If there’s anything we learned from watching Oscar-nominated film The Post, it’s that a good source is essential to a good news story. And our trusted source from Golden Village has shared with us a most valuable insider hack on avoiding a mad rush for movie tickets this CNY: Buy them online the moment they’re released for sale.

Back in 2016, we published a guide on four alternative methods to buying movie tickets, other than braving last-minute queues at ticket counters. But this time it’s different. We are going to tell you when the tickets will be released.

All CNY movie sessions will be released on February 14, after 3pm.

This year at Golden Village, all the movie sessions scheduled for the entire Chinese New Year long weekend will be released on Wednesday, Feb 14. That means, on the eve of the eve of Chinese New Year, you’ll know what movie sessions have been scheduled for Thursday (CNY eve) to Sunday (Feb 18). This should give you ample time to discuss with your family and friends which show you’d like to catch, and which session to book.

Usually, movie sessions scheduled for Thursday and Friday are released on Wednesday, after 3pm, and movie sessions from Saturday to the following Wednesday are released on Friday, after 3pm. An exception is made this week due to the holiday, so why not take advantage of it?

Tickets to sneaks of Black Panther and Wonderful! Liang Xi Mei The Movie are up

Michael B. Jordan, Chadwick Boseman, and Janeshia Adams-Ginyard in Black Panther. (Credit: Disney/Marvel Studios)

Michael B. Jordan, Chadwick Boseman, and Janeshia Adams-Ginyard in Black Panther. (Credit: Disney/Marvel Studios)

If you’re one of the lucky ones to start the CNY holiday early, you’d be happy to know that sessions of Marvel Studios’ Black Panther will start sneaking on Feb 13 and 14 while Wonderful! Liang Xi Mei The Movie will sneak on Feb 14. Sessions have been released, which means you can already purchase tickets to these sneak previews right now.

To find out what movies are available this CNY, read our guide here.

What you can do now

You should download the iGV app (from Google Play or the App Store) on your smartphone to gain access to the movie sked on the go. Like and follow the Golden Village Mr Popcorn Facebook page, and make sure notifications are set to “See First”. Bookmark the Golden Village website address so as to save time.

Register here as a Golden Village Movie Club member so you enjoy more movie benefits.

What to do on Wednesday

Come this Wednesday, 3pm, open your iGV app and refresh the sked to see all the movie sessions. Decide which session you want to book and purchase them directly on iGV. If you’re within walking (or running) distance to any GV cinema, you can also buy your tickets at the automated ticketing machines or the ticket counter to save on the $1.50/$2.50 convenience fee. You can purchase tickets across locations, with the exception of Gold Class tickets, which can only be purchased from Gold Class cinemas. Read our guide here for more details.

Don’t worry, iGV and the GV website are built to withstand high volume. Happy Lunar New Year in advance and here’s wishing you a winsome Wednesday!

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