Logo of Shaw Theatres
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Shaw Organisation is a film distribution company and movie theater chain founded by Runme Shaw and his younger brother Run Run Shaw in the 1920s in Singapore, originally as a distributor for the Shaw brothers' Tianyi Film Company (also called Unique) in Shanghai. Run Run Shaw later moved to Hong Kong in the 1950s to run Shaw Brothers Studio.
The company managed single-screen cinemas until the late 1980s, when it decided to build cineplexes to give more flexibility in offering different types of films. The first cineplexes built were the Prince and Jade cineplexes in Shaw Towers, opened in February 1988.
By August 2000, a computerised ticketing system developed jointly with Singapore Technologies was launched. This system linked all Shaw theatres into a single network for automated telephone credit card purchases.
Today, it manages and runs 47 screens in 7 locations in Singapore.
Shaw Theatres has 7 cinemas in Singapore with new multiplexes in Sengkang and Punggol by 2014 and 2015 respectively. Century Square is privately owned.
|Cinema||Screens/Halls||Seats||Location||Opening Year||Digital Hall||IMAX||3D Digital Hall||Shaw Premiere|
|Lot 1 Shoppers' Mall||4||1026||Choa Chu Kang||1996|
|Cinema||Screens/Halls||Seats||Location||Opening Year||Closed Year|
|Great World||4||River Valley||1936||1992|
|Shaw Tower||4||1200||Beach Road||2001||2009|
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