The Ultimate Price Guide 2020: Movie Tickets In Singapore

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Say what you want about the low costs and convenience of streaming sites, I’ve always believed that some films are made for the big screen, where you get to immerse yourself in a whole new world, complete with the glory of surround-sound goodness. 

No distractions, no horns blaring in the background, no ringing doorbells. Just you and the 90-minute visual and aural treat you just invested in. 

Experiencing a film at the cinema makes all the difference, elevating the entire work of art for maximum enjoyment. It’s the kind of escapism that’s worth a few extra bucks. But in case you’re still not willing to shell out more than $10 for a ticket, we’ve put together a price guide to help you suss out the best deals, some as cheap as $4.25 for a regular, adult pass, in Singapore. 

Just in time to make your upcoming CNY weekend a perfect family outing. Here’s a look at the best prices you’ll snag. 

An overview of movie ticket prices in Singapore in 2020

Cinema Monday to Thursday Friday to Sunday
WE Cinemas $8.50 $12.50
Shaw Theatres $8.50 $13
Cathay Cineplexes $9 $13
Golden Village $9 $13.50
Filmgarde Cineplexes $9 $13.50
The Projector $13.50 $13.50
Eaglewings Cinematics $9.50 $12.50

WE Cinemas

Before it underwent a rebranding in 2011, WE Cinemas used to be Eng Wah Cinemas. Now, it has just one outlet in Clementi, though it rivals bigger names like Shaw Theatres and Cathay Cineplexes with its appealingly low ticket prices. All you need to do is to flash your credit card from one of the providers listed below for $1 off your ticket. Despite catering to a bevy of banks, this deal does not include DBS/POSB cards. 

Price List: 

Ticket Type Day Price
Adults Monday to Thursday
Friday to Sunday
$8.50
$12.50
Students Monday to Wednesday (All day), and Thursday to Friday before 6pm $7
Senior Citizens Monday to Friday before 6pm $4.50
American Express card holders
Citibank card holders
HSBC card holders
Maybank card holders
PAssion card holders
Standard Chartered card holders
UOB card holders
Weekdays
Weekends
$7.50
$11.50

Shaw Theatres

Shaw Theatres is a household name in Singapore, whether you’re in the heartlands or the city centre, known for being amongst the most budget-friendly of cinemas. In addition to the listed promotions below, savour 1-for-1 deals every day as a UnionPay member, which amounts to $4.25 for a regular weekday ticket. Maybank Platinum Visa card holders also get $3 off with a minimum purchase of two tickets. On Sundays, M1 members are entitled to a pair of tickets for the price of one.

Price List: 

Ticket Type Day Price
Adults Monday to Thursday
Friday to Sunday
$8.50, $9.50 (new releases)
$13
Students Monday to Friday before 6pm $6.50
Senior Citizens Monday to Friday before 6pm $4
OCBC Card holders Weekdays
Weekends
$7.50
$12
SAFRA members Weekdays
Weekends
$7.50, $9
$10.50
SAFRA NSF Tuesdays $7, $8
SAFRA MovieMax Weekdays
Weekends
$7, $8
$9.50

Cathay Cineplexes 

Cathay Cineplexes, a ubiquitous name with outlets islandwide, has the cheapest prices for students and senior citizens. If you’ve got a PAssion Card, you can enjoy discounts as well in the form of a bundle including a movie ticket and a $5 F&B voucher for $11.50 from Monday to Thursday, and $14.50 from Friday to Sunday. Other ongoing promotions include 1-for-1 weekend movie tickets for HomeTeamNS Membership card holders, and 1-for-1 movies every Saturday for Singtel customers.

Price List:

Ticket Type Day Price
Adults Monday to Thursday
Friday to Sunday
$9, $9.50 (new releases)
$13, $13.50 (new releases)
Students Monday, Wednesday to Friday before 6pm
Tuesday (all day)
$7
$6
Senior Citizens Monday to Friday before 6pm
Tuesday (all day)
$5
$4

Golden Village

While Golden Village isn’t known to be the most affordable theatre, the trick is to look out for promotions. For instance, it’s offering $7 tickets for screenings after 9pm on Thursdays from now till 31 March 2020. Additionally, receive a $2.50 discount each Wednesday in January when you purchase an online ticket through DBS PayLah. From now till 20 November 2020, rally your friends for a flick at the Bishan, Tiong Bahru, Funan, Jurong Point, Bedok, Katong, or Grand outlet to enjoy reduced prices—$6.50 each for a group of five, $7 each for a group of four, and $7.50 each for a group of three. 

