The COMPLETE Guide to Movie Ticket Prices in Singapore

Ah, going to the movies. Compared to many activities, movie ticket prices are still relatively inexpensive. But if you’re going as a family, the amount quickly adds up, depending on how many members there are in your family. And that’s not even counting popcorn and other food and drink concessions! No wonder Netflix is so popular — it’s less than $20 for a whole month, and they have lots of great shows.

BUT you know the problem with Netflix? It can’t let you watch Wonder Woman 1984, or any other major blockbuster, when they first open in cinemas. You’ll have to wait for months, if not years, for those movies to appear on Netflix. (IF they even appear on Netflix — Disney and other media conglomerates are coming up with/already have their own streaming services, so Disney, Marvel and Star Wars movies will most probably be gone from Netflix for good after 2020. You’ll have to subscribe to extra streamers in future to enjoy shows from different movie studios.)

If you don’t mind waiting, that’s great! But if you absolutely *need* to watch a movie in the first week of its release, you’ll have to go to the cinema. (You can be a pirate, but not only is it illegal, the quality of the picture usually sucks in comparison, and the experience isn’t as great. Movies like the huge blockbusters that everyone is clamouring to watch were made for the big screen.)

I can’t help you with money woes, but I can help you break down each cinema’s ticket prices and promotions, and determine which one is the most inexpensive to go to on any given day.

Click here to jump to discounts by cinema chains in Singapore.

Click here for a comparison of movie ticket prices across all cinemas.

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Click here for my conclusions after compiling this entire guide on movie ticket prices.

This article will be updated at least once every quarter to reflect changes in ticket prices/promotions. Last update: 4 Dec 2020.

Discounts by Cinema Chains in Singapore

There are 7 cinema chains in Singapore. (Click on each cinema on the list to jump to that section if you don’t want to scroll through the whole page.)

  1. Golden Village Multiplexes
  2. Cathay Cineplexes
  3. Shaw Theatres
  4. Filmgarde Cineplexes
  5. WE Cinemas
  6. EagleWings Cinematics
  7. The Projector

However, only the first 6 cinema chains play the latest movie releases. The Projector occasionally plays the latest indie movie releases, but not blockbusters like Marvel movies, Star Wars, Fast & Furious etc.

There are a total of 35 cinema locations islandwide.

Golden Village Multiplexes

Golden Village (GV) is the largest cinema chain in Singapore with 14 locations: Yishun, Bishan Junction 8, Tiong Bahru Plaza, Jurong Point, Tampines Mall, Great World City, Plaza Singapura, 112 Katong (closed for renovation), City Square, Suntec City, VivoCity, Paya Lebar, Djitsun Mall Bedok and Funan.

Besides standard 2D and 3D movie theatres, GV also has premium-priced formats and theatres: Gold Class®, Gold Class Express, Gemini, Duo Deluxe, Deluxe Plus, Dolby Atmos®, D-Box and Grand Seats.

Current GV Ticket Prices

GV ticket prices (as of 4 Dec 2020)
GV ticket prices (as of 4 Dec 2020)

Discounts

GV Student Movie Ticket Prices
  • Standard tickets: $7 (2D), $9 (3D)
  • GVmax® Dolby® Atmos™ (only at GV VivoCity): $8 (2D), $10 (3D)
  • D-Box (only at GV Bishan): $10 (2D), $12 (3D)
  • Premium seats (Grand Seat, Duo Deluxe, Deluxe Plus & Gemini only): $12

Important note: Only for walk-in purchases of tickets for movie sessions before 6pm on Mon-Fri (excluding Public Holidays and eve of Public Holidays).

Valid till: 30 December 2020

Full list of GV Student Movie Ticket Prices terms & conditions here.

GV Senior Citizen Movie Ticket Prices (for ages 55 & above)
  • Standard 2D tickets: $5
  • Premium seats (Grand Seat, Duo Deluxe, Deluxe Plus & Gemini only): $10

Important note: Only for walk-in purchases for movie sessions before 6pm on Mon-Fri (excluding Public Holidays and eve of Public Holidays).

Valid till: 30 December 2020

Full list of GV Senior Citizen Movie Ticket Prices terms & conditions here.

