3-D film is a system of presenting film images so that they appear to the viewer to be three-dimensional. Visitors usually borrow or keep special glasses to wear while watching the film. Depending on the system used, these are typically polarized glasses. Three-dimensional films use two images channelled, respectively, to the right and left eyes to simulate depth by using 3-D glasses with red and blue lenses (anaglyph), polarized (linear and circular), and other techniques.



The Mountbatten Square 10 995 Mountbatten

Nearest MRT station: Mountbatten Independent cinema showing blockbusters from Tamil Kollywood ,Chinese Flim from Malaysia The Mountbatten Square cinema is opening in February 2013.

Seletar Mall ? ? Sengkang

Nearest MRT/LRT: Sengkang/Fernvale

Age restrictions

Age restrictions

Admission to a movie may also be restricted by a motion picture rating system. According to such systems, children or teenagers below a certain age may be forbidden access to theaters showing certain movies, or only admitted when accompanied by a parent or other adult. In some jurisdictions a rating may legally impose this on movie theaters. Furthermore, where movie theaters do not have this legal obligation, they may enforce restrictions on their own.

Accordingly, a movie theater may either not be allowed to program an unrated film, or voluntarily refrain from that. In the US many mainstream movie theaters do not even show movies rated NC-17 ("No one 17 and under admitted"). Often, instead, an edited R-rated version ("Restricted. Persons under 17 are not admitted unless accompanied by parent or adult guardian.") is shown.


Business practice controversies

Business practice controversies

  • Advertising – Many filmgoers complain about commercial advertising shorts, arguing that their absence would be one of the main advantages of going to a movie theater. Other critics such as Roger Ebert have expressed concerns that these advertisements, plus an excessive number of movie trailers, could lead to pressure to restrict the preferred length of the feature films themselves to facilitate playing schedules. So far, the theatre companies have typically been highly resistant to these complaints, citing the need for the supplementary income. Some chains like Famous Players and AMC Theatres have compromised with the commercials restricted to being shown before the scheduled start time for the trailers and the feature film. Individual theaters within a chain also sometimes adopt this policy.
  • Presentation – Another major recent concern is that the dramatic improvements in stereo sound systems have led to cinemas playing the soundtracks of presented films at unacceptably high volume levels. Usually, the trailers are presented at a very high sound level, presumably to overcome the sounds of a busy crowd. The sound is not adjusted downward for a sparsely occupied theater, and some patrons employ earplugs for the trailer period. Volume is normally adjusted based on the projectionist's judgment of a high or low attendance. The film is usually shown at a lower volume level than the trailers. In response to audience complaints, a manager at a Cinemark theater in California explained that the studios set trailer sound levels, not the theater.
  • Piracy – In recent years, cinemas have started to show warnings, before the movie starts, against using cameras and camcorders during the movie (camming). These warnings threaten customers with being removed from the cinema and arrested by the police. This example was shown at cinemas in the United Kingdom:
You are not permitted to use any camera or recording equipment in this cinema. This will be treated as an attempt to breach copyright. Any person doing so can be ejected and such articles may be confiscated by the police. We ask the audience to be vigilant against any such activity and report any matters arousing suspicion to cinema staff. Thank you.
Some theaters (including those with IMAX stadiums) have detectors at the doors to pick up recording smugglers. At particularly anticipated showings, theatres may employ night vision equipment to detect a working camera during a screening. In some jurisdictions this is illegal unless the practice has been announced to the public in advance.
  • Crowd control – As movie theaters have grown into multiplexes and megaplexes, crowd control has become a major concern. An overcrowded megaplex can be rather unpleasant, and in an emergency can be extremely dangerous (indeed, "shouting fire in a crowded theater" is the standard example in American English of how to cause unnecessary panic). Therefore, all major theater chains have implemented crowd control measures. The most well-known measure is the ubiquitous holdout line which prevents ticket holders for the next showing of that weekend's most popular movie from entering the building until their particular auditorium has been cleared out and cleaned. Since the 1980s, some theater chains (especially AMC Theatres) have developed a policy of co-locating their theaters in shopping centers (as opposed to the old practice of building stand-alone theaters). They deliberately build lobbies and corridors that cannot hold as many people as the auditoriums, thus making holdout lines necessary. In turn, ticket holders may be enticed to shop or eat while stuck outside in the holdout line. However, given the fact that rent is based on floor area, the practice of having a smaller lobby is somewhat understandable.
  • Refunds – Most cinema companies issue refunds if there is a technical fault such as a power outage that stops people from seeing a movie. Refunds may be offered during the initial minutes of the screening, if an audience member changes their mind or does not like the movie.


