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 $25 for a whole month, and they have lots of great shows.

BUT you know the problem with Netflix? It can’t let you watch Doctor Strange and the Multiverse of Madness, 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, WarnerMedia and other media conglomerates already have their own streaming services, so you’ll have to subscribe to multiple streamers 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 occasionally to reflect changes in ticket prices/promotions. Last update: 7 Apr 2022.

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, 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 7 Apr 2022)
GV ticket prices (as of 7 Apr 2022)

Discounts

GV Student Movie Ticket Prices
  • Standard tickets: $7 (2D), $9 (3D)
  • GVmax® Dolby® Atmos™ (only at GV VivoCity): $9 (2D), $11 (3D)
  • D-Box (only at GV Bishan): $11 (2D), $13 (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 2022

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 2022

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

Card promotions

GV Movie Club® eCard
  • $2 off movie tickets on Mondays & Tuesdays
  • $1 off Combo of the Week
  • Members’ price for selected events

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
  • $2 off each Gold Class® ticket (excluding Gold Class Express)

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 (non-corporate cards issued in Singapore). Excludes Public Holidays, eve of Public Holidays, and the 1st 2 weeks of selected Blockbuster titles.

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
  • $3 off each Gold Class® ticket (Mon-Wed)
  • $2 off each Gold Class Express Ticket (Mon-Wed)

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. Excludes Public Holidays, eve of Public Holidays, Sneak Previews, the first week’s screening of blockbuster titles, and “No Free Passes” films (film titles marked with an *).

Valid till: No expiry date currently

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

DBS PayLah! Wednesday and Thursday $2.50 off
  • $2.50 off 2D, 3D, Gemini, Deluxe Plus and Duo Deluxe tickets on Wednesdays and Thursdays

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. Excludes Public Holidays and eve of Public Holidays.

Valid till: No expiry date currently

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

Maybank Movie Privileges
  • $1.50 off 2D tickets on Thursdays and Fridays

Important note: Only for online and iGV mobile app transactions. Limited to 5 tickets per cardholder per day. All payments (including convenience fee) must be made using a Maybank credit or debit card (non-corporate cards issued in Singapore). Excludes Public Holidays, eve of Public Holidays, Sneak Previews, the first week’s screening of blockbuster titles, and “No Free Passes” films (film titles marked with an *).

Valid till: No expiry date currently

Full list of Maybank Movie Privileges 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 7 Apr 2022)
Cathay ticket prices (as of 7 Apr 2022)
Cathay Platinum Suites ticket prices (as of 7 Apr 2022)
Cathay Platinum Suites ticket prices (as of 7 Apr 2022)

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 Deal for Two

For a pair at $28 (Mon-Thurs, excluding Public Holidays and eve of Public Holidays) / $36 (Fri-Sun):

  • 2 standard 2D movie tickets
  • A medium popcorn
  • A regular soda
  • A tub of Pringles (42g)

Important note: Only for web and mobile purchases.

Valid till: No expiry date currently

Full list of Value Deal for Two terms & conditions here.

Card Promotions

Standard Chartered MasterCard
  • 1-for-1 Platinum Movie Suites Tickets for all days

Important note: Only for box office purchases. Limited to 1 pair of tickets per day per cardholder. Capped at 1000 redemptions.

Valid till: 30 April 2022

Full list of Standard Chartered MasterCard 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 for the price of 1. Limited to 1 free movie ticket per customer per day.

Valid till: 31 December 2022

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 2022

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 1 pair of tickets per member per day, capped at first 30 pairs per day. Only for box office purchases.

Valid till: 30 April 2022

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, Seletar, JCube, Lot One, 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 7 Apr 2022)
Shaw ticket prices (as of 7 Apr 2022)
Shaw IMAX ticket prices (as of 7 Apr 2022)
Shaw IMAX ticket prices (as of 7 Apr 2022)
Shaw premiere ticket prices (as of 7 Apr 2022)
Shaw premiere ticket prices (as of 7 Apr 2022)
Shaw Lumiere ticket prices (as of 7 Apr 2022)
Shaw Lumiere ticket prices (as of 7 Apr 2022)
Shaw Dreamers ticket prices (as of 7 Apr 2022)
Shaw Dreamers ticket prices (as of 7 Apr 2022)