Card promotions

GV Movie Club® eCard
  • $2 off online bookings on Monday
  • $7 tickets on Tuesdays
  • $1 off Combo of the Week

Important note: Terms & conditions, such as Public Holiday and eve of Public Holiday exclusions, apply.

Valid till: New members get all benefits. From the second year onwards, members must have watched 4 different movies in the past 12 months to qualify.

Full list of GV Movie Club® benefits and terms & conditions here.

HSBC Movie Privileges
  • $2 off standard 2D tickets on all days (excluding Public Holidays and eve of Public Holidays)

Important note: Only for online, iGV mobile app and Automated Ticketing Machine transactions. All payments (including convenience fee) must be made using a HSBC credit or debit card.

Valid till: No expiry date currently

Full list of HSBC Movie Privilege terms & conditions here.

POSB/DBS Movie Privileges

DBS/POSB Credit & Debit card and DBS PayLah! members are entitled to the following:

  • $1 off each 2D, 3D, Gemini, Deluxe Plus and Duo Deluxe ticket for all days (excluding Public Holidays and eve of Public Holidays)
  • $3 off each Gold Class® ticket (Mon-Wed, excluding Public Holidays and eve of Public Holidays)
  • $2 off each Gold Class Express Ticket (Mon-Wed, excluding Public Holidays and eve of Public Holidays)

Important note: Only for online and Automated Ticketing Machine transactions. All payments (including convenience fee) must be made using a POSB credit or debit card.

Valid till: No expiry date currently

Full list of POSB/DBS Movie Privilege terms & conditions here.

DBS PayLah! Wednesday $2.50 off
  • $2.50 off 2D, 3D, Gemini, Deluxe Plus and Duo Deluxe tickets on Wednesdays (excluding Public Holidays and eve of Public Holidays)

Important note: Only for DBS PayLah! users who book tickets exclusively through the GV icon on the DBS PayLah! app. Limited to 4 tickets per transaction.

Valid till: No expiry date currently

Full list of DBS PayLah! Wednesday $2.50 off terms & conditions here.

Cathay Cineplexes

Cathay Cineplexes is the second-largest cinema chain in Singapore with 8 locations: The Cathay Cineplex, Cineleisure Orchard, Causeway Point, AMK Hub, Downtown East, West Mall, JEM and Parkway Parade.

Besides standard 2D and 3D movie theatres, Cathay’s premium-priced theatres are its Platinum Movie Suites, Elite Club, Ultima seats and Dolby Atmos®.

Current Cathay Ticket Prices

Cathay ticket prices (as of 4 Dec 2020)
Cathay ticket prices (as of 4 Dec 2020)
Cathay Platinum Suites ticket prices (as of 4 Dec 2020)
Cathay Platinum Suites ticket prices (as of 4 Dec 2020)

Discounts

Cathay Student Movie Ticket Prices
  • Standard 2D tickets (Mon, Wed-Fri before 6pm): $7
  • Standard 2D tickets (Tues all day): $6
  • F&B promo: Medium popcorn $3, top up $1.50 for a soft drink

Important note: Only for box office purchases for movie sessions on Mon-Fri (excluding Public Holidays and eve of Public Holidays).

Valid till: No expiry date currently

Full list of Cathay Student Movie Ticket Prices terms & conditions here.

Full list of Student F&B Privileges terms & conditions here.

Cathay Senior Citizen Movie Ticket Prices (for ages 55 & above)
  • Standard 2D tickets: $5
  • Standard 2D tickets (Tues all day): $4 (for Merdeka and Pioneer Generation card holders only. Includes Public Holidays and eve of Public Holidays)

Important note: Only for box office purchases for movie sessions before 6pm on Mon-Fri (excluding Public Holidays and eve of Public Holidays).

Valid till: No expiry date currently

Full list of Senior Citizen Movie Ticket Prices terms & conditions here.

Full list of Merdeka and Pioneer Generation Privileges terms & conditions here.

Value Deals for 2 or 4 people

For a pair at $25 (Mon-Thurs, excluding Public Holidays and eve of Public Holidays) / $33 (Fri-Sun):

  • 2 standard 2D movie tickets
  • A medium popcorn
  • An upsized fountain drink soda

For a group of 4 at $50 (Mon-Thurs, excluding Public Holidays and eve of Public Holidays) / $66 (Fri-Sun):

  • 4 standard 2D movie tickets
  • A large popcorn
  • 2 upsized fountain drink sodas
  • 8pcs chicken nuggets

Important note: Only for web and mobile purchases.

