Ultimate Guide to The Cheapest Tickets For Cinemas Reopening in Singapore on July 13
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Ultimate Guide to The Cheapest Tickets For Cinemas Reopening in Singapore on July 13

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As Singapore slowly exits Circuit Breaker in phases, we are seeing shops, restaurants, swimming complexes and now entertainment venues reopening with safe management measures in place.

Next Monday (13 Jul), the major cinemas in Singapore will be allowed to reopen after about three months, as part of the islandwide Circuit Breaker measures to contain the spread the of COVID-19.

As a film buff, I am pretty excited as although I like TV streaming services like Netflix at home with a projector, it’s hard to beat the experience of going to the movies.

However, I am still apprehensive, as experts like Associate Professor Hsu Li Yang, infectious disease specialist and epidemiologist at the National University of Singapore has stated that:

“In general, community events and spaces resulting in crowds will increase the risk of spread of Covid-19. (But cinemas) are part of our culture and community, and cannot be shuttered indefinitely, so monitoring and surveillance will be required to minimise any adverse impact.”

But to help you make your choice, we will present to you the facts and all you need to know about the reopenings.

TL;DR: Ultimate Guide to Cheapest Tickets For Cinemas Reopening on July 13 in Phase 2

This includes the COVID-19 safety measures you need to adhere to, which cinemas are reopening,  a comparison of the cheapest tickets from these cinemas and what movies will be playing.

Type of Movie Ticket Which Cinema Has the Cheapest Ticket? Price
2D Movies (Mon - Thu)WE Cinemas$8.50
2D Movies (Fri, Weekends & PH)Eaglewing Cinematics$12.50
2D Movies Dolby Atmos (Mon - Thu) Golden Village
WE Cinemas
$10.50
2D Movies Dolby Atmos (Fri, Weekends & PH) Cathay Cineplexes$14.00
3D Movies (Mon - Thu)Cathay Cineplexes
Filmgarde
Golden Village
WE Cinemas
$11
3D Movies (Fri, Weekends & PH)Golden Village
Shaw Theatres
WE Cinemas
$14
Senior Citizen (Mon - Fri before 6pm)Shaw Theatres$4
Student (Mon - Fri before 6pm)Eaglewing Cinematics
Shaw Theatres
$6.50
Student 3D (Mon - Fri before 6pm)Eaglewing Cinematics
Shaw Theatres
$9

What COVID-19 Safe Management Measures Are There?

From 13 Jul, Cinemas will be reopening with a cap of 50 moviegoers in each cinema hall.

There will be a 1m safe distancing requirement between moviegoers, but you may sit with groups of up to five people (friends and family) in the cinemas without the 1m safe distancing requirement.

vote out your sixth friend circuit breaker
Source: Yourgirlfriendiswhosia | Instagram

You will need to wear a mask at all times, even if you are inside the cinema hall watching a movie. The only time you can take off your mask is when you are eating or drinking.

After eating or drinking you will need to put your mask back on. If you want to buy food and drinks, you are advised to buy it online and collect on-site.

As part of the COVID-19 safe management measures, cinema operators will factor in extra time to clean the halls after every screening.

High-frequency touch points like the toilet, ticketing machines, service counters will be regularly cleaned and disinfected.

Should I Clean My Own Seat?

Dr Robert G. Lahita, chairman of medicine at St. Joseph’s Health in New Jersey, professor of medicine at New York Medical College, and adjunct professor of medicine at Rutgers, advises that you should bring disinfecting wipes if possible.

“The data now shows that cloth seats and plastic seats don’t make a difference … In fact, I think there was some data suggesting that cloth seats were actually better than plastic and metal. The virus doesn’t live for very long on any of these surfaces. You can wipe plastic down, you can’t wipe cloth down, but cloth is not likely to be as infected; neither is plastic according to the data I’ve seen. So that’s not a big concern.”

With most cinemas in Singapore having cloth seats, you can breathe easy as the cloth seats are unlikely to be infected by the virus. Not to mention the cinema operators will clean and sanitise the seats after every screening.

rugrats angelica kicking cinema seat
Source: Rugrats | Giphy

However, nothing is stopping you from cleaning your own seat.

What Else Can I Do to Protect Myself?

  • As far as possible, use contactless payment options when paying for your tickets, food and drinks. If possible order these things online avoid contact as much as possible.
  • Adhere to safe distancing guidelines and keep 1m away from moviegoers and staff.
  • Avoid touching any surfaces or objects. If this is unavoidable, consider bringing hand sanitiser to disinfect your hands.

Which Cinemas Are Reopening in Singapore?

From 13 Jul, the following cinemas will be allowed to reopen.

  • Cathay Cineplexes
  • EagleWings Cinematics
  • Filmgarde
  • Golden Village
  • Shaw Theatres
  • Salt [email protected] Tower
  • The Projector
  • WE Cinemas

Which Cinema Has the Cheapest Movie Ticket Prices in Singapore 2020?

Here is an updated comparison of the major cinemas’ ticket prices for the most popular categories of tickets.

Type of Movie Ticket Which Cinema Has the Cheapest Ticket? Price
2D Movies (Mon - Thu)WE Cinemas$8.50
2D Movies (Fri, Weekends & PH)Eaglewing Cinematics$12.50
2D Movies Dolby Atmos (Mon - Thu) Golden Village
WE Cinemas
$10.50
2D Movies Dolby Atmos (Fri, Weekends & PH) Cathay Cineplexes$14.00
3D Movies (Mon - Thu)Cathay Cineplexes
Filmgarde
Golden Village
WE Cinemas
$11
3D Movies (Fri, Weekends & PH)Golden Village
Shaw Theatres
WE Cinemas
$14
Senior Citizen (Mon - Fri before 6pm)Shaw Theatres$4
Student (Mon - Fri before 6pm)Eaglewing Cinematics
Shaw Theatres
$6.50
Student 3D (Mon - Fri before 6pm)Eaglewing Cinematics
Shaw Theatres
$9

*Information accurate as of 9 July 2020.

What Movies Are Showing in Singapore Now?

Here are the movies that will be screening in Singapore from July till September.

MonthJulyAugust September
Movie13 Jul
Escape from Pretoria
Mr. Jones
My Hero Academia: Heroes Rising
Impetigore
Low Season
The Bridge Curse
06 Aug
The High Note
Yaga: Terror of the Dark Forest
Roh
Signal 100
03 Sept
A Quiet Place Part II
Monster Hunter
15 Jul
Peninsula (Train to Busan Sequel)
13 Aug
Tenet
05 Sept
Razilee and Elijah: Part 2
23 Jul 2020
Vivarium
The Rental
The Intruder
20 Aug
Mulan
Antebellum
The Secret Garden
10 Sept
The Conjuring 3
30 Jul 2020
The Hunt
Unhinged
27 Aug
The New Mutants
17 Sept
The King's Man
--24 Sept
Candyman

Source: IMDB


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