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Cheapest Movie Ticket Prices & Promotions In Singapore 2023 – Golden Village, Shaw & Cathay

Movie ticket prices & 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 in Singapore so you can shave a couple of bucks off your movie dates. We included Golden Village, Shaw, Cathay, Filmgarde and other indie cinemas in this comparison.


1. Discounts for pairs


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 pairs.


Filmgarde – Save up to $6.20 in a pair


  • $32 for 2 tickets with a drink, popcorn, bottled water, and spicy Calbee chips on weekdays (save up to $6.20)
  • $44 for the above on weekends (save up to $3.20)

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 about Filmgarde’s 2’s Value Deal.


2. Discounts on select days of the week


Golden Village – From $6 on Wednesdays


  • $6 for student ticket
  • $8.50 for regular ticket

T&Cs: For films at GV Katong and Tiong Bahru only. Use the promo code [WINDDOWN].

Find out more about Golden Village’s Wednesday promotions


3. NSF Discounts


Shaw – From $7 on Tuesdays


  • $7 for a regular ticket on Tuesdays ($7.50 for opening week)
  • $11.50 for a regular ticket on PH and eve of PH that falls on Tuesdays.

T&Cs: Limited to 1,000 tickets every Tuesday at Shaw Balestier, JCube, Lot One, Paya Lebar Quarter, Seletar and Waterway Point only.

Find out more about Shaw’s NSF promotion.


4. Student discounts


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 and special priced movies.

Find out more about  Cathay’s student promotion.


Shaw – From $7


  • $7 for regular tickets
  • From $8.50 for 3D
  • From $18 for Lumiere Digital
  • From $14 for IMAX Digital
  • From $16 for IMAX 3D

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

Find out more about Shaw’s student promotion.


Golden Village – From $7


  • $7 for regular tickets
  • $12 for 3D

T&Cs: Valid on Mondays to Fridays, for shows before 6pm, excluding PH and eve of PH.

Find out more about Golden Village’s student promotion.


WE Cinemas – From $7


  • $7 for regular tickets
  • $9 for 2D Atmos
  • $32 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 about WE Cinemas’ student promotion.


Filmgarde Cineplexes – $7


  • $7 for regular tickets

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

Find out more about Filmgarde’s student promotion.


The Projector – From $8.50


  • From $8.50  for a regular ticket from Mondays to Thursdays
  • From $13 for a regular ticket from Fridays to Sundays

Find out more about The Projector’s student prices.


5. SAFRA & 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


Regular SAFRA members:

  • $8 for regular tickets from Mondays to Thursdays ($8.50 for opening week)
  • $12.50 for regular tickets from Fridays to Sundays, PH, and eve of PH
  • 1-for-1 regular tickets on weekends (U.P. $15.50 each)

T&Cs: 1-for-1 tickets are limited to the first 300 redemptions each day.

Find out more about  Shaw’s SAFRA promotions and Shaw’s 1-for-1 SAFRA promotion

For SAFRA members with MovieMax Membership ($30 for 2 years):

  • $7 for regular tickets on Mondays to Thursdays
  • $11.50 for regular tickets on Fridays to Sundays, Public Holidays, and Eves of PHs.

Find out more about the SAFRA MovieMax deal.


Cathay – 1-for-1 movie tickets daily for HomeTeamNS members


  • 1-for-1 tickets all-day, daily

T&Cs: Limited to 1 set per member per day. Book via the HomeTeamNS app only. 

Find out more about HomeTeamNS’ Cathay discount.


6. Credit & debit card discounts


Make full use of your credit and debit cards 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


OCBC credit or debit card:


  • $1 off regular tickets
  • $35 for 2D movie packages with 2 movie tickets, popcorn, and 2 drinks (U.P. $44.70)

T&Cs: Valid for maximum of 4 movie tickets or 4 movie packages per card member per day.
Not valid for Tamil/Hindi and special priced films like Shaw Theatres Lumiere and Dreamers.

Find out more about Shaw’s OCBC discount.


Golden Village – Up to $3 off with DBS/POSB & PayLah!, $2 off with HSBC


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 about Golden Village’s DBS/POSB promotion


HSBC credit or debit card: 


  • $2 off all regular and Gold Class tickets

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

Find out more about Golden Village’s HSBC’s promotion


Cathay – PAssion Card bundles


PAssion Card:

  • $14 movie packages with regular movie ticket and $5 F&B voucher on Mondays to Thursdays (U.P. up to $16.50)
  • $17 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 $20.50).

T&Cs: Weekday movie packages are not valid for Public Holidays and Eves of PHs. Limited to 5 redemptions per PAssion Card per day.
Not valid for Tamil/Hindi movies and other special priced tickets.

Find out more about Cathay Cineplex’s PAssion Card promotions


WE Cinemas – $1 off with various cards


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

  • Citibank credit card
  • UOB credit card
  • Amex card
  • Standard Chartered credit card
  • Maybank credit card
  • Trust card
  • PAssion Card

Find out more about WE Cinemas’ card promotions.


7. Senior citizen discounts


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 one, that would be at Cathay for just $4


Shaw – From $4.50


  • $4.50 for regular tickets
  • From $17 for Limiere Digital
  • From $14 for IMAX Digital
  • From $16 for IMAX 3D

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

Find out more about Shaw’s senior citizen discount. 


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 Cathay’s Merdeka and Pioneer Generation promotion and Cathay’s senior citizen deal.


WE Cinemas – From $4.50


  • $4.50 for regular tickets
  • $6.50 for 2D Atmos
  • $32 per pair for First Class on Mondays and Tuesdays

T&C: For Singaporeans aged 55 and above, for Mondays to Fridays before 6pm.

Find out more about WE cinemas’ senior citizen promotion


Golden Village – From $5


  • $5 for regular tickets
  • $12 for 3D tickets
  • $13 for premium seats (Duo Deluxe, Deluxe Plus & Gemini)

Find out more about Golden Village’s senior citizen promotions


Filmgarde Ciniplexes – From $5


  • $5 for regular tickets

T&C: Mondays to Fridays, before 6pm only. Not available on PHs and eve of PHs.

Find out more about Filmgarde’s senior citizen promotions.


8. Free movies for young kids


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 & 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 about Shaw’s kids promotion


Golden Village – Free for kids under 6


  • Free child ticket with every accompanying adult

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

Find out more about Golden Village’s kids promotion.


WE Cinemas – Free for kids below 90cm


  • Free child ticket with every accompanying adult for 2D movies only.

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

Find out more about WE Cinemas’ kids promotion.


Cathay – Free for kids below 90cm


  • Younger kids below 0.9m tall can enter for free

T&Cs: Mondays to Fridays before 2pn only. Not valid on school holidays, PHs and eve of PHs.

Find out more about Cathay’s kids promotion.


9. Family bundle discount


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


Shaw – IMAX bundles


  • From $58 for IMAX Digital during non-peak, from $68 during peak.
  • From $66 for IMAX 3D during non-peak, $76 during peak.

T&Cs: Group must include at least 1 child under 13 years old. 

Find out more about Shaw’s family bundle.


Movie ticket prices Singapore – Golden Village, Shaw, Filmgarde


With these discounted movie ticket prices in Singapore, film buffs can visit the cinemas 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 $9.50 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. Filmgarde in Kallang also has $9.50 tickets on weekdays for Easties.

Other standard ticket prices (for weekdays):

  • Shaw Theaters – $10
  • The Projector – $10.50
  • Cathay Cineplexes – $11
  • Golden Village – $11

If you love films:


Originally published on 22nd February 2020. Last updated by Kezia Tan on 26th July 2023.

Rachel Yohannan

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