Valid till: No expiry date currently

Full list of Value Deals for Everyone terms & conditions here.

Card Promotions

Standard Chartered MasterCard
  • $7 off a pair of standard 2D tickets for all days

Important note: Only for walk-in purchases. Limited to 4 tickets per transaction per cardholder. Capped at 500 redemptions weekly.

Valid till: 31 December 2020

Full list of Standard Chartered MasterCard promo terms & conditions here.

UOB
  • $9.50 standard 2D Fri-Sun tickets (U.P. $13.50)

Important note: Only for walk-in purchases. Limited to 4 tickets per transaction.

Valid till: 12 August 2021

Full list of UOB Credit Card promo terms & conditions here.

PAssion POSB Debit Card
  • 1-for-1 movie tickets at all Cathay Cineplexes box offices on the 10th of every month

Important note: Only for the first 800 redemptions on the 10th day of every month and only valid for box office purchases. Each redemption allows you to purchase 2 movie tickets at the price of 1.

Valid till: 31 December 2020

Full list of PAssion POSB Debit Card terms & conditions here.

PAssion Card Movie Privileges
  • $11.50 Weekday Movie Package (Mon-Thurs, excluding Public Holidays and eve of Public Holidays)
  • $14.50 Weekend Movie Package (Fri-Sun, including Public Holidays and eve of Public Holidays)

Important note: Both packages include 1 standard 2D movie ticket and 1 $5 F&B voucher. Only for box office purchases.

Valid till: 30 April 2021

Full list of PAssion Card Movie Privileges terms & conditions here.

HomeTeamNS physical card or e-card
  • 1-for-1 standard 2D movie tickets everyday
  • $5 F&B Combo (U.P. $9.50)

Important note: Limited to 2 pairs of tickets per member per day, capped at first 50 pairs a day. Only for box office purchases.

Valid till: 31 December 2020

Full list of HomeTeamNS 1-for-1 Movie Tickets terms & conditions here.

Shaw Theatres

Shaw Theatres is one of Singapore’s oldest cinema chains with a history dating back to the pre-WWII period. It currently operates 9 locations: Lido, Waterway Point, nex (closed till further notice), Seletar, JCube, Lot One (closed for renovation), Balestier (closed for renovation), Jewel and Paya Lebar Quarter.

Besides standard 2D and 3D movie theatres, Shaw has the fully-immersive IMAX format, luxurious premiere theatres, boutique Lumiere halls and family-friendly Dreamers theatre.

Current Shaw Ticket Prices

Shaw ticket prices (as of 4 Dec 2020)
Shaw ticket prices (as of 4 Dec 2020)
Shaw IMAX ticket prices (as of 4 Dec 2020)
Shaw IMAX ticket prices (as of 4 Dec 2020)
Shaw premiere ticket prices (as of 4 Dec 2020)
Shaw premiere ticket prices (as of 4 Dec 2020)
Shaw Lumiere ticket prices (as of 4 Dec 2020)
Shaw Lumiere ticket prices (as of 4 Dec 2020)
Shaw Dreamers ticket prices (as of 4 Dec 2020)
Shaw Dreamers ticket prices (as of 4 Dec 2020)

Discounts

Shaw Student Movie Ticket Prices
  • Standard tickets: $6.50 (2D), $9 (3D)
  • IMAX (Mon-Thurs before 6pm, excluding opening week titles): $12 (2D), $14 (3D)
  • IMAX (Fri before 6pm / opening week titles): $15 (2D), $17 (3D)

Important note: Only for walk-in purchases for movie sessions before 6pm on Mon-Fri (excluding Public Holidays and eve of Public Holidays). For children aged 12 & below, IMAX concession pricing is applicable for sessions after 6pm too.

Valid till: No expiry date currently

Full list of Shaw Student Movie Ticket Prices terms & conditions here.

Full list of IMAX Students’ Price terms & conditions here.

