Ask even the most jaded cinema-goer, and they’ll reluctantly admit to watching at least one or two flicks a year. Then on the other end of the spectrum, there are the avid, almost obsessive film freaks who’ve seen just about everything (ahem, us included), averaging up to three screenings each week. Unless you’re got a wallet thick enough to pay for multiple premium seats, we reckon that most of you, like us, are all-too-familiar with the constant bum-shifting, slouching-over-until-you-find-a-somewhat-satisfactory-position discomfort that comes with anything over two hours. And what with the deluge of crazy long movies this month – there’s The Crossing by John Woo at 129 minutes, Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit: The Battle of Five Armies going up to 144 minutes, and Exodus: Gods And Kings by Ridley Scott clocking in at a whopping 150 minutes – you’re gonna wanna get comfy.
That’s where the new GV Suntec City comes in. No, this isn’t some lame attempt to move the ridiculous weekend masses from Orchard to the decidedly less crowded Suntec City. Hear us out – all eight auditoriums here have been kitted out with the new-to-Asia ProBax seats, which feature a reconfigured foam structure within the seat base for better posture (read: a more comfortable experience). And the ticket price remains the same. So no matter which seat you choose, you’re good to go for the next few hours. When we tried it out, we ended up only changing positions twice, which was a vast improvement from our regular switch-it-up-every-ten-minutes routine. The difference may be subtle, but it’s a welcome change – most patrons supposedly fidget less, experience reduced backache and lesser muscle fatigue. But hey, go try it out for yourself and tell us what you think.
[Apr 24, 2015] Update: Golden Village Tampines has also been fully renovated with the ProBax seats.