What used to be Golden Theatre – Singapore’s biggest cinema in Singapore and Malaysia in the 70’s – has been reborn as The Projector, a painfully hip indie cinema offering alternative film screenings.
Creative development consultancy and management company Pocket Projects and architectural and design firm FARM are the brains behind the heritage theatre’s revival. The Projector, located on the fifth floor of Golden Mile Tower, consists of two halls, Green Room and Redrum (yes it’s Kubrick-inspired), and a foyer. The 220-seat Green Room, which retains much of Golden Theatre’s original charm like the old flip-up chairs, is where all the cinematic action happens, while the Redrum has been redesigned to serve as a multipurpose space for events, private screenings, and the likes.
There’s also A La Cart, run by the folks from Group Therapy Coffee, at the foyer serving pies, popcorn, nibbles, coffee, wine and craft beer (of course). On show now are Poetry, winner of Best Screenplay at Cannes, Japanese films Outrage and Outrage Beyond, as well as some of Stanley Kubrick’s best works including The Shining, Spartacus, and Lolita. Long live Golden Theatre!
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