Shaw Senior Citizen Movie Ticket Prices (for ages 55 & above)
  • Standard 2D tickets: $4
  • IMAX (Mon-Thurs before 6pm, excluding opening week titles): $12 (2D), $14 (3D)
  • IMAX (Fri before 6pm / opening week titles): $15 (2D), $17 (3D)

Important note: Only for walk-in purchases for movie sessions before 6pm on Mon-Fri (excluding Public Holidays and eve of Public Holidays).

Valid till: No expiry date currently

Full list of Shaw Senior Citizen Movie Ticket Prices terms & conditions here.

Full list of IMAX Senior Citizen Movie Ticket Prices terms & conditions here.

Buy 1 adult ticket, get 1 free for kids age 6 & below
  • Buy 1 standard 2D adult ticket at any Shaw theatre and your kid aged 6 & below gets to watch for free.
  • Ribena Popcorn Combo (1 46oz popcorn & 1 packet of Ribena): $5.90 (U.P. $7.40)

Important note: Only for walk-in purchases for movie sessions before 2pm on Mon-Fri (excluding Public Holidays and eve of Public Holidays).

Valid till: No expiry date currently

Full list of Kiddos Watch for Free terms & conditions here.

IMAX Family Package

Family Package: Admission for 4 to Shaw Theatres IMAX® (at least 1 child of age under 13 years old). Additional child gets $2 off prevailing ticket price.

  • Off-peak period (Mon-Thurs before 6pm, excluding opening week titles, Public Holidays and eve of Public Holidays): $50 (2D), $58 (3D)
  • Peak period (Fri-Sun, Public Holidays and eve of Public Holidays / opening week titles): $60 (2D), $68 (3D)

Important note: Only for box office or online purchases only.

Valid till: No expiry date currently

Full list of IMAX Family Package terms & conditions here.

Card Promotions

OCBC Movie Privileges
  • $1 off standard 2D movie tickets
  • $30 for 2 standard 2D movie tickets, 2 32oz drinks & 1 85 Oz popcorn
  • $38 for 2 standard 3D movie tickets, 2 RealD 3D glasses, 2 32oz drinks & 1 85 Oz popcorn

Important note: Only for walk-in purchases and a maximum of 4 discounted movie tickets/4 movie packages per cardmember per day.

Valid till: 31 July 2021

Full list of OCBC Movie Privileges terms & conditions here.

UnionPay Singapore Cardholders Movie Privileges
  • 1-for-1 standard 2D movie tickets (limited to the first 1000 tickets per month and maximum of 1 free 2D ticket per cardholder per day)
  • $1 off Large Popcorn Combo Set (limited to the first 1000 customers per month)

Important note: Only for walk-in purchases with Singapore-issued UnionPay Cards.

Valid till: 31 December 2020

Full list of UnionPay Singapore Cardholders Movie Privileges terms & conditions here.

SAFRA MovieMax Movie Privileges
  • Mon-Thurs (excluding opening titles/sneaks): $7 (2D), $9 (3D)
  • Mon-Thurs (opening titles/sneaks): $8 (2D), $12 (3D)
  • Fri-Sun, public holidays & eve of public holidays: $10 (2D), $12 (3D)
  • Regular Popcorn Combo Set (1 46oz popcorn & 1 22oz drink): $5.50 (U.P. $7.20)
  • $1 off any Popcorn Combo Set / Hotdog Combo Set / Nachos Combo Set

Important note: Discounts only applicable for movie sessions at the 4 participating locations: Shaw JCube, Paya Lebar Quarter, Seletar and Waterway Point only. Not for selected blockbuster sneak previews and during the first week’s screening of selected blockbuster titles. Not valid on the eve of Christmas Day, Christmas Day, New Year’s Day Eve, New Year’s Day and Chinese New Year Eve and 1st and 2nd day of Chinese New Year.

Valid till: 31 December 2022

Full list of SAFRA MovieMax Movie Privileges terms & conditions here.

