Movie Theatres Reopening Promotions in Singapore (October 2021)

Movie Theatres: Promotions And Deals (2021)

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Thinking about catching the latest blockbuster but aren’t sure if you can head to the theatres? Don’t fret, here’s a cheat sheet to the new safe distancing rules surrounding movie theatres—complete with promotions and deals. 

Movie theatres in Singapore have officially reopened for good (at least for now), but with a few safety measures in place to ensure that we remain safe while enjoying an afternoon or evening of entertainment on the big screen. 

So, if you’ve got questions about what these are and if there are any ticket promotions, we try to answer them below. 

Last updated on 15 October 2021. Movie theatre promotions, deals and voucher extensions are subject to change without prior notice.

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Movie ticket promotions and deals

Nothing pleases avid moviegoers more than discounted movie tickets, food and drinks. If that sounds like you, here are some promotions and deals that you should know about before making your first post-Circuit Breaker return to the movie theatres. 

Golden Village (GV) movie and food promotions

PromotionPriceRemarks
DBS PayLah! users enjoy S$2.50 off on movie ticket prices every Wednesday

(2D, 3D, 2D Gemini, Deluxe Plus or Duo Deluxe tickets only)
Varies depending on time and day– Wednesdays only
– Tickets must be purchased through the GV icon on DBS PayLah! every Wednesday
– Limited to the first 5,000 redemptions every Wednesday of October 2021
– Limited to a maximum of four tickets per redemption
– Not applicable for use on public holidays and eve of public holidays
– Not applicable for premium priced films, film festivals, film marathons, premieres, group bookings, etc.
– Valid for October 2021
DBS PayLah! users enjoy up to S$3 off on Gold Class movie ticket prices on Mondays to Wednesdays

(Gold Class and Gold Class Express only)
Varies depending on time and day– Valid on Mondays to Wednesdays
– Tickets must be purchased through the GV icon on DBS PayLah!, Golden Village’s iGV app, website or Automated Ticketing Machines
– Not applicable for use on public holidays and eve of public holidays
– Not applicable for premium priced films, film festivals, film marathons, premieres, group bookings, etc.
– Valid till 31 December 2021
DBS PayLah! users enjoy S$1 off on movie ticket prices

(2D, 3D, 2D Gemini, Deluxe Plus or Duo Deluxe tickets only)
Varies depending on time and day– Valid on Mondays to Sundays
– Tickets must be purchased through the GV icon on DBS PayLah!, Golden Village’s iGV app, website or Automated Ticketing Machines
– Not applicable for use on public holidays and eve of public holidays
– Not applicable for premium priced films, film festivals, film marathons, premieres, group bookings, etc.
– Valid till 31 December 2021
DBS PayLah! users enjoy special prices on popcorn combosOne regular popcorn and 1 regular drink, S$7.90 (usual price S$9)

One regular popcorn and 2 regular drinks, S$10.90 (usual price S$13)
– Only valid with movie ticket purchases
– Not valid for Gold Class and Gold Class Express movie ticket purchases
DBS/POSB cardholders enjoy S$3 off on Gold Class and S$2 off Gold Class Express movie ticket prices on Mondays to Wednesdays

(Gold Class and Gold Class Express only)
Varies depending on time and day– Valid on Mondays to Wednesdays
– Tickets must be purchased through the Golden Village’s website or Automated Ticketing Machines with a DBS/POSB card
– Not applicable for use on public holidays and eve of public holidays, and sneak previews
– Not applicable for premium priced films, film festivals, film marathons, premieres, group bookings, etc.
– Valid till 31 December 2021
DBS/POSB cardholders enjoy S$1 off all movie tickets

