Movie ticket prices and promotions in Singapore 


Streaming movies online for free via, ahem, not-so-legal means? Yup, we’ve all done that at some point or another – you’re probably lying if you say you haven’t. But nothing really beats catching the latest blockbusters on the big screen in an actual cinema, with comfy plush seats to sink into and the best surround sound systems for an immersive experience.

One movie can set you back close to $10 at a go – more if you add on popcorn and drinks – but here are the best movie ticket prices and promotions across Singapore’s cinemas so you can shave a couple of bucks off your movie dates. We included Golden Village, Shaw, Cathay, Filmgarde and another indie cinemas in this comparison.


1. Discounts for small groups and couples


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Watching movies in a group is always more fun, because then you’ll have more people to discuss the show with afterwards. It’s also a foolproof idea for clique outings when you’ve run out of activity ideas, and you can enjoy bundle deals when you book your tix in groups of 3-5. Couples or pairs of BFFs can also enjoy value deals for 2, with food included.


Golden Village – from $6.50


  • Groups of 3: $7.50 per ticket
  • Groups of 4: $7 per ticket
  • Groups of 5: $6.50 per ticket

T&Cs: Valid on Mondays to Thursdays, excluding Public Holidays and Eves of PHs.

Find out more here.


Filmgarde – save up to $4 in a pair


  • $28 for 2 tickets with a drink, popcorn, bottled water, and spicy Calbee chips on weekdays (save up to $4)
  • $37 for the above on weekends (save up to $4)

T&Cs: Weekday deal is valid from Mondays to Thursdays, excluding Public Holidays and Eves of PHs. Weekend deal is valid from Friday to Sunday, including PHs and Eves.

Find out more here.


2. Late-night discounts


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It’s tough trying to rush home from work to catch a show. Well, don’t. Take your time, have a shower, and grab a bite first, because there are late-night deals for screenings after 9PM.


Golden Village – $7 on Thursday nights


  • For screenings after 9PM
  • Also entitled to $5.50 Nachos Combo (Nachos + Drink) or Cheesy Meatballs Combo (Meatballs + Drink)

T&Cs: Not valid on Public Holidays and Eves of PHs.

Find out more here.


3. Student discounts


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Ah, the perks of being a student – discounts for just about everything, including movie tickets. Don’t forget to bring along your student pass, as you’ll probably be required to present it for verification even if you’re dressed in your school uniform.

Most of these are only valid from Mondays to Fridays, for shows before 6PM, but WE Cinemas has student prices all day from Mondays to Wednesdays. None of them are valid on Public Holidays or Eves of PHs, so take note when planning your outings.

The ultimate cheapest ones are for Cathay on Tuesdays, at just $6.


Cathay – from $6


  • $6 on Tuesdays, all day
  • $7 on Mon, Wed – Fri, before 6PM

T&Cs: Valid on Mondays to Fridays, for shows before 6PM.
Not valid for Tamil/Hindi movies.

Find out more here.


Shaw – from $6.50


  • $6.50 for regular tickets
  • $9 for 3D
  • $12 for IMAX Digital
  • $14 for IMAX 3D

T&Cs: Valid on Mondays to Fridays, for shows before 6PM.

Find out more here.


Golden Village – from $7


  • $7 for regular tickets
  • $9 for 3D

T&Cs: Valid on Mondays to Fridays, for shows before 6PM.

Find out more here.


WE Cinemas – from $7


  • $7 for regular tickets
  • $30 per pair for First Class (Mondays and Tuesdays before 6PM)

T&Cs: Regular tickets are valid all day on Mondays to Wednesdays, or for shows before 6PM on Thursdays and Fridays.

Find out more here.


Filmgarde Cineplexes – $7


  • $7 for regular tickets

T&Cs: Valid on Mondays to Fridays, for shows before 6PM.

Find out more here.


4. SAFRA and HomeTeamNS member discounts


If you’ve served NS – or are married to someone who has – there’s a chance you are a SAFRA or HomeTeamNS member. Membership is relatively affordable compared to that of other country clubs, and comes with a variety of perks – including cheaper movie tickets.

Remember to bring your membership card along!

Shaw – from $7 for SAFRA members

  • $7 for regular tickets on Mondays to Thursdays
  • $10 for regular tickets on Fridays to Sundays, Public Holidays, and Eves of PHs.
  • $9 for 3D on Mondays to Thursdays
  • $12 for 3D on Fridays to Sundays, Public Holidays, and Eves of PHs.

T&Cs: Valid only for SAFRA members with SAFRA MovieMax Membership  ($30 for 2 years).

Find out more here.


Cathay – 1-for-1 weekend tickets for  HomeTeamNS members


  • 1-for-1 tickets on Saturdays and Sundays, including Public Holidays and Eves of PHs.

T&Cs: Limited to 1 set per member per day.
Capped at first 50 pairs per day.

Find out more here.


5. Telco and card discounts


Make full use of your credit and debit cards, or Singtel phone line, to score cheaper movie tickets. Might as well, since it doesn’t take much additional effort on your part.


Shaw – Save up to $9.70 with OCBC, 1-for-1 tix with UnionPay


OCBC credit or debit card:

  • $1 off regular tickets
  • $28 for 2D movie packages with 2 movie tickets, popcorn, and 2 drinks (U.P. $37.70)
  • $37 for 3D movie packages with 2 movie tickets, popcorn, and 2 drinks (U.P. $43.70)

T&Cs: Valid for maximum of 4 movie tickets or 4 movie packages per card member per day.
Not valid for Tamil/Hindi films.