SAFRA Members NSF Tuesday Movie Perks
  • Tues (excluding opening titles/sneaks): $7 (2D), $9 (3D)
  • Tues (opening titles/sneaks): $8 (2D), $12 (3D)
  • Tues (Public holiday & eve of public holiday): $10 (2D), $12 (3D)
  • Regular Popcorn Combo Set (1 46oz popcorn & 1 22oz drink): $5.50 (U.P. $7.20)

Important note: Limited to 1st 1,000 tickets issued to SAFRA NSF members every Tuesday. Discounts only applicable for movie sessions at the 4 participating locations: Shaw JCube, Paya Lebar Quarter, Seletar and Waterway Point only. Not for selected blockbuster sneak previews and during the first week’s screening of selected blockbuster titles. Not valid on the eve of Christmas Day, Christmas Day, New Year’s Day Eve, New Year’s Day and Chinese New Year Eve and 1st and 2nd day of Chinese New Year.

Valid till: 31 December 2022

Full list of SAFRA Members NSF Tuesday Movie Perks terms & conditions here.

SAFRA Movie Perks Every Day
  • Mon-Thurs (excluding opening titles/sneaks): $7.50 (2D)
  • Mon-Thurs (opening titles/sneaks): $9 (2D)
  • Fri-Sun, public holidays & eve of public holidays: $11 (2D)
  • $1 off any Regular/Large/Family Popcorn Combo Set / Hotdog Combo Set / Nachos Combo Set

Important note: Not for selected blockbuster sneak previews and during the first week’s screening of selected blockbuster titles. Not valid on the eve of Christmas Day, Christmas Day, New Year’s Day Eve, New Year’s Day and Chinese New Year Eve and 1st and 2nd day of Chinese New Year.

Valid till: 31 December 2022

Full list of SAFRA Movie Perks Every Day terms & conditions here.

SAFRA 1-for-1 Weekend Tickets
  • 1-for-1 standard 2D movie tickets (every Sat & Sun)

Important note: Limited to 1 free ticket redemption per member per day, capped at first 300 redemptions per weekend. Only for online bookings. Not valid on 13 & 14 Feb (Chinese New Year weekend).

Valid till: 28 March 2021

Full list of SAFRA 1-for-1 Weekend Tickets terms & conditions here.

Filmgarde Cineplexes

Filmgarde was established in 2007, and now has 3 locations: Leisure Park Kallang, Bugis+ and Century Square.

Current Filmgarde Ticket Prices

Filmgarde ticket prices (as of 4 Dec 2020)
Filmgarde ticket prices (as of 4 Dec 2020)

Discounts

Filmgarde Student Movie Ticket Prices
  • Standard 2D tickets (only at Filmgarde Century Square): $7
  • 1 standard 2D movie ticket, 1 small popcorn & 1 small drink: $10

Important note: Only for walk-in purchases of tickets for movie sessions before 6pm on Mon-Fri (excluding Public Holidays and eve of Public Holidays).

Valid till: No expiry date currently

Full list of Filmgarde Student Movie Ticket Prices terms & conditions here.

Filmgarde Senior Citizen Movie Ticket Prices (for ages 55 & above)
  • Standard 2D tickets: $5

Important note: Only for walk-in purchases for movie sessions before 6pm on Mon-Fri (excluding Sneaks, Public Holidays and eve of Public Holidays).

Valid till: No expiry date currently

Full list of Filmgarde Senior Citizen Movie Ticket Prices terms & conditions here.

2’s Value Deal
  • 2 standard 2D movie tickets, 1 regular popcorn, 1 regular drink, 1 bottled water & 1 Calbee (Hot & Spicy): $28 (Mon-Thurs), $37 (Fri-Sun)

Important note: Excludes movie sessions on Public Holidays and eve of Public Holidays.

Valid till: No expiry date currently

Full list of 2’s Value Deal terms & conditions here.

WE Cinemas

Formerly known as Eng Wah Cinemas, WE Cinemas now only operates 1 location at 321 Clementi.

Besides standard 2D and 3D movie theatres, WE Cinemas also has a premium-priced theatre called First Class.

Current WE Cinemas Ticket Prices

WE Cinemas ticket prices (as of 4 Dec 2020)
WE Cinemas ticket prices (as of 4 Dec 2020)

Discounts

WE Cinemas Student Movie Ticket Prices
  • Standard tickets (Mon-Wed all day, Thurs-Fri before 6pm): $7 (2D), $8 (3D), $9 (2D Atmos)
  • First Class (Mon-Tues before 6pm): $30/pair

Important note: Only for walk-in purchases. Excludes movie sessions on Public Holidays and eve of Public Holidays, or for special screenings, previews, super blockbusters or special-themed films.