Discounts

Shaw Student Movie Ticket Prices
  • Standard tickets (Mon-Fri before 6pm): $7 (2D), $9 (3D)
  • Lumiere (Mon-Thurs before 6pm, excluding opening week titles/sneaks): $13
  • Lumiere (Mon-Thurs opening week titles / sneaks / weekends / Public Holidays and eve of Public Holidays): $18
  • IMAX (Mon-Thurs before 6pm, excluding opening week titles/sneaks): $12 (2D), $14 (3D)
  • IMAX (Fri before 6pm / opening week titles / sneaks): $15 (2D), $17 (3D)

Important note: Only for walk-in purchases. For children aged 12 & below, IMAX concession pricing is applicable for sessions after 6pm too. Excludes Public Holidays and eve of Public Holidays, unless otherwise stated.

Valid till: No expiry date currently

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

Full list of IMAX Student Price terms & conditions here.

Shaw Senior Citizen Movie Ticket Prices (for ages 55 & above)
  • Standard 2D tickets (Mon-Fri before 6pm): $4.50
  • Lumiere (Mon-Thurs before 6pm, excluding opening week titles/sneaks): $12
  • Lumiere (Mon-Thurs opening week titles / sneaks / weekends / Public Holidays and eve of Public Holidays): $17
  • 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. Excludes Public Holidays and eve of Public Holidays, unless otherwise stated.

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/sneaks, 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 / sneaks): $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
  • $32 for 2 standard 2D movie tickets, 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 December 2022

Full list of OCBC Movie Privileges terms & conditions here.

SAFRA MovieMax Movie Privileges
  • Mon-Thurs (excluding opening titles/sneaks): $7 (2D)
  • Mon-Thurs (opening titles/sneaks): $8 (2D)
  • Fri-Sun, Public Holidays & eve of Public Holidays: $10 (2D)
  • Regular Popcorn Combo Set (1 46oz popcorn & 1 22oz drink): $5.50 (U.P. $7.90)
  • $1 off any Popcorn Combo Set / Hotdog Combo Set / Nachos Combo Set

Important note: Discounts only applicable for movie sessions at the 5 participating locations: Shaw JCube, Lot One, 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)
  • Tues (opening titles/sneaks): $8 (2D)
  • Tues (Public Holidays & eve of Public Holidays): $10 (2D)
  • Regular Popcorn Combo Set (1 46oz popcorn & 1 22oz drink): $5.50 (U.P. $7.90)

Important note: Limited to 1st 1,000 tickets issued to SAFRA NSF members every Tuesday, and maximum of 10 discounted tickets per Tuesday per SAFRA NSF member. Discounts only applicable for movie sessions at the 5 participating locations: Shaw JCube, Lot One, 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.

Filmgarde Cineplexes

Filmgarde was established in 2007, and now has only 2 locations: Leisure Park Kallang and Century Square. Its Bugis+ outlet closed on 3 February 2022, and its Century Square outlet will be closing down soon.

Current Filmgarde Ticket Prices

Filmgarde ticket prices (as of 7 Apr 2022)
Filmgarde ticket prices (as of 7 Apr 2022)

Discounts

Filmgarde Student Movie Ticket Prices
  • Standard 2D tickets: $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), $39 (Fri-Sun)

Important note: Mon-Thurs deal 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 7 Apr 2022)
WE Cinemas ticket prices (as of 7 Apr 2022)

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.

Card promotions

WE Club Membership
  • $1 off standard 2D, 3D and Dolby Atmos tickets
  • A 1-for-1 movie ticket voucher for standard 2D, Free Listed movie titles

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.

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.

