Everyone’s favourite Mickey D’s outlet may have shuttered for good back in 2014 when King Albert Park closed for redevelopment, but four years on, the KAP complex is all ready for a glow-up with a full reopening come December. And the first thing that’s caught our attention? A new cinema brand going by EagleWings Cinematics.
If the EagleWings name seems familiar, it’s because they’re the same guys behind nautical-themed cafe EagleWings Loft that have been serving guests on the first floor of KAP. Their new cinema venture is setting itself apart from mainstream blockbuster theatres and indie cinemas alike, and is seemingly targeting at both crowds by offering Hollywood fare and independent film screenings in equal measure.
The space itself ain’t gonna be huge (it’s a boutique cinema after all), but big enough. Two premium halls seating 12 and 18, plus two standard halls seating 60 and 63 total to a capacity of just 153. But the real kicker lies in all the bells and whistles. All four halls are themed differently, and seat combinations for friends, families and couples are available. And at the premium lounge, expect there to be massage chairs for movie-goers to use.
Feeling peckish? Enjoy gourmet popcorn as you tinker with the Coca Cola freestyle machine that lets you choose from over 50 flavours. For more satisfying eats, you can order bites and meals like lobster risotto and wagyu burgers from the aforementioned cafe, and have it served to you in the cinema.
While you’re catching a film at EagleWings, check out the rest of the newly refurbished KAP too. Taiwan’s CAMACA dessert cafe is opening an outpost here offering healthy chocolates, cakes, candies, cookies and coffee; there’s streetwear and sneaker retail store Jomachi; a massive arcade opened by Cow Play Cow Moo (yes, we know what they did there); and well, even a Carl’s Junior to fill the fast food gap left behind.