When Golden Village Bedok opened with a bang on June 23, it effectively ended the neighbourhood’s decade-long, cinema-less predicament. In the past, Bedok Town Centre was the place to go to for movies because it had four cinemas at one point! The very last one to be torn down in the early 2000’s was Princess Theatre, located in the exact same corner Djitsun Mall Bedok now stands. GV Bedok is on its fourth floor.

And what’s the best thing about having a cineplex in a heartlanders’ neighbourhood? Being able to stroll there from home in flip flops and pyjamas if one so desires.

A family collecting their goodie bags in their PJs. (Credit: Golden Village Pictures)

A family collecting their goodie bags in their PJs. (Credit: Golden Village Pictures)

That’s why GV Bedok organised an pyjama party on the evening of June 29, to celebrate its opening. Invitations were extended exclusively to Golden Village Movie Club members, and goodie bags worth $50 each were given out with ticket purchases to the event.

The $50 goodie bag contains Coca-Cola Stevia, Mr Popcorn plushies, fragrances, GV Movie Club blanket, sleeping mask, face mask and the curry-flavoured gourmet popcorn that's GV Bedok's signature F&B offering. (Credit: Golden Village Pictures)

The $50 goodie bag contains Coca-Cola Stevia, Mr Popcorn plushies, fragrances, GV Movie Club blanket, sleeping mask, face mask and the curry-flavoured gourmet popcorn that’s GV Bedok’s signature F&B offering. (Credit: Golden Village Pictures)

The films screened were Doraemon: Nobita’s Treasure Island, Hotel Artemis, and The Big Day. As dusk approached, organisers clad in lingerie the likes of unicorn and dinosaur onesies ushered guests to the halls for games before the shows started.

The party organisers enthusiastically carried out their duties while clad in comfy onesies. (Credit: Golden Village Pictures)

The party organisers enthusiastically carried out their duties while clad in comfy onesies. (Credit: Golden Village Pictures)

Special guest Desmond Tan, who starred in The Big Day, made a special appearance to play One Truth and Two Lies with the audience.

Desmond Tan with the audience before a screening of local film The Big Day. (Credit: Golden Village Pictures)

Desmond Tan with the audience before a screening of local film The Big Day. (Credit: Golden Village Pictures)

While not everyone adhered to the dress code, The Popping Post spotted a few pyjama-clad patrons who had gone the extra mile to change out of their work wear before heading for the party.

Mr Seow Yong Liang and girlfriend Sally Goh bought new pj sets to wear just for the party. (Credit: Golden Village Pictures)

Mr Seow Yong Liang and girlfriend Sally Goh bought new pj sets to wear just for the party. (Credit: Golden Village Pictures)

This cute couple actually bought matching pyjama sets at a shop in Bedok Town Centre  and changed into them before the event. Mr Seow Yong Liang, 26, said, “I thought it would be fun to join the pyjama party after I saw a notification for it on Facebook.” He and his girlfriend Sally Goh, 24, both live in Bedok, and would simply saunter home in their new sleep sets after the party.

Ms Du Yinwei and Ms Tan Pei Xuan changed out of their work wear just before joining the party.

Ms Du Yinwei and Ms Tan Pei Xuan changed out of their work wear just before joining the party.

Du Yinwei, 30, and Tan Pei Xuan, 29, were another excited pair to join the party. “This is the first time we get to join one. We brought our pyjamas to work and told our co-workers that we would be going to a pyjama party when we knocked off,” said Ms Du, a teacher. Added Ms Tan, a department planner, “We strategically changed in the toilet on level four before heading to the cinema hall.”

Although the pyjama party is over, there’ll be more events like this in future so you should sign up as a Golden Village Movie Club member to get dibs on invites!

Source: Remember Singapore

 

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