The Finest Cinemas in Singapore

The Finest Cinemas in Singapore

Singaporeans love to see movies at cinemas, and over the past several years, the number of theaters offering cold air conditioning, plush seats, and cutting-edge digital audio and visual systems has increased significantly. It should come as no surprise that Singapore is thought to have the greatest global cinema attendance rate.

The list below includes some of the top locations if you’re seeking the best spots to hang out and have a good time. To us, picking a theater ought to be just as significant as picking a film. Here are our recommendations for the top 7 theaters in Singapore that you should make a priority.

Best Cinemas in Singapore


The Projector

The Projector - Cinemas Singapore
The Projector – Cinemas Singapore
ServicesMovies at the Cinema, Projector Rentals, Intermission Bar, Hire the Bar, Venue Hire, With Membership
Price Range Starts from $800
AddressGolden Mile Tower: 6001 Beach Road, Golden Mile Tower, #05-00, Singapore 199589
Projector X Riverside: Riverside Point, 30 Merchant Road, #04-13, Singapore 058282

2014 is the year. Three ladies stood at the foot of the famous Golden Mile Tower, exclaiming, “What is missing in this horrible hive of muck, villainy, and lupsup discos?” ‘Open an independent theatre!’ cried a plaintive scream from beyond the dizzying neon lights and staggering red-faced uncles deep into the agonized Brutalist building’s soul. ‘

Now fast forward to the present day. On a cloud of mookata smoke, there are still dizzying neon lights and numerous stumbling red-faced uncles wheezing Hokkien melodies. But, situated on the 5th floor, the idea of three courageous women lives on: a safe refuge for movie buffs, LGBTQ people, and woke-ass people who know how to have a good time.


  • Largest cinema in Southeast Asia when it was built
  • Well patronized for its good quality Mandarin films
Customer Reviews

Very unique art house Cinema with a retro inventory, that has been chosen by heart and passion for cinematography to give this beautiful cinema a real soul! – David Schwab


Shaw Theatres Lido Imax

Shaw Theatres Lido Max - Cinemas Singapore
Shaw Theatres Lido Max – Cinemas Singapore
ServicesMovies at the Cinema
Price Range Starts at S$9
Contact Details+65 6235 2077
Address350, Orchard Road, 5th/6th Floor, Shaw House Singapore, Singapore 228208

Singapore, 16 January 2018 – From 17 to 24 January 2018, Shaw Theatres Lido IMAX, Singapore’s first and biggest IMAX® hall, will be closed for upgrades. A new high-gain silver screen and a new sound system will be among the upgrades.

It’s been nearly seven years since Lido IMAX initially opened its doors to the public in May 2011 and enthralled moviegoers with the world’s most immersive cinematic experience. Fans can expect even more power and precision from IMAX’s next-generation sound system as a result of the modifications.


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

Wonderful movie theatre. Magical movie experience every time we go there. Pre-movie experience at the darkened lobby and snack bar is so inviting. Also, the exit is at the same lovely lobby. – Lester Chua


Gold Class Experience

Gold Class Experience - Cinemas Singapore
Gold Class Experience – Cinemas Singapore
ServicesMovies at the Cinema
Price RangeStarts at S$26
Address3 Temasek Boulevard #03-373 Singapore, Singapore 038983

Golden Village Multiplex Pte Ltd, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Orange Sky Golden Harvest Entertainment (Holdings), is Singapore’s leading cinema exhibitor, with 14 multiplexes and 112 screens in Yishun, Bishan Junction 8, Tiong Bahru Plaza, Jurong Point, Tampines Mall, Great World City, Plaza Singapura, City Square, Suntec City, VivoCity, Katong, Paya Lebar, and Bedok.

Through its Movie Club program, GV is the first local theatre business to personalize the movie-going experience. Today, GV is known for providing the most diverse selection of films, as well as cutting-edge design, convenience, and unrivaled comfort, with all theatres being remodeled between 2010 and 2021.


