Streaming shows through digital platforms is the norm these days, which is why movie fans who embrace the cinema-going experience have welcomed the latest collaboration between Golden Village (GV) and The Projector (TP).
Known as GV x TP, the two leaders of Singapore’s movie industry have created a brand new entertainment experience in the heart of Orchard Road. The space on Level 5 and 6 of Cineleisure boasts six halls with over 1,400 seats, offering a blend of blockbuster movies and a diverse array of international film festivals, live events and independent films – all under one roof.
Three halls are programmed and ticketed by GV and the other three are programmed and ticketed by TP. Fittingly, TP’s three halls – Majestic, Yangtze and Roxy – are named after defunct local cinemas as a tribute to local cinema heritage.
At GV, expect blockbuster titles such as Wonka and Napoleon (note that ticket prices in Cineleisure have been adjusted to $10.50 from Monday to Thursday, and $15 for weekend sessions). TP will offer a selection of independent and arthouse titles starting with Studio Ghibli’s The Boy and The Heron, Cannes Palme d’Or Winner Anatomy of A Fall, and 2023 Winner of Cannes Film Festival Un Certain Regard How To Have Sex.
GV x TP also features two new event spaces designed to accommodate events of varying sizes. Tucked behind the bar on Level 5 is Room 237. If it sounds familiar, it’s the name of the forbidden room in the 1980 classic horror movie The Shining (and a nod to The Redrum at The Projector’s Golden Mile Tower).
But the only ghostly apparitions you’ll see are the ones on screen. It’s actually an enclosed flexible event space that has six digital screens that may be used for digital art or small venue rentals of up to 50 people.
The Ruby Lounge on Level 6 offers a bigger event space. The corner unit has city views that overlook the junction of Orchard Road and The Heeren, and can accommodate up to 150 people.
No Spoilers Bar, previously seen at The Projector’s pop-up “Projector X: Picturehouse” at The Cathay, can now be found at GV x TP. It offers an elevated menu of well-loved cinema snacks from popcorn and nachos to gourmet hotdogs, grilled sandwiches and pizzas. Operated by TP, the full bar will include an eight-tap draft beer machine and will double up as a live music venue on Fridays and Saturdays from 10.30pm till late.
Patrons can also dine at No Spoilers Dining, a 44-seater restaurant serving contemporary Southeast Asian cuisine such as Kacang Pool and Sourdough toast (fava beans puree cooked with spices and served with eggs, feta cheese, onion and green chillies); Salted Egg Brussels Sprouts; Rendang Braised Beef Short Ribs, and Perchik Cornish Hen.