(2D, 3D, 2D Gemini, Deluxe Plus or Duo Deluxe tickets only)
Varies depending on time and day– Valid on Mondays to Sundays
– Tickets must be purchased through the Golden Village’s website or Automated Ticketing Machines with a DBS/POSB card
– Not applicable for use on public holidays and eve of public holidays, and sneak previews
– Not applicable for premium priced films, film festivals, film marathons, premieres, group bookings, etc.
– Valid till 31 December 2021
Purchase your movie ticket via Google Pay and receive S$2.50 in cashbackVaries depending on time and day– Ticket must be purchased through the Google Pay app
– While stocks last
Purchase your movie ticket via iGV app to enjoy S$1.50 offVaries depending on time and day– Ticket must be purchased through the iGV app
HSBC’s Movie Card – Gold Class (all days)S$138 for 4 Gold Class tickets (S$34.50 per ticket, usual price S$39 to $42)– Valid on Mondays to Sundays
– Valid for HSBC cardholders only
– Applicable for use on public holidays and eve of public holidays, except Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve, New Year’s Day, Lunar New Year Eve, and 1st and 2nd day of Lunar New Year
– Applicable for sneak previews 
– Card has to be collected and activated within 14 days of purchase
HSBC’s Movie Card – Standard (all days)S$95 for 10 Gold Class tickets (S$9.50 per ticket, usual price S$10 to S$22)– Valid on Mondays to Sundays
– Valid for HSBC cardholders only
– Applicable for use on public holidays and eve of public holidays, except Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve, New Year’s Day, Lunar New Year Eve, and 1st and 2nd day of Lunar New Year
– Applicable for sneak previews 
– Card has to be collected and activated within 14 days of purchase
HSBC’s Movie Card – Gold Class (Mondays to Wednesdays)S$98 for 4 Gold Class tickets (S$24.50 per ticket, usual price S$26 to S$32)– Valid on Mondays to Wednesdays
– Valid for HSBC cardholders only
– Not applicable for use on public holidays and eve of public holidays, and sneak previews
– Card has to be collected and activated within 14 days of purchase
HSBC’s Movie Card – Standard (Mondays to Thursdays only)S$70 for 10 Gold Class tickets (S$7 per ticket, usual price S$10 to S$17)– Valid on Mondays to Thursdays
– Valid for HSBC cardholders only
– Not applicable for use on public holidays and eve of public holidays, and sneak previews 
– Card has to be collected and activated within 14 days of purchase
HSBC cardholders enjoy S$2 off 2D movie ticketsVaries depending on time and day– Valid on Mondays to Sundays
– Tickets must be purchased through the iGV app, Golden Village’s website or Automated Ticketing Machines with a HSBC card
– Valid till 15 April 2022

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Shaw Theatres movie and food promotions

PromotionPriceRemarks
SAFRA members enjoy special prices on 2D movie ticketsVaries depending on time and day, S$7.50 to S$11 (usual price S$9 to S$14.50)– Valid on Mondays to Sundays
– Tickets must be purchased over-the-counter
– SAFRA card must be shown during purchase for verification
– Applicable for use on public holidays and eve of public holidays, except Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve, New Year’s Day, Lunar New Year Eve, and 1st and 2nd day of Lunar New Year
– Not applicable for sneak previews, premium priced films, film festivals, special event movies, special movie packages, etc.
– Valid till 31 December 2022
SAFRA members enjoy S$1 off selected food and beverage combosVaries depending on combo– Valid on Mondays to Sundays
– Tickets must be purchased over-the-counter
– SAFRA card must be shown during purchase for verification
– Valid for all popcorn, hotdog and nacho combos
– Valid till 31 December 2022
SAFRA x MOVIEMAX members enjoy preferential rates for 2D movie ticketsMondays to Thursdays (off peak, except opening titles and sneak previews): S$7 (usual price S$9)

Mondays to Thursdays (peak, opening titles and sneak previews): S$8 (usual price S$10.50)

Fridays to Sundays (peak, opening titles and sneak previews): S$10 (usual price S$14.50)


