5 Best Cinemas in Singapore for Blockbusters and More

Image: Golden Village VivoCity

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. To us, choosing a cinema should be as important as choosing a movie. Here are our picks for the 5 best cinemas in Singapore you can add to your priority.

1. Cathay Cineplex Cineleisure Orchard

Cathay Cineplex Cineleisure Orchard
Cathay Cineplex Cineleisure Orchard
Image: Cathay Cineplex

Nestled at the top levels of Cathay Cineleisure Orchard building, Cathay Cineplex Cineleisure Orchard is one of the biggest cinemas in Singapore.

What people like

  • Plenty of movie options, including all the latest blockbusters, to choose from daily.
  • Operating until midnight on weekdays and 02:00am on weekends.
  • Welcoming and enjoyable ambience
  • Nice location at the most exciting youth entertainment hub
  • Cinema hall 3 designed exclusively for couples

2. Golden Village VivoCity

Image: Golden Village

Golden Village VivoCity is renowned as the best multiplex of Golden Village chain which is the largest cinema operator in Singapore providing moviegoers more choice, comfort and convenience at its cinemas. Golden Village VivoCity features 15 cinema halls including 3 Gold Class halls and GV Max hall, all of which are equipped with top-notch audio and visual systems.

What people like

  • Its huge cinema hall GV Max with a 22.4-metre wide screen was once the widest cinema screen in Asia
  • Spacious and clean cinema halls with comfortable seats
  • Many classic films exclusively shown at Golden Village
  • Professional and friendly service staff
  • Its location at VivoCity which enables moviegoers to enjoy other leisure activities such as shopping and dining before or after movie time

3. Shaw Theatres Lido

Image: Shaw Theatres Lido

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.

What people like

  • The super crystal-clear images, excellent digital sound system, and comfy leather seats at Shaw Lido IMAX hall
  • Spacious seats with ample leg room
  • A great place to enjoy IMAX and 3D movies
  • Beautiful contemporary-themed interior design with classy look-and-feel providing a warm and relaxing movie atmosphere
  • Its waiting lounge with a lovely view of Orchard shopping streets

4. The Cathay Cineplex at Dhoby Ghaut

Image: 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.

What people like

  • Enjoying movies on big screen at The Grand Cathay, the biggest cinema hall at The Cathay Cineplex
  • Operating until late night everyday
  • Spacious and clean cinema halls
  • The Picturehouse cinema: a place of choice for watching art-house and award-winning movies, as well as featured local films

5. Shaw Theatres JCube

Shaw Theatres JCube
Shaw Theatres JCube
Image: Shaw Theatres JCube

If you are looking for somewhere to have a relaxed night and see a movie in the West, Shaw Theatres JCube is highly recommended. Opened in 2012 by Shaw Organization, this cineplex has quickly become a favourite place to visit for movie lovers in Jurong district. It has 7 screens including one digital IMAX hall.

What people like

  • Awesome IMAX movie experience
  • New and modern interior
  • Friendly and welcoming service staff
  • Affordable ticket prices
  • Convenient location for people who stay in the West

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