  • Singapore’s leading cinema
  • Singapore’s first all-laser cinema
Customer Reviews

Awesome movie theater..however the exit from hall 1 is full of descending staircases. – Azwar Rico



Filmgarde Cineplexes - Cinemas Singapore
Filmgarde Cineplexes – Cinemas Singapore
ServicesMovies at the Cinema
Price Range Starts at S$9.50
AddressLevel 5, Bugis+ Singapore, Singapore 397693

Filmgarde argues that films are both a popular form of entertainment and a vital element of our cultural fabric. Filmgarde was founded in 2007 in Singapore and has since established itself as a strong supporter of the local film industry and a proponent of film literacy. We refuse to define ourselves as a commercial or an arthouse theatre because we simply feel that excellent films should be shared with an audience.

Filmgarde was the first Cineplex in Asia to be completely equipped with the next-generation format of Immersive 3D Sound in cinema: AuroMax® 24.1 by Auro Technologies and Barco, as well as the first in Singapore to debut a Cinema Website, Mobile App, and Self-Ticketing Kiosk all at the same time.


  • Fully fitted with the next-generation format of Immersive 3D Sound in Cinema
Customer Reviews

Best cinema hideaway from the city area with an excellent sound system. Most often able to get tickets with good seats for a popular movie even at the last minute. – Cheong Tien Woi

Finest Cinemas in Singapore

Cathay Picturehouse

Cathay Cineplexes - Cinemas Singapore
Cathay Cineplexes – Cinemas Singapore
ServicesMovies at the Cinema
Price Range Starts at S$10.50
Address1002 Jalan Bukit Merah #07- 08 Singapore 159456 

Cathay Cineplexes, founded in 1998 and bought by mm2 Asia in November 2017, is a household name that provides moviegoers with a fantastic film experience and everyone’s favorite Signature Caramel Popcorn.


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

Comfortable chairs and incredible legroom. The cinema was great and the food being served outside was affordable too. – Garlic Videos


Carnival Cinemas

Carnival Cinemas - Cinemas Singapore
Carnival Cinemas – Cinemas Singapore
ServicesMovies at the Cinema
Price Range 
Contact Details+65 6902 7095
AddressBeach Rd, 03/00 GOLDEN MILE TOWER, Singapore 199589

Carnival Cinemas Singapore offers a unique combination of Bollywood and regional blockbusters, as well as mouthwatering cuisine specialties from around India.

Carnival Cinemas is back in business, returning to its roots as a movie theatre. The entertainment center on Mackenzie Road, a ten-minute drive from central Singapore, has reopened and is currently showing movies every day.


  • Redefining the art of entertainment in Singapore
  • Fastest-growing Multiplex chain in India
Customer Reviews

Great experience. Biggest theater in Singapore. Vikram movie watched. – Muru K


Eagle Wings Cinematics

Eaglewings Cinematics - Cinemas Singapore
Eaglewings Cinematics – Cinemas Singapore
ServicesMovies at the Cinema
Price Range Starts at S$16
Contact Details+65 9848 7777
Address9 King Albert Park, #01-58, Singapore 598332

EagleWings Cinematics was created to fulfill one of our mall’s goals: to provide delight to friends and family via a variety of healthful offers. “Light your world,” our EagleWings Cinematics motto, was inspired by the Bible scripture “You are the light of the world… “…allow your light to shine…”

In keeping with our values, EagleWings Cinematics will strive to play independent uplifting faith-based films that are family-friendly, wholesome, entertaining, educational, inspiring, and have a spiritually edifying message in addition to the newest blockbusters. It is our hope that through lighting our world, we will offer joy to many hearts and that everyone who visits EagleWings Cinematics would leave feeling uplifted.


  • Family-friendly
  • Wholesome
  • Entertaining
  • Educational
  • Inspirational
  • Spiritually enriching message
Customer Reviews

We love seeing movies at Eagle Wings. My son has been asking to come especially during the school holidays. The staff is superb; courteous, friendly, and attentive. – Suzan Tjandra

This concludes our list of the best and finest Cinemas in Singapore. Please let us know if you know of any other fantastic cinematic experiences that should be included on this list.

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Frequently Asked Questions


What is cinema?

A movie theater, cinema, or cinema hall, sometimes known as a picture house, picture theater, silver screen, or the movies, is a structure with auditoria for watching movies for enjoyment.

What is the difference between cinema and theatre?

The primary distinction between theatre and cinema is that theatre includes live acts such as plays, opera, ballet, and musical theater, whereas cinema includes films. A theatre is a structure or an outdoor location that hosts theatrical performances and stage shows.

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