Valid till: No expiry date currently

Full list of WE Cinemas Student Movie Ticket Prices terms & conditions here.

WE Cinemas Senior Citizen Movie Ticket Prices (for ages 55 & above)
  • Standard tickets (Mon-Fri before 6pm): $4.50 (2D), $6.50 (2D Atmos)
  • First Class (Mon-Tues before 6pm): $30/pair

Important note: Only for walk-in purchases. Excludes movie sessions on Public Holidays and eve of Public Holidays, or for 3D, special screenings, previews, super blockbusters or special-themed films.

Valid till: No expiry date currently

Full list of WE Cinemas Senior Citizens Movie Ticket Prices terms & conditions here.

Twosome Bundle Deal
  • 2 standard 2D movie tickets, 1 large popcorn & 2 regular drinks: $25 (Mon-Thurs), $31 (Fri-Sun, Public Holidays and eve of Public Holidays)

Valid till: 31 December 2020

Full list of Twosome Bundle Deal terms & conditions here.

Card promotions

WE Club Membership
  • $1 off standard 2D, 3D and Dolby Atmos tickets

Important note: Only for walk-in purchases. Excludes movie sessions on Public Holidays and eve of Public Holidays.

Valid till: No expiry date currently

Full list of WE Club Membership details here.

PAssion Card
  • $1 off standard 2D tickets (with minimum purchase of 2 tickets)

Important note: Only for walk-in purchases. Excludes movie sessions on Public Holidays and eve of Public Holidays.

Valid till: No expiry date currently

Full list of PAssion Card promo terms & conditions here.

Maybank
  • $1 off standard 2D tickets (with minimum purchase of 2 tickets)

Important note: Only for walk-in purchases. Excludes movie sessions on Public Holidays and eve of Public Holidays.

Valid till: No expiry date currently

Full list of Maybank Credit Card promo terms & conditions here.

UOB
  • $1 off standard 2D tickets (with minimum purchase of 2 tickets)

Important note: Only for walk-in purchases. Excludes movie sessions on Public Holidays and eve of Public Holidays.

Valid till: No expiry date currently

Full list of UOB Credit Card promo terms & conditions here.

Citibank
  • $1 off standard 2D tickets (with minimum purchase of 2 tickets)

Important note: Only for walk-in purchases. Excludes movie sessions on Public Holidays and eve of Public Holidays.

Valid till: No expiry date currently

Full list of Citibank Credit Card promo terms & conditions here.

Bank of China
  • $1 off standard 2D tickets (with minimum purchase of 2 tickets)

Important note: Only for walk-in purchases. Excludes movie sessions on Public Holidays and eve of Public Holidays.

Valid till: No expiry date currently

Full list of Bank of China Credit Card promo terms & conditions here.

American Express
  • $1 off standard 2D tickets (with minimum purchase of 2 tickets)

Important note: Only for walk-in purchases. Excludes movie sessions on Public Holidays and eve of Public Holidays.

Valid till: 31 March 2021

Full list of American Express Credit Card promo terms & conditions here.

EagleWings Cinematics

The newest kid on the block, EagleWings Cinematics is located in KAP Residences Mall (where the King Albert Park McDonald’s used to be). Besides screening the latest blockbuster films, they will also screen independent uplifting faith-based films.

EagleWings only has 5 cinema halls: 1 standard cinemas with 63 seats, and 4 premium cinemas — Eagle Silver with 30 seats, Eagle Platinum with 18 seats, and 2 Eagle Gold halls with 12 seats each.

Current EagleWings Ticket Prices

Eagle Classic (63 seats)
  • Mon-Thurs: $9.50
  • Fri-Sun, Public Holidays & eve of Public Holidays: $12.50
Eagle Silver (30 seats) *Premium hall*
  • Mon-Thurs: $16
  • Fri-Sun, Public Holidays & eve of Public Holidays: $21
Eagle Gold (12 seats) *Premium hall*
  • Mon-Thurs: $22
  • Fri-Sun, Public Holidays & eve of Public Holidays: $30
Eagle Platinum (18 seats) *Premium hall*
  • Mon-Thurs: $26
  • Fri-Sun, Public Holidays & eve of Public Holidays: $34

Discounts

EagleWings Student Movie Ticket Prices
  • Standard tickets: $6.50

Important note: Only for box office purchases for movie sessions 9am-5pm on Mon-Fri (excluding Public Holidays and eve of Public Holidays).