– Valid on Mondays to Sundays
– Tickets must be purchased over-the-counter
– SAFRA and MOVIEMAX card must be shown during purchase for verification
– Applicable for use on public holidays and eve of public holidays, except Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve, New Year’s Day, Lunar New Year Eve, and 1st and 2nd day of Lunar New Year
– Not applicable for premium priced films, film festivals, special event movies, special movie packages, etc.
– Valid till 31 December 2022
SAFRA x MOVIEMAX members enjoy special price on regular popcorn comboOne regular popcorn and one regular drink, S$5.50 (usual price S$7.90)– Tickets must be purchased over-the-counter
– SAFRA and MOVIEMAX card must be shown during purchase for verification
– Not valid on certain public holidays
– Valid till 31 December 2022
SAFRA x MOVIEMAX members enjoy S$1 off selected food and beverage combosVaries depending on combo– Valid on Mondays to Sundays
– Tickets must be purchased over-the-counter
– SAFRA and MOVIEMAX card must be shown during purchase for verification
– Valid for all popcorn, hotdog and nacho combos
– Valid till 31 December 2022
SAFRA NSF members enjoy preferential rates for 2D movie tickets on TuesdaysOff peak, except opening titles and sneak previews: S$7 (usual price S$9)

Off peak, opening titles and sneak previews: S$8 (usual price S$9.50)

Eve of public holidays and public holidays on a Tuesday: S$10 (usual price S$13.50)
– Valid on Tuesdays only
– Valid for the first 1,000 redemptions every Tuesday
– SAFRA card must be shown during purchase for verification
– Tickets must be purchased over-the-counter- Applicable for use on public holidays and eve of public holidays, except Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve, New Year’s Day, Lunar New Year Eve, and 1st and 2nd day of Lunar New Year
– Not applicable for sneak previews, premium priced films, film festivals, special event movies, special movie packages, etc.
– Valid till 31 December 2022
OCBC cardholders enjoy S$1 on 2D movie ticketsVaries depending on time and day– Valid on Mondays to Sundays
– Valid for OCBC cardholders only
– Tickets must be purchased over-the-counter
– Limited to 4 discounted tickets per cardholder per day
– Not applicable for premium priced films, film festivals, special event movies, special movie packages, etc.
– Valid till 31 December 2022
OCBC cardholders enjoy special movie ticket and food bunclesS$32– Valid on Mondays to Sundays
– Valid for OCBC cardholders only
– Tickets must be purchased over-the-counter
– Each bundle consists of two 2D movie tickets, two 32oz drinks and one large popcorn
– Limited to 4 bundles per cardholder per day
– Valid till 31 December 2022

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Cathay Cineplexes movie and food promotions

PromotionPriceRemarks
PAssion POSB debit cardholders for one-for-one movie tickets on the 10th of every monthVaries depending on time and day– Limited to the first 800 redemptions on the 10th day of every month
– Tickets must be purchased over-the-counter for same-day viewing
– Maximum 1 redemption per cardholder per transaction 
– Not applicable for other classes of tickets, premium priced films, film festivals, movie marathons, etc.
PAssion and PAssion POSB debit cardholders enjoy special movie ticket and food bundlesWeekday movie bundle (Mondays to Thursdays, excluding public holidays): S$11.50 (usual price S$14 to S$14.50)

Weekend movie bundle (Fridays to Sundays): S$14.50 (usual price S$18 to S$18.50)
– Each bundle consists of one 2D movie ticket and a S$5 Cathay Cineplexes food and beverage voucher
– Not applicable for other classes of tickets, premium priced films, film festivals, movie marathons, etc.
– Valid till 30 April 2022
HomeTeamNS members enjoy one-for-one movie tickets everyday (including public holidays)Varies depending on movie– Valid on Mondays to Sundays, including public holidays
– Tickets must be purchased over-the-counter for same-day viewing
– HomeTeamNS card must be shown during purchase for verification
– Limited to one purchase per member per day
– Limited to the first 30 redemptions per day
– Not applicable for other classes of tickets, premium priced films, film festivals, movie marathons, etc.
– Valid till 31 December 2021
HomeTeamNS members enjoy special price on regular popcorn comboOne medium popcorn and one regular drink, S$5 (usual price S$9.50)– Valid on Mondays to Sundays, including public holidays
– HomeTeamNS card must be shown during purchase for verification
– Valid till 31 December 2021

