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Peroni Sunset Cinemas
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The best outdoor cinemas in Singapore

Snuggle up and get cosy – here’s where to get your movie fix under the stars

By Sofiana Ramli and Jolene Hooy
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Are you sick and tired of conventional cinemas? If the answer’s yes, then it’s time to escape those stuffy, cold theatre walls and hit up these alfresco movie spots in Singapore. Grab some popcorn – buttered or unsalted, that’s up to you – and strap in for a blockbuster night under a blanket of stars.

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Peroni Sunset Cinemas
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Peroni Sunset Cinema

Attractions Beaches Sentosa

A screening of Oscar-worthy films including Parasite, 1917, Jojo Rabbit, Little Women, Ford V Ferrari and Judy by the beach against a sunset backdrop? We're sold. This memorable cinematic experience at Tanjong Beach is a combination of the latest film releases, live DJ sets, coastal cuisines, ice-cold drinks and an Instagram-worthy tropical beach setting. Soak in the alfresco vibes while revelling in acclaimed blockbusters with headphones on and your toes in the sand.

Films at the Fort
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Films at the Fort

Things to do City Hall

Don’t expect popcorn and nachos here. At Films at the Fort, your movie-going experience is taken to the next level. Be treated to a menu of gourmet selections like lobster rolls, burgers and cheese platters paired with wine – everything’s whipped up by the folks from The Providore café. Sit back on cushy inflatables under fairy lights (and stars, if any) as the movie plays. It’s like a page out of your Pinterest mood board come true. Dates to be announced at a later date.

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Moonlight Cinema
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Moonlight Cinema

Things to do Marina Bay

There's nothing quite like watching a movie under the stars – or in this case, under the towering Super Trees of Gardens by the Bay. The picturesque Supertree Grove Lawn plays host to Moonlight Cinema, which runs later in the year as part of the Singapore International Film Festival, with each night bring a different film.

Movie Under the Stars @ Our Tampines Hub

Movie Under the Stars @ Our Tampines Hub

Pull up a seat on these purple and green plastic chairs, and get comfy. Our Tampines Hub's open-air plaza transforms itself into a makeshift theatre regularly to screen family-friendly content. There is no popcorn served here but you can always grab movie snacks from any of the F&B stalls nearby like fried chicken or Nonya kueh. On some nights, the community can also gather to catch screenings of football matches.

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Movies by the Beach
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Movies by the Beach

Things to do Central

Balmy evenings are perfect for alfresco film screenings and nothing beats a relaxing cinematic experience by the beachfront at Sentosa under a blanket of stars. Forget ticket stubs – grab your popcorn and pick a spot for a mix of both local and international cinema. Check its list of screenings at sentosa.com.sg.

popcorn
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Popcorn Pop-Up Cinema

Brought to you by the movie app Popcorn, Popcorn Pop-Up Cinema screens big blockbuster hits at various locations in Singapore occasionally – sometimes indoors, other times outdoors. Catch recent releases or cult faves at various spots including the Marina Bay, Bar Canary, Blu Jaz Cafe, and Picotin. Psst – we also hear you get unlimited popcorn whenever you flash the Popcorn app on your mobile, so be sure to download yours. Keep an eye on popcorn.app for updates on the next screening.

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Moviemob
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MovieMob

Prefer drive-ins? Say no more. MovieMob kicks it old school by holding roving cinema pop-ups where you can rock up and watch a film in the comfort of your car – depending on the location. Alternatively, screenings are held by landmarks such as the Marina Bay or the Botanic Gardens where you can get comfy on a beanbag or deck chair. Check its Facebook page for the next screening.

Be My Kaki Movie Bus
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Be My Kaki

Gather your kakis for an outdoor movie screening in the heartlands. Expect a mobile bus decked with a screen that plays family-friendly flicks and local comedies, and all are welcome to enjoy it at no extra cost. The roving experience takes place at community centres, local parks and other public areas. Follow its Facebook page for updates on the next screening.

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