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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 cinema operator based in Singapore, fully owned by Orange Sky Golden Harvest of Hong Kong. It was initially set up as a 50:50 joint venture between Golden Harvest (predecessor of Orange Sky Golden Harvest) and Village Roadshow of Australia. It is the largest cinema chain in Singapore, operating 12 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[]

Golden Village was established to develop and operate modern, multiplex cinemas, as a 50:50 joint venture between Golden Harvest (now Orange Sky Golden Harvest) of Hong Kong and Village Roadshow of Australia 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. It also used to operate at Eastpoint 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 current flagship cineplex is located at Suntec City with 11 screens including 3 Gold Class screens, taking over the space previously occupied by WE Cinemas and The Rock Auditorium.

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.

In June 2017, Village Roadshow's 50% stake in Golden Village was set to be acquired by Singapore-based media mini-conglomerate MM2 Asia.[1] However, mm2's bid to acquire 50% of Golden Village cinema chain fell through as Village Roadshow failed to secure the approval of Orange Sky.[2] Instead, in October 2017, Orange Sky Golden Harvest purchased the Village Roadshow's 50% stake, therefore having full ownership of Golden Village.[3] It is unknown whether the Village name will be dropped from Golden Village as a result of the acquisition.

Cineplexes and multiplexes[]

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Golden Village, Grand Great World ticketing hall.

Golden Village has 14 cinemas and 113 screens operating in the country currently. All cinemas which opened before 2000 have been refurbished. The Capitol Theatre only screens movies from December to March every year.

Current locations[]

Cinema Screens/Halls Seats Location Opening Year Digital Hall Gold Class Gold Class Express 3D Digital Hall Gemini: Two to View D-BOX Duo Deluxe Deluxe Plus
Grand Great World 6 1455 River Valley 1999 Template:Y Template:Y Template:N Template:Y Template:Y Template:N Template:N Template:N
Plaza Singapura 10 1715 Orchard 1998 Template:Y Template:N Template:N Template:Y Template:N Template:N Template:N Template:N
Yishun 10 10 1477 Yishun 1992 Template:Y Template:N Template:N Template:Y Template:N Template:N Template:N Template:N
Tampines Mall 8 1751 Tampines 1996 Template:Y Template:N Template:N Template:Y Template:N Template:N Template:N Template:N
Tiong Bahru Plaza 5 853 Tiong Bahru 1994 Template:Y Template:N Template:N Template:Y Template:N Template:N Template:N Template:N
Jurong Point 6 1417 Boon Lay 1995 Template:Y Template:N Template:N Template:Y Template:N Template:N Template:N Template:N
Junction 8 6 1136 Bishan 1993 Template:Y Template:N Template:N Template:Y Template:N Template:Y Template:N Template:N
VivoCity 15 2172 Telok Blangah 2006 Template:Y Template:Y Template:N Template:Y Template:N Template:N Template:N Template:N
112 Katong 8 921 Katong 2011 Template:Y Template:Y Template:N Template:N Template:N Template:N Template:N Template:N
City Square Mall 6 1082 Farrer Park 2012 Template:Y Template:N Template:N Template:Y Template:Y Template:N Template:N Template:N
Suntec City Mall 11 1390 Downtown Core 2014 Template:Y Template:Y Template:N Template:Y Template:N Template:N Template:N Template:N
SingPost Centre 8 756 Paya Lebar 2017 Template:Y Template:N Template:N Template:Y Template:N Template:N Template:Y Template:N
Bedok 6 576 Bedok 2018 Template:Y Template:N Template:N Template:Y Template:N Template:N Template:N Template:N
Capitol Theatre 1 900 Downtown Core 2015 Template:Y Template:N Template:N Template:Y Template:N Template:N Template:N Template:N
Funan 7 431 Downtown Core 2019 Template:Y Template:N Template:Y Template:Y Template:Y Template:N Template:N Template:Y

Former locations[]

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

See also[]

  • List of cinemas in Singapore
  • Orange Sky Golden Harvest
  • Village Roadshow
  • Village Cinemas
  • Cathay Cineplexes
  • Shaw Theatres
  • WE Cinemas

References[]

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