Golden Village

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Overall Rating 
 
4.0
GV has long been my primary cinema to go to for movies since I live close one. The place always looks good and their snacks and popcorn are good too. Buying tickets is very easy, if you go there personally there are a few lines for online booking, visa line and the normal queue line. I have not tried booking online but my friends had and it was quite easy and hassle free. Checking for movie timing and slots are easy as well and I felt that the updating of seats were quite prompt.

Other perks like being a member can save $1 on combo, birthday treats and more so being a member is awesome since it is free. I also like the perks of having bank cards as they offer cheaper prices with the use of certain bank cards like DBS/POSB, which I find myself using all the time and I can go to the visa queue line as well for buying tickets quickly.

I would recommend GV for friends, family and couples. The seats, screen and sound system is great and the seat are actually quite comfy for me.

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a decent but unremarkable moviegoing experience
Overall rating 
 
3.5
Value 
 
3.5
Service 
 
4.0
Quality 
 
3.5
Satisfaction 
 
3.5
Overall Rating 
 
3.5
Beyond the accessibility of GV cinemas, with their various branches located at highly convenient malls around Singapore, my movie going experience at GV has been wholly unremarkable, and perhaps not as enjoyable as that of other cinemas.

For one, while there is nothing to gripe about the technical screening of the movies, GV does not have any special or distinguishing characteristic setting itself apart from other cinemas, such as Filmgarde's Dolby Surround Sound system.

Furthermore, I personally feel that the popcorn GV sells isn't as tasty, crunchy, and is perhaps less fresh than that from other cinemas such as Shaw. For a foodie like me, this difference in the quality of the classic movie snack does influence my decision in choosing a cinema to visit!

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Average Spent:
10
Branch Location:
Marina Square, Tampines, Plaza Singapura
Recommend to a friend:
No
RL
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Maybe shine a touch on your seat before you sit ??
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Value 
 
5.0
Service 
 
4.0
Quality 
 
4.0
Satisfaction 
 
3.0
Overall Rating 
 
4.0
Well, GV has always been my favorite hang-out place since I am a huge movie fan. As a student I am more than willing to spend time at GV to enjoy the discount while it lasts. I will skip the audio and visual critic since I don’t specialize in these areas. My only concern is the hygiene of the cinemas.

Unfortunately for my case, since I love to watch movies in the wee-hour I ended up seeing things that I shouldn’t. I see lot of stains on those red chairs as GV always have their lights on in the early morning. It just made the whole movie watching experience unpleasant. However I managed to psych myself to believe that the chairs that I am sitting in are clean and continued to sit through movies after movies.

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Average Spent:
8
Recommend to a friend:
No
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Limited edition stuff at GV!
(Updated: September 12, 2012)
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Value 
 
3.5
Quality 
 
4.0
Satisfaction 
 
4.0
Overall Rating 
 
4.0
Blame me for being a typical Singaporean as I 'brag' about how great these limited edition stuff are, but as I type this review, an 'Avengers' cup is sitting right next to me on my desk. In my opinion, all the theatres in Singapore are up to my standards. GV, however, has excelled in making their patrons come back again and again. I'm not sure what attracts me so much to GV, although I'm pretty sure it's the comfort it gives me.

They offer limited edition stuff too, although you have to buy it. I got myself an 'Avengers' popcorn set, where I got a large popcorn (I presume) and a cup of sprite. The drink was given to me in that limited edition cup itself, and I didn't like it. I had to take the trouble of washing it before I could take it home. I might sound like a sissy, but washing a cup when you have to carry so many things with you is uncool (they also gave me a hulk figurine for the cup and a cardboard thingy (not sure what it is for, though).

I'm sure that if they are able to offer such great items, they would also be able to give you a plastic bag or something similar. GV has to understand that not everyone brings a bag with them!

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Huge theatre, Stiff seats.
Overall rating 
 
3.5
Value 
 
4.0
Service 
 
4.0
Quality 
 
3.0
Satisfaction 
 
3.0
Overall Rating 
 
3.5
I watched the movie Ted at Golden Village VivoCity over the weekend. I was rather surprised to find out that their GVMax theatre tickets and their usual GV Digital thratre ticket prices were both $11. After a MasterCard discount, I only paid $9.50 per ticket!

The GVMax theatre is a colossal 602-seater! The width of 2 buses, the screen is humongous and can be fully appreciated only when seated right smack in the centre. With affordable nachos combo and a host of other calorie-busting snacks, be rest assured that you'll be able to catch your movie whilst having tasty snacks.

The only drawback are the seats in GVMax, which are really stiff and in an upright position. I was forced to catch the entire movie in a pretty much upright position. While there's a lot of leg-space, I was suffering from a stiff neck and back at the end of the movie. My recommendation is to avoid the first 6 rows completely.

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Average Spent:
12
Recommend to a friend:
Yes
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It's better to be a GV member!
Overall rating 
 
3.5
Value 
 
3.0
Service 
 
3.5
Quality 
 
3.0
Satisfaction 
 
3.5
Overall Rating 
 
3.5
Being a frequent of the Plaza Singapura Golden Village, I signed up as a GV member online. Their online booking system is the most user friendly in my opinion and you're given the member discount with just a simple login that doesn't disrupt the booking process. Of course, you need a card with Visa or Mastercard (nope, NETS isn't available yet).

I'm not sure if it's due to the online signup, but I haven't received the member card that's shaped creatively as a popcorn box. Nevertheless, the online member price has me going back to them every time and ticket collection can be done easily through AXS machines or self-service kiosks. When in-theater, the stereo system and visuals are decent enough to fully enjoy an action or sci-fi movie, and the place has always been clean in my memory.

Their popcorn is average -- typical half flavoured half tasteless. I advise getting snacks on your own beforehand.

