Saturday, July 4, 2020

Golden Village to Reopen on Monday 13 July 2020

Golden Village to Reopen on Monday 13 July 2020 Singapore’s leading cinema operator introduces extensive range of ‘safety first’ measures alongside exciting slate of new and past movies, as Korean horror ‘Peninsula’ premieres.

Singapore, 3 July 2020 – In a welcome boost for Singapore’s movie-going public, Golden Village (GV) will be reopening its doors to patrons from Monday 13 July 2020, following a fifteen-week closure. The news follows today’s announcement by the Singapore Government giving cinemas the green light to resume operations.
Alongside an exciting slate of movies, Singapore’s leading cinema operator has introduced a comprehensive set of measures as part of a ‘safety first’ approach, reflecting the latest Ministry of Health guidelines.
With a focus on reduced physical interaction, social distancing and maximum hygiene, measures introduced will include:
  • Each cinema hall to have a capacity limit of 50 patrons per screening
  • Seats to be cordoned off to ensure social distancing of at least one-metre between patrons
  • Seating to be configured to enable smaller groups of two and three friends and family to sit together. (Larger groups of four and maximum five remain subject to seat availability).
  • Patrons to be guided by ushers to ensure safe distancing on exit from cinema halls
  • Automated Ticketing Machines (ATMs) to be reconfigured where necessary to ensure safe distancing between patrons while queueing
  • Disposable packaging to be used for all food and beverage purchases
The measures come in addition to the pre-existing protocols put in place earlier this year following the COVID-19 outbreak. These include:
  • Daily temperature screening of all staff
  • Face masks to be worn by all staff, members of the public and contractors
  • Crowd and queue management to ensure patrons abide by safe distancing
  • Floor markers to demarcate queue lines for patrons at cinema entrance, box office and ATMs
  • Thorough cleaning and disinfecting of general access areas throughout the day, especially at high touch-point areas; cleaning of cinema halls after each screening
  • Provision of public hand sanitisers at various touch-points throughout cinemas
  • Contact Tracing QR codes set up at usher and exit points for patrons, staff and contractors to scan upon checking in and out. Anyone with a temperature of 37.5°C or more will be refused access to the cinema hall, with tickets refunded
Ms. Clara Cheo, Chief Executive Officer, Golden Village Multiplex said: “While we’re excited to be able to reopen our doors to movie-goers, the safety and well-being of our customers and colleagues is our highest priority. We have introduced an extensive range of precautionary measures across our cinemas to ensure patrons can once again enjoy the very best movie experience, in the safest way possible.”
Film lovers can look forward to an exciting slate of new movies combined with blockbusters and favourites as GV looks to reopen with a bang. Three exciting movies will be making their debut in Singapore during the reopening week:
On 13 July, anime fans can look forward to the screening of popular anime superhero film My Hero Academia: Heroes Rising alongside an exclusive fans’ screening of Digimon Adventure: Last Evolution Kizuna. As part of the exclusive fans’ screening, which takes place on 13 and 14 July, ticket-holders will receive collectables from the popular anime series. Public screenings for Digimon will start from 16 July.
Pre-sale tickets will be available for purchase from 3 July 2020 via GV website and iGV app (available on iPhone and Android). (Please refer to Annex A for more details)
Also screening on 13 July are two popular Asian titles - Thai romantic comedy Low Season, and Taiwanese horror film The Bridge Curse.
Low Season, which stars Thai heartthrob Mario Maurer, tells the story of a scriptwriter seeking inspiration for a horror film, who falls in love with a girl who can see ghosts, while Taiwanese box office hit The Bridge Curse follows a story of a group of university students who film at a haunted bridge at Taichung’s Tunghai University only to discover the supposed evil might be real after all.
On 15 July, cinephiles will be able to catch the premiere of zombie thriller Train to Busan: Peninsula on the same day the movie is released in South Korea. Moviegoers can look forward to the highly-anticipated follow-up to the 2016 film Train to Busan, which remains the highest grossing Korean film in Singapore to date. Early last month, it was announced that Train to Busan: Peninsula made the International Cannes Film Festival’s 2020 Official list. (Please refer to Annex B)
In addition to these must-see releases, GV will be introducing an exclusive M Pass as part of a partnership with KLOOK. With the purchase of every M Pass, patrons can redeem four movie tickets, which can be used to enjoy a selection of 20 exciting movie titles. Patrons will also receive an exclusive Minions movie card. Limited quantities of the M Pass are available for sale, priced at $20 for Golden Village Movie Club (GVMC) and KLOOK members, and $25 for the public.
This fantastic value-for-money card will be available for purchase from 4 July at and via iGV app. (Terms and Conditions apply)

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