Golden Village

Golden Village

GV Bishan
(All Digital Screens)
嘉华碧山 [全数位]
6 1172 Level 4 #04-03
Junction 8 Shopping Centre
9 Bishan Place

Hall 1, 2 & 3 - MasterImage 3D Digital cinema

Nearest MRT station: Bishan

GV City Square Mall
(All Digital Screens)
6 1082 Level 5 #05-01/02/03
City Square Mall (Singapore)
180 Kitchener Road

All halls equipped with Dolby Surround 7.1
Hall 2 & 6 - High Frame Rate 3D (HFR) Digital cinema
Opened for business on 13 November 2012.
Grand opening of the cinema was on the 22 November 2012.
It is the only cinema to have a couples hall for filmgoers and it features a unique
seating layout where pairs of cinema seats are separated from one another,
allowing couples to cosy-up in their private space.
GV City Square Mall also have Singapore's first auto-gate entry system,
permitting movie patrons to enter the cinema by scanning a QR code on their smartphones.

Nearest MRT station: Farrer Park

GV Grand
(All Digital Screens)
嘉华豪城 [全数位]
6 1455
(Hall 6: 527)
Level 3 #03-39/40
Great World City
1 Kim Seng Promenade

Hall 1 - High Frame Rate 3D (HFR) Digital cinema
Hall 4 & 6 - MasterImage 3D Digital cinema

Hall 1 used to be called "MEGASCREEN" when it first opened in 1999,
then it was converted to IMAX screen. With weak demand and low number of IMAX movies,
it was reverted back to a normal commercial screen.
Home to the first luxurious cinema in Singapore, Citibank Gold Class.

Nearest MRT station: Orchard/Outram Park (transfer bus)

GV Jurong Point
(All Digital Screens)
嘉华裕廊坊 [全数位]
6 1417 Level 3 #03-26
Jurong Point Shopping Mall
1 Jurong West Central

All halls equipped with Dolby Surround 7.1
Hall 1, 3, 4 & 6 - 2D Digital cinema
Hall 2 & 5 - MasterImage 3D Digital cinema

Nearest MRT station: Boon Lay

GV Katong
(All Digital Screens)
嘉华加东 [全数位]
8 921 112 Katong
Singapore 428802

All halls equipped with Dolby Surround 7.1
Hall 5 & 6 - MasterImage 3D Digital cinema
Gold Class Hall 1 & 2 - 2D Digital cinema

Opened for business on the 22 December 2011 and it is the first cineplex with
a unique Peranakan theme.

Nearest MRT station: Paya Lebar, Eunos

GV Marina
(All Digital Screens)
嘉华滨海 [全数位]
6 1451 Level 3 #03-01
Marina Leisureplex
5A Raffles Ave
(Next to Ritz-Calton Singapore Hotel)

Hall 4 & 6 - MasterImage 3D Digital cinema

Hall 5 & 6 used to be THX certified halls when it was opened in the 90s

Nearest MRT station: Promenade

GV Plaza
(All Digital Screens)
嘉华狮城 [全数位]
10 1715 Level 7 #07-15
Plaza Singapura
68 Orchard Road

Hall 3, 7 to 10 - Dolby 3D Digital cinema

Nearest MRT station: Dhoby Ghaut

GV Tampines
(All Digital Screens)
嘉华淡滨尼 [全数位]
8 1860 Level 4 #04-17/18
Tampines Mall
4 Tampines Central 5

Hall 1, 2 & 3 - MasterImage 3D Digital cinema

Nearest MRT station: Tampines

GV Tiong Bahru
(All Digital Screens)
嘉华中峇鲁 [全数位]
6 1518 Level 4 #04-03/04
Tiong Bahru Plaza
302 Tiong Bahru Road

Hall 4 & 6 - MasterImage 3D Digital cinema

Nearest MRT station: Tiong Bahru

GV VivoCity
(All Digital Screens)
嘉华怡丰城 [全数位]
15 2172 1 HarbourFront Walk
#02-30 & 03-04
1 Harbourfront Walk

Hall 1 (GVmax): RealD 3D Dual-stack 4K Digital cinema
& first in South East Asia to feature latest Dolby Atmos with 602 seats.
Hall 2, 4 10 & 11 - MasterImage 3D Digital cinema
Hall 12 (Cinema Europa) - 2D Digital cinema
Gold Class Hall 1, 2, & 3 (24, 38, 48 seats) - 2D Digital cinema

Largest multiplex in Singapore with a total of fifteen screens, which is one of the largest in Asia.
Hall 1 (GVmax) is the largest hall in GV and Singapore

Nearest MRT station: Harbourfront

GV Yishun
(All Digital Screens)
嘉华义顺 [全数位]
10 1477 Yishun 10
51 Yishun Central 1

Hall 4, 7 & 10 - MasterImage 3D Digital cinema

First multiplex in Singapore, opened on May 1992 with 2400 seats.
Grand Re-opening on Nov 4, 2010. Asia's First Green Cinema with three 3D Digital Screens.

Nearest MRT station: Yishun