And the winner of the GV25 Film Shorts Competition is…

Oct 31st, 2017 Asian Cinema, Event, GV Exclusive, GV25 Rachel Chan 7 min read

Moonmen’s nine-minute film Chiak! Chiak, which is about a son’s struggle to deal with his father’s dementia, beat out two other contenders to clinch the winner’s spot and a cash prize of $3,000. Their film will also be shown in selected Golden Village theatres in the next two weeks. In April this year, more than 200 aspiring filmmakers had heeded Golden Village’s call to submit…

Golden Village opens first all-laser cinema in Paya Lebar

Oct 4th, 2017 Deals & Promotions, Event, GV Exclusive, GV25 Rachel Chan 6 min read

Singapore’s largest cinema operator will open its newest and 12th multiplex at the third level of SingPost Centre come October 6. Boasting eight screens, GV Paya Lebar is Singapore’s first all-laser projection cineplex, where Barco’s Smart Laser Projection delivers a high definition cinematic experience for film aficionados. Barco Smart Laser Projection delivers picture quality which far outperforms traditional digital projections, according to what we saw with our…

10 movies to catch before 2017 ends

Sep 13th, 2017 Deals & Promotions, GV25 Rachel Chan 14 min read

The first half of the year brought us Hugh Jackman’s last performance as Wolverine, the first Wonder Woman standalone movie, the magical Beauty and the Beast, the hilarious The LEGO Batman Movie, and the long-awaited Despicable Me 3 instalment. As we inch towards Oscar season in the second half of 2017, you can expect more Gal Gadot, more metahumans, LEGO figurines, and jedis, and more…

Got a nostalgic memory at Golden Village? Share it and win prizes!

Jul 7th, 2017 Deals & Promotions, GV Exclusive, GV25 Rachel Chan 5 min read

Shared your first kiss in a Golden Village theatre? Brought your kids to watch their first movie at a GV cinema near you? Experienced something extra-normal, like our writer Marcus Goh did, at a toilet in GV Plaza? As long as you’ve visited a cinema in your lifetime, there’s a 60% chance that you’ve patronised GV, and therefore have a #MyGVStory to tell. After all,…

Did you know about these amazing lobangs only available in Yishun?

May 18th, 2017 Deals & Promotions, Event, GV Exclusive, GV25 Rachel Chan 10 min read

Decades before Yishun was transformed into the New Town we know today, the precinct was home to indigenous nomadic boat dwellers called Orang Seletar. Pepper and gambier plantations flourished. After the pepper and gambier planters relocated to Johor, came a young industrialist named Lim Nee Soon who leased lots of freehold land from the British colonial government to cultivate rubber and pineapple. The villagers who…

All about Boris Boo – one of Singapore’s most underrated filmmakers

May 9th, 2017 Asian Cinema, Comedy, Drama, GV25, Singapore Film Marcus Goh 8 min read

If you’ve spent any amount of time in Singapore’s film industry, you’ll definitely have heard of or even met Boris Boo. He’s got an alliterative name that’s pretty memorable, and he’s also contributed quite a fair bit to Singapore’s film industry. However, he’s kept quite a low profile (behind a more behind-the-scenes kind of guy) – until now. That’s because we’re going to tell you…

What to do in Tiong Bahru now that the market is closed for renovation

Apr 15th, 2017 Deals & Promotions, GV Exclusive, GV25 Rachel Chan 5 min read

The grand dame of Tiong Bahru at 30 Seng Poh Road has been closed since February 20 for a three-month renovation, leaving regulars and novelty-seekers somewhat bereft of their favourite food and market stalls. If you really want to get some decent grocery shopping done, the nearest place would be the supermarket at Tiong Bahru Plaza. At least this shopping mall has completed its $90 million refurbishment,…

GV launches new grant scheme for aspiring filmmakers

Apr 13th, 2017 GV25, Singapore Film Rachel Chan 2 min read

If you’re aspiring to make a film of your own but lack the funds, here’s a new grant scheme to jumpstart your career. Golden Village has launched GV25 Film Shorts, a new grant scheme for aspiring filmmakers to make a short film here in Singapore. Three successful applicants will each receive a grant of $2,000 each to make a short film, with the best film…

Movies that turn 25 this year – just like Golden Village

Apr 13th, 2017 Action, Adult Themes, Animation, Asian Cinema, Drama, Fantasy, GV25, Horror Rachel Chan 14 min read

The year was 1992. Bill Clinton became the president of the United States, the Summer Olympics was held in Barcelona, Spain, and in England, Prince Charles and Princess Diana of Wales were legally separated. Closer to home, Singaporeans will remember this as the year that the import, sale and manufacture of chewing gum was banned. And 1992 was also the year Golden Village opened its first cinema! Singapore’s…