Golden Village

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For the Asian shopping district in Richmond, British Columbia, Canada, see Golden Village (Richmond, British Columbia).
Golden Village Multiplex Pte Ltd / Golden Village Pictures Pte Ltd
Private
Industry Media, Entertainment
Founded 1992
Headquarters Singapore
Key people
Clara Cheo, Chief Executive Officer
Products Movie theatres, Film distribution
Website www.gv.com.sg
A Golden Village theatre at VivoCity, Singapore's largest multiplex, and one of Asia's largest, with the largest screen in Asia.

Golden Village is a movie theatre operator based in Singapore which is a 50:50 joint venture by Golden Harvest of Hong Kong and Village Roadshow of Australia. It operates eleven multiplexes and cineplexes in the country. It joined hands to open a cinema at Great World City, GV Grand. Started in 1992, it opened Asia's first multiplex, the Yishun 10 multiplex. The cinema has the extensive management, operational and marketing skills of Village, as well as broad depth of experience of Golden Harvest in both film distribution and production across Asia.

Golden Village Pictures is the film-distribution arm of Golden Village. The company distributes Village Roadshow Pictures titles such as the Matrix Trilogy, Charlie and The Chocolate Factory, Happy Feet, Ah Boys to Men, That Girl in Pinafore, Annie and The LEGO Movie, in Singapore, as well as other acquired titles regionally and worldwide.

History[edit]

Golden Village was established to develop and operate modern, multiplex cinemas. The cinema's first operation in the country was on 28 May 1992, with the successful opening of the Yishun 10 complex. Subsequently, it opened more cinemas in Bishan, Tiong Bahru, Boon Lay, Tampines, Marina Square and Plaza Singapura. In 1998, it joined hands to open a cinema at Great World City, GV Grand, with six screens including a Gold Class hall. During the early 2000s, one of the halls was converted into an IMAX theatre, but it closed down in 2004 due to low patronage. Golden Village used to operate at East Point Mall during the early 2000s, but was closed due to low patronage too. In late 2006, it opened GV VivoCity, the largest multiplex in Singapore with 15 screens, including 3 Gold Class screens and GV Max, one of the largest cinema auditoriums. Its newest multiplex is located at Suntec City with 11 screens including 3 Gold Class screens, and is also the flagship cinema of the chain taking over the space previously occupied by WE Cinemas.

The chain offers a wide variety of movies at convenient screening times throughout the day. Supported by a central computerised system, GV tickets can be bought via internet and mobile app. The patrons may choose their seats if booking via the Internet and mobile app.

Cineplexes and multiplexes[edit]

Golden Village, Grand Great World ticketing hall.

Golden Village has 12 cinemas and 92 screens operating in the country currently. All cinemas which opened before 2000 have been refurbished. Three new cinemas are in the pipeline, an 8-screen cinema at the Singapore Post Centre in 3Q 2017, a 6-screen cinema at Bedok opening in 1Q 2018, and a first-of-its-kind cinema at the redeveloped Funan mall in 1Q 2020. The Funan cineplex will incorporate an immersive multi dimensional sensory experience.

Current locations[edit]

Cinema Screens/Halls Seats Location Opening Year Digital Hall Gold Class 3D Digital Hall Gemini: Two to View D-BOX
Grand Great World 6 1455 River Valley 1999 Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Red XN
Plaza Singapura 10 1715 Orchard 1998 Green tickY Red XN Green tickY Red XN Red XN
Yishun 10 10 1477 Yishun 1992 Green tickY Red XN Green tickY Red XN Red XN
Tampines Mall 8 1751 Tampines 1996 Green tickY Red XN Green tickY Red XN Red XN
Tiong Bahru Plaza 5 853 Tiong Bahru 1994 Green tickY Red XN Green tickY Red XN Red XN
Jurong Point 6 1417 Boon Lay 1995 Green tickY Red XN Green tickY Red XN Red XN
Junction 8 6 1136 Bishan 1993 Green tickY Red XN Green tickY Red XN Green tickY
VivoCity 15 2172 Telok Blangah 2006 Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Red XN Red XN
112 Katong 8 921 Katong 2011 Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Red XN Red XN
City Square Mall 6 1082 Farrer Park 2012 Green tickY Red XN Green tickY Green tickY Red XN
Suntec City Mall 11 1390 Downtown Core 2014 Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Red XN Red XN
Capitol Theatre 1 900 Downtown Core 2015 Green tickY Red XN Green tickY Red XN Red XN

Planned locations[edit]

Cinema Screens/Halls Seats Location Opening Year Digital Hall Gold Class 3D Digital Hall Gemini: Two to View D-BOX
SingPost Centre 8 TBC Paya Lebar 2017 Green tickY Red XN Green tickY Red XN Red XN
Bedok 6 ~600 Bedok 2018 Green tickY Red XN Green tickY Red XN Red XN
Funan TBC TBC Downtown Core 2020 Green tickY Red XN Green tickY Red XN Red XN

Former locations[edit]

Cinema Screens/Halls Seats Location Opening Year Closed Year
Eastpoint 6 1490 Simei 1999 2002
Marina Square 6 1451 Downtown Core 1996 2014

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