Standard Chartered
  • $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 Standard Chartered 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: No expiry date currently

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 & Fri before 6pm: $9.50
  • Fri after 6pm, Sat-Sun, Public Holidays & eve of Public Holidays: $12.50
Eagle Silver (30 seats) *Premium hall*
  • Mon-Thurs & Fri before 6pm: $16
  • Fri after 6pm, Sat-Sun, Public Holidays & eve of Public Holidays: $21
Eagle Gold (12 seats) *Premium hall*
  • Mon-Thurs & Fri before 6pm: $22
  • Fri after 6pm, Sat-Sun, Public Holidays & eve of Public Holidays: $30
Eagle Platinum (18 seats) *Premium hall*
  • Mon-Thurs & Fri before 6pm: $26
  • Fri after 6pm, Sat-Sun, Public Holidays & eve of Public Holidays: $34

Discounts

EagleWings Student Movie Ticket Prices
  • Standard tickets: $6.50
  • Eagle Silver tickets: $13

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

EagleWings Senior Citizen Movie Ticket Prices (for ages 55 & above)
  • Standard tickets: $5.50
  • Eagle Silver tickets: $12.50
  • Eagle Gold tickets: $18.70
  • Eagle Platinum tickets: $22.10

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

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.

The Projector also recently opened a unique bistro lounge/cinema concept at Clarke Quay called Projector X: Riverside. The bar atmosphere is kept intact in the big screen experience, and audio is played through wireless headphones.

Current Projector Ticket Prices

  • Standard tickets: $13.50 (Mon-Thurs), $15 (Fri-Sun, Public Holidays & Eve of Public Holidays)
  • Projector X tickets: $18.50 (Wed-Thurs), $20 (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: Not applicable at Projector X: Riverside. 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

Membership

The Projector Fan Club ($70) / Student Fan Club ($55) / Senior Citizen Fan Club ($55)
  • 4 free tickets
  • $2 off standard ticket prices
  • 10% off total bill at Intermission bar

Important note: Terms & conditions apply. Free tickets are not applicable at Projector X: Riverside.

Valid till: Fan club prices are for a one-year membership.

See the full list of The Projector Fan Club benefits and terms & conditions when you click to join.

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 7 Apr 2022)
Summary of standard 2D movie ticket prices across all cinemas in Singapore (as of 7 Apr 2022)

As you can see, most cinemas have a similar pricing structure, and differ from each other at most by $2. 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 EagleWings. 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 7 Apr 2022)
Summary of luxury 2D movie ticket prices across all cinemas in Singapore (as of 7 Apr 2022)

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. 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. Maybank Credit Cards
  8. UOB Credit Cards
  9. Citibank Credit Cards
  10. Standard Chartered MasterCard
  11. PAssion Card
  12. SAFRA
  13. HomeTeamNS
  14. GV Movie Club
  15. WE Club

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. EagleWings: $6.50
  3. WE Cinemas: $7 (Mon-Wed all day, Thurs-Fri before 6pm)
  4. GV: $7
  5. Shaw: $7
  6. Filmgarde: $7, $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: $4.50
  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
  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 and Thursdays for PayLah! users on DBS PayLah! app only. Terms & conditions here.

OCBC Credit Cards

HSBC Credit Cards

  • GV: $2 off standard 2D tickets and Gold Class® tickets (excluding Gold Class Express) on all days. Terms & conditions here.

Maybank Credit Cards

UOB Credit Cards

Citibank Credit Cards

Standard Chartered Credit Cards

American Express Credit Cards

PAssion Card

SAFRA (At Shaw Theatres only)

HomeTeamNS

GV Movie Club

  • $2 off movie tickets on Mondays & Tuesdays

Terms & conditions here.

WE Club

  • $1 off standard 2D, 3D and Dolby Atmos tickets at WE Cinemas
  • A 1-for-1 movie ticket voucher for standard 2D, Free Listed movie titles

Terms & conditions here.

My conclusions after compiling this entire guide on movie ticket prices

  • It’s great to be a person above 55, or at the very least, a student.
  • If you’re not a student/senior citizen, have no credit cards whatsoever, and are not subscribed to anything mentioned above, go join the GV Movie Club — it’s free! — and catch movies on Mondays and Tuesdays for $2 off. You have to familiarise yourself with the T&Cs to prevent disappointment, but they have 14 locations, which makes it way more convenient.
    • But if you live near Clementi, join the WE Club instead. They have $1 off movie tickets everyday, and the T&Cs have less hoops to jump through.
  • SAFRA members enjoy the best deals at Shaw.
  • HomeTeamNS members should go to Cathay.
  • The credit card deals aren’t super great to be honest, so just pick the cinema which has discounts for the credit card you own.
  • EagleWings has the lowest weekend prices at $12.50.
  • Avoid Public Holidays and eve of Public Holidays at all costs!

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 $2 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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