Valid till: No expiry date currently

EagleWings Senior Citizen Movie Ticket Prices (for ages 55 & above)
  • Standard tickets: $5.50

Important note: Only for box office purchases for movie sessions 9am-5pm on Mon-Fri (excluding Public Holidays and eve of Public Holidays).

Valid till: No expiry date currently

The Projector

The Projector is a small, specially curated cinema that mainly plays films that are foreign, cult favourites, classics, arthouse, horror, local flicks, retrospectives and special themed nights. It occasionally plays new, independent movies that have just been released, but they seldom, if ever, play the latest blockbusters that are screening.

Current Projector Ticket Prices

  • Standard tickets: $13.50 (Mon-Thurs), $15 (Fri-Sun, Public Holidays & Eve of Public Holidays)

Discounts

Students, Seniors (ages 55 & above), National Servicemen (NSF), Persons with Disabilities and Domestic Helpers
  • Concession movie ticket price: $11.50 (Mon-Thurs), $13 (Fri-Sun, Public Holidays & Eve of Public Holidays)

Important note: Present your IC / Student ID / SG Enable Transport Concession Card / SADeaf Hearing Help Card / Work Permit at the Box Office to verify your eligibility.

Valid till: No expiry date currently

Summary of All Cinema Ticket Prices

If sifting through all the above movie ticket prices and figuring out which cinemas have the cheapest prices or give the best promotions is too complicated, no worries, I’m here for you!

Standard 2D Movie Ticket Prices

Here’s a summary of movie ticket prices across all cinemas throughout the week. Because some cinemas have premium formats that are exclusive to themselves, I am only comparing the prices for standard 2D movie tickets here.

Summary of standard 2D movie ticket prices across all cinemas in Singapore (as of 4 Dec 2020)
Summary of standard 2D movie ticket prices across all cinemas in Singapore (as of 4 Dec 2020)

As you can see, most cinemas have a similar pricing structure, and differ from each other at most by $1. The Projector’s prices are much different on weekdays, but that’s because they’re a specialised, independent cinema offering curated, arthouse movies that are not played in the other mainstream cineplexes.

You can choose to go to the cheapest cinema on the list, but honestly, the difference between the mainstream cinemas isn’t much. If there’s a GV nearer your house, I wouldn’t recommend that you purposely travel further just to take advantage of the cheaper prices at WE Cinemas. The extra transport fares will probably cost the amount that you were trying to save by going to the “cheaper” cinema.

Luxury Movie Experiences

Most cinemas also offer a luxury movie experience. These come with lounges for patrons to relax before the movie starts, recliner seats in the cinema halls (which have fewer seats and feel more exclusive), and concierge service where you can order better quality food, drinks and wine from your seat and dine in the cinema (aka a restaurant experience in a cinema).

Summary of luxury 2D movie ticket prices across all cinemas in Singapore (as of 4 Dec 2020)
Summary of luxury 2D movie ticket prices across all cinemas in Singapore (as of 4 Dec 2020)

The price differences among the various cinemas’ luxury offerings are more stark, but each offers a unique experience, so I can’t say they’re comparable based on price alone. (Except Gold Class Express at GV Funan. For a mere $3 difference, I really recommend that you go for the full-scale Gold Class experience instead — after the pandemic is over. You’ll thank me.)

Plus, if you’re willing to pay a premium for a movie ticket, are you really looking to save money, or do you want to get the most out of your experience? Like restaurants, the cheapest may not be the best value for money. You’ll just have to try all of the luxury movie cinemas to see if their experiences are worth their prices.

Discounts by Concession Category and Card Promotions

In addition, each cinema offers concession prices and discounts for different credit cards or membership programmes. Below, I break down which cinemas offer the best prices for students and senior citizens, and which cards give you the best discounts.

(Click on each category in the numbered list to jump to that section. Take note of the terms & conditions of each promo!)