Once, I dropped my wallet under the seat and only returned for it a while after. The staff who were cleaning the theater helped me with finding it despite having their own duties to do and that short episode left a lasting impression regarding their service on me.

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Average Spent:
10
Branch Location:
Plaza Singapura
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One of the top movie theatres in Singapore
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Value 
 
4.0
Service 
 
3.5
Quality 
 
4.0
Satisfaction 
 
4.0
Overall Rating 
 
4.0
Named one of the most popular movie theaters in Singapore,Golden Village or what we always short term it as 'GV' has always been one of the top theaters island wide.

I have been patronizing 'GV' for many years, the service given by the crews is not really consistent depending on the crowd.
The ticket pricing depends on whether it is on weekday or weekend that we are watching the movie. Normally it ranges from $6.50 (student price) to $11.50 (ticket price on weekend or public holiday).

Now,everyone can be GV member and enjoy special privileges such as access to review the movies and special discounts and promotions only for members.

GV' candy bar offers a wide variety of snacks and beverages for the patrons. You will be able to see a long queue at the counters especially during the release of blockbuster movies.

For those who loves first class service and comfort, you can opt to watch at GV Gold Class which is only located at Vivocity. The ticket costs $28 per person but you would definitely enjoy this movie theatre. Definitely a must place to visit for movie lovers.

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Average Spent:
7
Recommend to a friend:
Yes
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Favourite Nacho Cheese!
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Value 
 
4.0
Quality 
 
4.0
Satisfaction 
 
4.0
Overall Rating 
 
4.0
The Golden Village at Yishun has very recently just undergone a renovation, and there is a definite stark contrast in the quality of the whole cinema today! The seats used to be old and musky, but now it is definitely as good as new. Ever since the place has been refurbished, I've been visiting the place pretty often since it is very convenient and open till late.

Golden Village offers late-night movies - and the fact that it is so near home is a definite plus point. I no longer have to cab from after a midnight movie at AMK Hub, which is the next nearest cinema which offers movies after 12mn. The latest show available at GV Yishun is around 12.30am. If you are looking for a movie later than that, you'd have to try the ones in town which will run movies as late as 2am and beyond!

Purchasing tickets from GV.com.sg is simple as ABC as well! If you are a DBS Visa card holder, you'll be entitled to a discount if you book online. I always prefer to purchase tickets online to beat the long queues as I am often running late and have experienced disappointment far too many times, missing the timeslot I wanted because I was late. With the online booking system, I no longer have to go early to buy the tickets! Also, DBS always have promotions at GV. Purchasing online allows me to buy a large popcorn combo at a cheaper rate as well!

The best thing about catching a movie at GV is their nachos. I absolutely love their nacho cheese dip. I am not a huge fan of cheesy stuff as the cheesiness often gets overpowering after a bit, but I really cannot say the same for the cheese dip at GV. Unlike the dip offered at Cathay, the cheese dip at GV is extremely thick and cheesy, but yet never overwhelming. I always dip till the very last drip.

All in all, GV has definitely caught up with its huge rival, the Cathay Cineplex, since its upgrade. While I used to be an avid fan of Cathay for their large spacious seats and delicious popcorn, I have found a new movie place worthy to rival Cathay.

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Branch Location:
Yishun
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more golden than gold
(Updated: May 18, 2012)
Overall Rating 
 
4.0
Golden Village is one of Singapore's biggest cinema and there are no lack of cinema-goers despite its relatively steeper prices as compared to other cinemas. Student prices are only from Monday to Wednesday till 5pm, which is quite stupid. I can understand if they choose not to provide student prices for weekends but how about Thursday and Friday? Students are not considered students anymore?

Ok I'm a student so I'm ranting about that. Now, for non-students and those who don't care about student prices, I have to say that this cinema is a top-quality one! The chairs are super comfortable and heavily cushioned in red (my favorite color!) and the screen is super clear with extremely good stereo surround systems to boot. You will definitely enjoy your movie experience when you are there, no matter what the genre is! The cinema always smells clean (I can't describe the smell of 'clean' very well...but take it that it is pleasant) and the floor is free from litter. I have to say that the prices of the food at the candy bar are quite overpriced so I usually sneak a little snack in. Shh!

Just so you know, DBS and some other cardholders can get tickets at a rate different from the normal ones. Can't get the digits off my head now but I always pay via DBS to save myself a few bucks! Tickets are available for booking online as well, but that would be an additional $1 added on top of the ticket prices. Good thing is, if you book online, you would not have to join the common queue and you also get to choose your desired seats online. These advantages alone are really worth the $1 so I would recommend everyone to book their tickets online if the cinema that you are heading to is a popular one and if you are afraid of getting seats so forward that your neck becomes like a giraffe's at the end of the show.

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Golden experience
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Value 
 
4.0
Service 
 
4.0
Quality 
 
4.0
Satisfaction 
 
4.0
Overall Rating 
 
4.0
Golden Village is probably the most trusted and reliable cinemas in Singapore offering the one of the most/the most number of movie timeslots at their various branches in Singapore. The movie experience at Golden Village is Golden.

Their cinemas are spic-and-span with comfortable and thoughtful seats (you could lift the arm-rest up at Vivo's cinema theatres so you can your special one can cuddle throughout the movie. Awww). Late for your movie? Not to worry. The movies at GV usually start after a long stream of commercials and trailers. You're given 10 more minutes to the start of the movie.

GV is also great due to the discounts offered with for example, a Safra card, DBS debit cards and credit cards from other banks. Next, the customer service rendered is professional - well-trained staff prompt to book your seats and are accomodating to your needs.

If you're still not pampered enough, you could opt for GV's gold class experience with a free-flow of drinks and dining which I've always been wanting to try. It's definitely on my bucket list.

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Yes
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