What’s more? GV is running a Movie Huat Huat EXTRA Deal wherein you can purchase a second standard movie ticket at just $8.80 when you purchase a total of two tickets to the movies. This works out to $11.15 per ticket, so you get a cool $2 discount on usual weekend and public holiday ticket prices of $13.50. The promotion is valid till 11.59pm on 24 January. Use the code GVHUAT88 during your purchase via the Golden Village website or iGV app.

Price List: 

Ticket Type Day Price
Adults Weekdays
Weekends
$9, $9.50 (New releases)
$13.50
Students Monday to Friday before 6pm $7
Senior Citizens Monday to Friday before 6pm $5
GV Movie Club members Monday and Tuesday $7
HSBC Movie Club members Weekdays (Red prepaid card)
All days (Silver prepaid card)
$7 (A package of 10 tickets for $70)
$9.50 (A package of 10 tickets for $95)
HSBC Credit or Debit card holders
DBS/POSB Credit or Debit card holders
Weekdays
Weekends
$8
$12.50

Filmgarde Cineplexes 

Boasting just three branches (at Bugis+, Leisure Park Kallang, and Century Square in Tampines), Filmgarde Cineplexes is among the lesser known cinemas in Singapore. Its prices are neither expensive, nor the cheapest in the market. As for bundle promotions, a $3 top-up entitles students to a small popcorn and a drink for weekday screenings before 6pm at the Century Square outlet. Get in on the 2’s Value Deal as well, where you’ll get a pair of movie tickets, a regular popcorn, a Calbee packet, a regular drink and a bottle of water for $28 on a weekday or $37 on a weekend. 

Price List: 

Ticket Type Day Price
Adults Monday to Thursday
Friday to Sunday
$9 (2D), $11 (3D), $9.50 (Sneak previews and first week titles)
$13.50 (2D), $14.50 (3D)
Students (Only available for the Filmgarde Century Square outlet) Monday to Friday before 6pm $7
Senior Citizens (55 years old and above) Monday to Friday before 6pm $5

The Projector 

A stomping ground for indie and arthouse film buffs, The Projector is a local gem that took over the now-defunct Golden Theatre on the fifth floor of Golden Mile Tower, and breathed new life into the space while retaining a few retro elements such as the original seats. The cultural hotspot offers highly curated titles, featuring not just the latest blockbuster hits, but also old-school classics for an alternative movie-going experience. 

Price List: 

Category 1 Category 2
Adults $13.50
Students, senior citizens (55 years old and above), National Servicemen, disabled folk, and domestic helpers $11.50
Fan Club members $11.50
Student Club and Senior Club members $9.50

Eaglewings Cinematics

Situated in KAP Residences Mall, this newly built, independent cinema offers the poshest experience with three tiers of arrangements. Its standard halls seat between 60 and 63 people, while its platinum and gold theatres boast 18 and 12 seats respectively. A two-storey lounge, inspired by the design of penthouses, adds to the luxury. For those with a limited budget, don’t fret. While tickets can cost up to $34 for a gold class, weekend screening, the usual rates are $9.50 for adults, $6.50 for students, and $5.50 for senior citizens.

Price List: 

Cinema Day Price
Eagle Classic – Adults Weekdays
Friday evenings to Sunday
$9.50
$12.50
Eagle Classic – Students (Primary, secondary and tertiary) Weekdays (9am to 5pm) $6.50
Eagle Classic – Senior Citizens (Above 55 years old) Weekdays (9am to 5pm) $5.50
Eagle Platinum Weekdays
Friday evenings to Sunday
$22
$30
Eagle Gold Weekdays
Friday evenings to Sunday
$26
$34

You could be saving more when visiting the cinema, if you use the right credit card. Head to the link below to check out the best credit cards to use when booking movie tickets and shopping.

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By Marie Cheng
Marie is a self-diagnosed cheapskate, who once went dumpster diving and returned with a luggage of free loot. Nothing excites her more than stumbling upon vintage gems with wholesale price tags at the flea market.