  1. Student Movie Ticket Prices
  2. Senior Citizen Movie Ticket Prices (for ages 55 & above)
  3. Family/Group Promotions
  4. DBS/POSB Credit Cards and DBS Paylah!
  5. OCBC Credit Cards
  6. HSBC Credit Cards
  7. UnionPay Singapore Cardholders
  8. Maybank Credit Cards
  9. UOB Credit Cards
  10. Citibank Credit Cards
  11. Standard Chartered MasterCard
  12. PAssion Card
  13. SAFRA
  14. HomeTeamNS
  15. GV Movie Club
  16. WE Club
  17. Other Promotions

Note, unless otherwise stated:

  • Concession ticket prices are for Mon-Fri before 6pm.
  • Concessions and promotions exclude movie sessions on Public Holidays and eve of Public Holidays.

Student Movie Ticket Prices

By descending order of cheapest price:

  1. Cathay: $6 (Tues all day), $7 (Mon, Wed-Fri before 6pm)
  2. Shaw: $6.50
  3. EagleWings: $6.50 (Mon-Fri before 5pm)
  4. WE Cinemas: $7 (Mon-Wed all day, Thurs-Fri before 6pm)
  5. GV: $7
  6. Filmgarde: $7 at Filmgarde Century Square, $10 bundle deal (includes 1 small popcorn & 1 small drink)
  7. The Projector: $11.50 (Mon-Thurs), $13 (Fri-Sun, Public Holidays & Eve of Public Holidays)

Cathay has really good deals for students on Tuesdays! That’s the day I would pick to watch movies if I’m one.

Senior Citizen Movie Ticket Prices (for ages 55 & above)

By descending order of cheapest price:

  1. Shaw: $4
  2. WE Cinemas: $4.50
  3. Cathay: $4 (Tues all day for Merdeka & Pioneer Generation card holders only), $5 (Mon-Fri before 6pm)
  4. GV: $5
  5. Filmgarde: $5
  6. EagleWings: $5.50 (Mon-Fri before 5pm)
  7. The Projector: $11.50 (Mon-Thurs), $13 (Fri-Sun, Public Holidays & Eve of Public Holidays)

It’s great to be a movie lover above 55 years old. Especially one living near a Shaw cinema. But $5.50 isn’t too bad if you live near EagleWings at King Albert Park.

Family/Group Promotions

DBS/POSB Credit Cards and DBS Paylah!

  • GV:
    • $1 off each 2D, 3D, Gemini, Deluxe Plus and Duo Deluxe ticket for all days. $3 off each Gold Class® ticket (Mon-Wed). $2 off each Gold Class Express ticket (Mon-Wed). Terms & conditions here.
    • $2.50 off 2D, 3D, Gemini, Deluxe Plus and Duo Deluxe tickets on Wednesdays for PayLah! users on DBS PayLah! app only. Terms & conditions here.

OCBC Credit Cards

HSBC Credit Cards

UnionPay Singapore Cardholders

  • Shaw: 1-for-1 standard 2D movie tickets (limited to the first 1000 tickets per month and maximum of 1 free 2D ticket per cardholder per day). Terms & conditions here.

Maybank Credit Cards

UOB Credit Cards

Citibank Credit Cards

Standard Chartered MasterCard

American Express Credit Cards

PAssion Card

SAFRA (At Shaw Theatres only)

HomeTeamNS

GV Movie Club

  • $2 off online bookings on Monday.
  • $7 tickets on Tuesdays.

Terms & conditions here.

WE Club

My conclusions after compiling this entire guide on movie ticket prices

Ultimately, I believe in doing what is convenient for you. Remember that the price differences among all the cinemas for regular tickets (without discounts) is $1 at most. Even with discounts, it’s less than $3 difference per ticket. If you’re an individual, don’t spend time and money travelling all the way to some godforsaken location when you live on the opposite end of the island — just to save $2! It’s not worth it. (Of course, if you’re a family of 10, that’s a different story. Or is it? ?)

This guide is SUPER long, but I hope you’ve found it extremely helpful!

P.S. I used to work at a cinema, even during my uni days, but that in no way affects my objectiveness in this post. Do what makes sense for you!

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