house Nappa leather-clad Barcelona seats, which are soft and fully-contoured, giving movie-goers maximum support and comfort. Not to mention, the seats come with built-in USB chargers too if you need to give your smartphone a quick juice boost.

Golden Village VivoCity in Singapore

On the other hand, GVmax has one of the widest, non-IMAX cinema screens in Asia (22.4 metros), giving viewers a great view without having to strain their necks. GVmax also comes with Dolby Atmos - a whopping 67 speakers - that gives the sensation of cinematic audio moving all around you.

1 HarbourFront Walk, #02-30, VivoCity, Singapore 098585

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The Cathay Cineplex

Being a part of Cathay Organisation, Cathay Cineplex is a must for those who love to watch movies in DhobyGhaut and Somerset area. All the cinema halls are located on level 5 and 6 of the iconic building The Cathay which also houses The Cathay Gallery showcasing the building history and featuring Cathay Organisation development milestones. Experience movie watching in the comfort of Elite Club & Ultima seats or enjoy the Cinesnax offerings. One of Singapore’s leading film distributors for quality films, providing a wide variety of exciting theatrical entertainment for audiences in Singapore and Malaysia since the 1960s. Cathay Cineplexes continues to be a “choice destination” offering quality films with state-of-art technology w digital projection & THX certified halls.

The Cathay Cineplex in Singapore

Back in the old days, The Picture house back then was Singapore's only art film cinema with Oscar ergonomic chairs. After being converted into The Cathay Cineplex, it has only gotten better. Cathay’s cinemas have cushy seats and crisp images, and The Cathay Cineplex is no exception.
Hall 1 - also known as The Grand Cathay - is a large THX-certified cinema that promises a high-quality audiovisual experience. Plus, The Cathay Cineplex’s Platinum Suites is a strong contender to Golden Village’s Gold Class, offering a variety of food and plush leather recliner seats with ample legroom. The seats in Platinum Suites also come with blinders on the sides so that couples may have a little more privacy when they’re snuggling up together.

CATHAY CINEPLEX JEM with Platinum Movie Suites
50 Jurong Gateway Road Jem
Level 5, Singapore 608549

THE CATHAY CINEPLEX with Platinum Movie Suites
Levels 5 & 6, The Cathay 2 Handy Road
Singapore 229233

Levels 4, 5 & 6 Cathay Cineleisure Orchard 8 Grange Road
Singapore 239695

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Shaw Theatres LIDO IMAX

Shaw Theatres Lido, part of Shaw Organization - the longest cinema chain operator in the island city, is located right at the heart of Orchard. Utilizing latest and state-of-the-art movie technology, this 11-screen cineplex offers moviegoers wonderful movie experience. Located in the heart of Orchard, Shaw Theatres Lido not only offers one of the best cinema experiences in Singapore, but gives patrons convenient access to Singapore’s biggest shopping district. Moreover, the lobby features floor-to-ceiling windows that present a splendid view of Orchard Road, while the actual cinema halls provide viewers with crystal-clear images and an excellent sound system. Shaw Theatres Lido is also home to Singapore’s first IMAX’s Digital Theatre System.

Shaw Theatres LIDO IMAX in Singapore

IMAX screens are much, much larger than those of your average cinema, encompassing your field of view, and come accompanied with heart-thumping audio. Furthermore, IMAX 3D movies add a depth to the movie for a truly immersive experience. Virtually all aspects of the IMAX's Digital Theatre System have been customised to deliver The IMAX Experience – from the design of the cinema hall to the projectors, speakers, screen and even the port hole glass, to the creation of movie content. Every aspect is carefully looked into to give the movie audience the most immersive experience possible.

For a start, IMAX’s projection technology delivers crystal-clear images. The dual projection system projects left-eye and right-eye images simultaneously thus eliminating depth distortion during fast-moving scenes. 4 IMAX’s audio system delivers laser-aligned digital sound. Each IMAX theatre is acoustically treated to present accurate and realistic sound images with the largest dynamic range. This enables the sound to be crisp enough to hear a pin drop and precise enough to know exactly where it dropped! Then there is IMAX’s customised theatre geometry, which maximises your field of view. The high-gain screen results in exceptionally bright images and unparalleled 3D effect. The screen is also slightly curved and sits closer to the audience, creating a larger effective screen, which is equivalent to a 20% to 230% increased in screen area.

350 Orchard Road, 5th/6th Floor, Shaw House, Singapore 238868

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Shaw Theatres Waterway Point

Shaw Theatres Waterway Point is Singapore’s newest cinema with IMAX capability. It is smaller than Shaw Theatres Lido, but bigger than Shaw Theatres JCube, Singapore’s third IMAX movie venue. However, Waterway Point’s IMAX hall has an edge over Lido’s and JCube’s because it has significantly more legroom. This is Shaw Theatres’ ninth location, and the fourth that the exhibitor has opened over the last six years and all in suburban districts. With the four new suburban cinemas, Shaw Theatres has more than doubled its total number of screens from 30 to 66, and increased the total number of seats from some 6,200 to over 10,600. In the process, Shaw Theatres has also increased the number of digital IMAX screens to three, which allows it to deliver the world’s most immersive movie experience to even more local audience.

Shaw Theatres Waterway Point in Singapore

Shaw Theatres, part of the Shaw Organisation, was founded by the Shaw Brothers and has been operating cinemas in Singapore since 1927. With Shaw Theatres Waterway Point, it now owns eight cineplexes across the island, and they feature the latest in cinema technologies like IMAX, Dolby 7.1 Surround and RealD 3D systems. Shaw Theatres also manages a ninth cineplex, Century Cineplex, which is privately owned. An additional novelty to Shaw Theatres Waterway Point is that it also happens to be the first Cineplex in Singapore to be located below ground level, fulfilling your cosy dreams of watching movies from an underground bunker.

#B2-11 Waterway Point, 83 Punggol Central

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