Find out more here.

UnionPay card:

  • 1-for-1 regular tickets

T&Cs: Limited to first 1,000 tickets per month.
Limited to 1 free ticket per cardholder per day.

Find out more here.


Golden Village – Up to $3 off with DBS/POSB and PayLah!, $1 off with HSBC


HSBC credit or debit card: 

  • $1 off all regular tickets

T&Cs: Not valid on Public Holidays and Eves of PHs.

Find out more here.

DBS credit or debit card and PayLah! Members:

  • $1 off 2D, 3D, Gemini, Deluxe, and Duo Deluxe tickets.
  • $3 off Gold Class on Mondays to Wednesdays
  • $2 off Gold Class Express on Mondays to Wednesdays

T&Cs: Not valid on Public Holidays and Eves of PHs.

Find out more here.


Cathay – 1-for-1 with Singtel on Saturdays, PAssion Card bundles


Singtel:

  • 1-for-1 regular tickets
  • Login to the My Singtel app and click on the “Rewards” and Arts & Entertainment” tabs and flash the barcode at the ticketing counter to claim.

T&Cs: Not valid for Tamil/Hindi movies.

Find out more here.

PAssion Card:

  • $11.50 movie packages with regular movie ticket and $5 F&B voucher on Mondays to Thursdays (U.P. up to $14.50)
  • $14.50 movie packages with regular movie ticket and $5 F&B voucher from Fridays to Sundays, including Public Holidays and Eves of PHs (U.P. up to $18.50).

T&Cs: Weekday movie packages are not valid for Public Holidays and Eves of PHs.
Not valid for Tamil/Hindi movies.

Find out more here.


WE Cinemas – $1 off with various credit cards


$1 off regular tickets for credit cardholders of the following companies:

  • Citibank
  • UOB
  • Amex
  • Standard Chartered
  • HSBC

Find out more here.


6. Senior citizen discounts


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Ageing isn’t all that bad when tickets to attractions often come at slashed prices. Treat your parents or grandfolks for a movie date – it won’t set you back by much with the senior rates.

These are for those aged 55 years and above, and they’ll have to be present to show their IDs as proof. Unless otherwise stated, these are all from Monday to Friday for shows before 6PM, and are not valid on Public Holidays and Eves of PHs.

If you just want to zoom in on the cheapest ones, that would be at Shaw and Cathay for just $4. The cheapest premium seats are at Golden Village for a mere $10.


Shaw – from $4


  • $4 for regular tickets
  • $12 for IMAX Digital
  • $14 for IMAX 3D

T&Cs: Not valid for Tamil/Hindi movies.

Find out more here.


Cathay – from $4


  • $4 for regular tickets for Merdeka & Pioneer Generation card holders for all showtimes on Tuesdays, including Public Holidays and Eves of PHs.
  • $5 for regular tickets

T&Cs: Not valid for Tamil/Hindi movies.

Find out more about the regular ticket promo here and the Merdeka/Pioneer promo here.


WE Cinemas – from $4.50


  • $4.50 for regular tickets
  • $6.50 for 2D Atmos
  • $30 per pair for First Class on Mondays and Tuesdays

Find out more here.


Golden village – from $5


  • $5 for regular tickets
  • $10 for premium seats (Grand Seat, Duo Deluxe, Deluxe Plus, & Gemini)

Find out more here.


Filmgarde Ciniplexes – from $5


  • $5 for regular tickets

Find out more here.


7. Free movies for young kids


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Take your young one out to watch the newest animated movies – they’ll be able to get in for absolutely free! Movies have to be rated G, PG, or PG13, else they won’t be able to enter.


Shaw – free for kids 6 and under


  • Free child ticket with every accompanying adult

T&Cs: Valid on Mondays to Fridays for shows before 2PM.
Not valid on Public Holidays and Eves of PHs.

Find out more here.


Golden Village – free for kids under 12


  • Free child ticket with every 2 accompanying adults

T&Cs: Valid on Mondays to Fridays for shows before 2PM.
Not valid on Public Holidays and Eves of PHs.

Find out more here.


WE Cinemas – free for kids below 90cm


  • Free child ticket with every accompanying adult

T&Cs: Not valid on Public Holidays and Eves of PHs.

Find out more here.


Cathay – free for kids below 90CM


  • Younger kids below 0.9M tall can enter for free, but will not be entitled to a seat unless a ticket is purchased.

8. Family bundle discount


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Make it a family affair and rake in the savings when you purchase a bundle deal for 4 people.


Shaw – save up to $10


  • $50 (U.P. $58) for IMAX digital during non-peak, $60 (U.P. $70) during peak.
  • $58 (U.P. $66) for IMAX 3D during non-peak, $68 (U.P. $78) during peak.

T&Cs: Group must include at least 1 child under 13 years old.
Additional children get $2 off prevailing ticket prices.

Find out more here.


Movie ticket promotions in Singapore – Golden Village, Shaw, Filmgarde


With these promotions, film buffs can watch movies more often knowing that you won’t be spending too much each time .

If you aren’t eligible or can’t make it at the right timings to claim the above discounts, here’s a quick summary of standard ticket prices at the 5 cinemas we’ve mentioned:

The cheapest standard tickets are always on weekdays*, going for $8.50 at WE Cinemas – but this may not be the most convenient unless you live in the West as they only have 1 outlet at Clementi. Golden VillageShaw, and Filmgarde’s are $9, while the priciest is Cathay at $9.50.

*Specified weekdays