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Filmgarde movie and food promotions

PromotionPriceRemarks
Two’s Value Deal (weekday)Two 2D movie tickets, one bottle of water, one regular popcorn, one regular drink and one bag of chips, S$28 (save up to S$4)– Mondays to Thursdays only
– Not applicable for use on public holidays and eve of public holidays
– Not valid with other promotions
Two’s Value Deal (weekend)Two 2D movie tickets, one bottle of water, one regular popcorn, one regular drink and one bag of chips, S$39 (save up to S$4)– Fridays to Sundays only
– Not applicable for use on public holidays and eve of public holidays
– Not valid with other promotions

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WE Cinemas movie and food promotions

PromotionPriceRemarks
Purchase your popcorn combo online to save S$1Varies depending on popcorn combo– Valid only with an online ticket purchase
Enjoy a free chicken nuggets with hash brown set and drink for FIRST CLASS moviesFree– Valid only on Mondays to Wednesdays, for screenings before 6pm
– Not applicable for use on public holidays and eve of public holidays
Maybank cardholders enjoy S$1 off on 2D movie ticketVaries depending on movie– Tickets must be purchased over-the-counter
– Purchase must be made with a PAssion card
– Minimum purchase of two tickets and a maximum purchase of 10 tickets
– Not applicable for other classes of tickets, premium priced films, film festivals, movie marathons, etc.
– Not applicable for use on public holidays and eve of public holidays
– Valid till 31 December 2021
PAssion cardholders enjoy S$1 off on 2D movie ticketVaries depending on movie– Tickets must be purchased over-the-counter
– Purchase must be made with a PAssion card
– Minimum purchase of two tickets and a maximum purchase of 10 tickets
– Not applicable for other classes of tickets, premium priced films, film festivals, movie marathons, etc.
– Not applicable for use on public holidays and eve of public holidays
– Valid till 31 January 2022

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What are the safety precautions in place at movie theatres?

As of 13 October 2021, there are a couple of safety measures that have been put in place by the authorities. These include: 

  • All cinema halls will adopt a one-metre all-round safe distancing seat configuration. 
  • To prevent overcrowding, a maximum of 1,000 patrons are allowed into a cinema hall at any time. This is subject to the size of the hall and if safe distancing measures are met.
  • All adult patrons have to be fully vaccinated (at least two weeks after taking your second vaccination). The only exception is for: 
    • Up to two children* who live in the same household.
    • The number of children* permitted is capped at 20% of the total number of patrons allowed in each hall. For example, a cinema hall that can sit 100 patrons can only allow for up to 20 children*. 
  • You are allowed to watch movies in groups of no more than two without the one-metre safe distance seat configuration. Even if you are watching with your family and live in the same household, you will have to be split into groups of two. 
  • You have to keep your face mask on at all times, even inside the cinema hall. The only exception is when you are consuming food or drink. 

*Children refer to those aged 12 years old and below, born in and after 2009.

Can I consume food and drinks during the movie? 

Yes, you are allowed to remove your face mask to consume food and drinks during the movie (yay!). However, you are required to put your mask back on the moment you have finished eating or drinking. 

Is it safe to visit a movie theatre? 

Movie theaters have stepped up their cleaning and disinfecting efforts to ensure that their premises remain COVID-19 free. In addition, cinema staff undergo mandatory swab tests to ensure that they do not carry and spread the virus. 

However, there are some extra measures that you can adopt to protect yourself as well. These include: 

  • Keep your face mask on at all times and remove it only when you are eating or drinking. 
  • Choose contactless payment options when purchasing your tickets, food and drinks to cut down on the possibility of transmission. 
  • Actively maintain safe distance from other moviegoers when at the ticket counter, going into and out of the cinema hall, toilet and other common areas.
  • Refrain from touching unknown objects or surfaces. In the event that you do (for example, holding onto the escalator’s handrail or door handles), remember to sanitise your hands right after. 

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