After being closed for about a month for renovations, Golden Village Tampines threw open its doors on Monday (April 20) to welcome movie goers with comfier seats and improved legroom.

On the very morning, excited Golden Village patrons formed a snaking queue as early as at 9am, so that they could get a chance to be among the first 190 to receive complimentary movie passes and a tray of nachos. All complimentary movie passes were given out by 2.30pm.

This uncle was the first in line at GV Tampines on April 20! Congrats uncle!

This uncle was the first in line at GV Tampines on April 20! Congrats uncle!

Why 190? It’s to celebrate GV Tampines‘ 19th anniversary!

Opening just in time for the blockbuster Avengers: Age of Ultron, the revamped cinema now boasts a sleek new interior, an auto-gate system and automated ticketing kiosks. These improvements hope to give patrons a quicker and more seamless cinematic experience from the very moment they step into the cinema.

Spanking new interior of GV Tampines

Spanking new interior of GV Tampines

Scanning the QR code on the ticket to gain entry to the halls

Scanning the QR code on the ticket to gain entry to the halls

The auto-gate is conceptualized to better manage high volumes of patrons entering the cinema. Patrons can scan the QR code shown on their ticket stub or using the QR code shown on their Quick Tix™, which is the email confirmation patrons received after booking tickets your tix online, to pass the gate and enter the cinema hall.

All eight halls in Golden Village Tampines now come equipped with the award-winning ProBax® seats, designed to improve your posture for prolonged comfort and better back support. The ProBax® seat is the seat of choice for Golden Village as it ensures patrons enjoy prolonged comfort and improved posture. The patented ProBax® technology reconfigures the foam structure within the seat base to encourage an anatomically correct posture in the seat occupant, removing the slumped posture often created in foam-based seats. This in turn leads to reduced back ache and decreased muscle fatigue which improves concentration levels and minimises fidgeting.

Ergonomically-improved ProBax® seats with ample legroom.

Ergonomically-improved  seats with ample legroom.

I remember watching the 3.5h movie Titanic at this cinema with my sister and mum yonks ago and we all emerged with sore necks and backs. With these seats, you can tackle movie marathons without issue. Yay!

The halls each have slightly fewer seats now but it means improved legroom for movie-goers.

GV Suntec is the only other cinema so far which is fitted with ProBax® seats. GV Tiong Bahru is currently undergoing renovation (not sure whether that one will have ProBax® seats) and will reopen towards the end of the year and join this exclusive league of cinemas with the superbly comfy seats.

In the meantime, here are some promotions happening in May and July to get you even more excited about patronising GV Tampines.

  1. $19 online movie bundle
  • Purchase the GV Tampines $19 online movie bundle on GV’s website to enjoy this offer.
  • Each GV Tampines $19 online movie bundle includes 2 weekday tickets, 1 large popcorn & 2 regular drinks
  • Promotion valid from 14 May to 10 June 2015. Terms & conditions apply.
  1. Free GV Mr Popcorn hand sanitizer
  • Purchase 2 tickets at GV Tampines to receive a specially designed GV Mr Popcorn hand sanitizer.
  • For the first 190 patrons per day.
  • Promotion valid from 14 May to 10 June 2015. Terms & conditions apply.
  1. Candy Bar snacks top-up promotion
  • Purchase any combo at GV Tampines Candy Bar & purchase the following at $1.90:
    2 x Cheesy Hotdog
  • Promo period :  1st – 5th July
  • 1 x Root Beer Slushy
  • Promo period : 6th – 10th July
  • 1 x Hot dog bun
  • Promo period : 11th – 15th July
  • Promotion valid from 1 to 15 July 2015. Terms & conditions apply.
  1. Design a “GV Tampines” popcorn box contest
  • Design your own version of “GV Tampines” popcorn box & see your design being featured on our popcorn box
  • Winner will receive 1 year supply of popcorn, movie passes and other prizes!
  • Promotion valid from 24 April to 10 June 2015. Terms & conditions apply.