Shaw Organisation

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This article is about the Singapore film distributor and movie-theatre chain. For the Hong Kong movie studio, see Shaw Brothers Studio.
Shaw Organisation
Shaw Services (Pte) Ltd
Type Public company
Industry Media, Entertainment
Founded 1924
Headquarters Singapore
Products Cinemas, Film distribution
Website www.shaw.sg

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.

Movie theatres[edit]

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.

At its height, the company owned movie theaters and amusement parks throughout Singapore, Malaysia and Borneo, and spawned Shaw Brothers Studio in Hong Kong to feed its then-burgeoning operation.

Today, it manages and runs 47 screens in 7 locations in Singapore.

Locations[edit]

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
Lido 11 1960 Orchard 1962/1993/2011 Red XN Green tickY Green tickY Red XN
Bugis Junction 3 1084 Bugis 2001 Green tickY Red XN Green tickY Red XN
Lot 1 Shoppers' Mall 4 1026 Choa Chu Kang 1996 Red XN Red XN Green tickY Red XN
Century Square 6 830 Tampines 1995 Green tickY Red XN Green tickY Red XN
Nex 10 1300 Serangoon 2010 Green tickY Red XN Green tickY Green tickY
Balestier 6 1200 Balestier 1999 Red XN Red XN Green tickY Red XN
JCube 7 967 Jurong East 2012 Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Red XN
Seletar Mall 8 800 Sengkang 2014 Green tickY Red XN Green tickY Red XN
Waterway Point 10 TBA Punggol 2015 Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Red XN

Defunct locations[edit]

Cinema Screens/Halls Seats Location Opening Year Closed Year
Changi 3 1154 Bedok 1980 2000
Chinatown Point 2 684 Chinatown 1991 1999
Great World 4 River Valley 1936 1992
Hoover 1 Balestier 1950s 1996
Oriental 2 Chinatown 1990 2000
Republic 3 Marine Parade 1980 1999
Savoy 2 Boon Lay 1980s 1998
Shaw Tower 4 1200 Beach Road 2001 2009
Vision 4 1200 Hougang 1993 2000
Woodlands 2 619 Marsiling 1980 1999

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