For the most part, Golden Village is Singapore’s leading distributor of local films with 12 theatres and 100 screens, including the country’s sole megaplex. GEMINI, D-BOX, GVMax Dolby Atmos, Grand Seats, Auro 11.1 by Barco, and Duo Deluxe seats have all been added to Golden Village’s cinemas since it was founded in 1992 by Golden Harvest and Village Roadshow of Australia.
For the first time, a laser theatre debuted in Golden Village in 2017. This is Singapore’s first cinema operator to provide a Movie Club service, which allows customers to tailor their movie-going experience to their preferences. Gold Class, the company’s most luxurious option, provides a concierge service that is really unique.
Orange Sky Golden Harvest of Hong Kong owns 100 percent of Singapore’s Golden Village, a movie theatre chain. A 50/50 joint venture between Village Roadshow of Australia and Golden Harvest (predecessor of Orange Sky Golden Harvest) was first formed. More than a dozen multiplexes and cineplex locations are operated by the business. At Great World City, it opened GV Grand, its first cinema in the United States. China’s first multiplex, the Yishun 10, opened in 1992, when the company was founded. Both Village and Golden Harvest have vast expertise in film distribution and production in Asia, so the cinema offers the best of both worlds.
As part of Golden Village, Golden Village Pictures distributes films. The Matrix Trilogy, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Happy Feet, Ah Boys to Men, That Girl in Pinafore, Annie, and The Lego Movie are some of the films that Village Roadshow Pictures distributes in Singapore, as are others that the firm has bought locally and internationally.
Golden Harvest (formerly Orange Sky Golden Harvest) of Hong Kong and Village Roadshow of Australia formed a 50:50 joint venture, Golden Village, to build and run contemporary multiplex theatres. On May 28, 1992, the Yishun 10 complex in Singapore opened its doors to the public for the first time. As a result, it has expanded to include theatres in Bishan, Tiong Bahru, Boon Lay, Tampines, Marina Square, and Plaza Singapura, among other locations. In 1998, it teamed up with Great World City to create GV Grand, a six-screen cinema with a Gold Class auditorium, in the mall. Due to a lack of attendance in 2004, one of the halls was transformed into an IMAX theatre in the early 2000s.
During the early 2000s, it was also open in Eastpoint Mall, but was shut down due to poor traffic as well. When GV VivoCity opened in late 2006, it had 15 screens, including three Gold Class and one of the biggest movie auditoriums in Singapore. With 11 screens and three Gold Class screens, Suntec City now serves as the company’s current main cinema complex, replacing WE Cinemas and The Rock Auditorium.
Movies are shown at convenient times throughout the day at the chain’s several locations. A computerised central system makes it possible to purchase GV tickets online or using a mobile app. When booking online or via a mobile app, customers have the option of selecting their own seats.
MM2 Asia, a Singapore-based media mini-conglomerate, was slated to buy Village Roadshow’s 50% ownership in Golden Village in June 2017.
After failing to win the permission of Orange Sky, Village Roadshow, mm2’s attempt to purchase 50% of the Golden Village theatre network fell through. After purchasing the Village Roadshow’s 50 percent investment in October 2017, Orange Sky Golden Harvest now has the entire ownership of Golden Village. The purchase of Golden Village has not yet resulted in a change to the name of the community.
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