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 around town. Grab some popcorn – buttered or unsalted, that’s up to you – this is gonna get good.

Popcorn Movie Nights @ Sentosa

Popcorn Movie Nights

Pack your picnic mats and head down to Palawan Green at Sentosa for a sunset film series by the beachfront, brought to you by the movie app Popcorn. Catch the sun fading into the ocean while you enjoy a relaxing cinematic experience under the star-filled sky. Come early before each showing to enjoy some pre-movie fun like music and drinks. Psst – we hear you get unlimited popcorn whenever you flash the Popcorn app on your mobile, so be sure to download yours.

HAPPENS Every Tuesday.
PRICE Free!
TYPES OF MOVIES SCREENED A mix of Hollywood blockbusters and local movies such as Thor, The Ring and Ah Boys to Men.

Palawan Green, Sentosa Island, Harbourfront.

Be My Kaki Movie Bus

Be My Kaki Movie Bus

Here’s one you can enjoy on the comfort of your own doorstep – not literally, of course. Catch this travelling movie bus as it pops by your neighbourhood’s town centres, void decks and parks. The vehicle roams around the island all year long and unveils a screen at the back of the bus to recreate that nostalgic outdoor movie theatre vibe. Take part in a host of other family-friendly activities such as photobooth stations, balloon sculpting and trivia quizzes.

HAPPENS Every Fridays through Sundays, on selected days.
PRICE Free!
TYPES OF MOVIES SCREENED Family-friendly and animated fares like Kungfu Panda, The Angry Birds Movie and Trolls.

Various locations. Visit fb.com/bemykakibus for regular updates.

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Moviemob

Moviemob

Throw it back to the good ol’ days of drive-in theatres with Moviemob as it sets up massive inflatable screens in the parking lots of the heartlands. Just pick a spot, park your car and you’re set for a comfy evening. No car? Fret not as giant bean bags are provided for a touch of luxury. It also organises film events at shopping malls and parks. Keep an eye out on its Facebook for the next pop-up location or vote what movies it should screen.

HAPPENS Six times a year at various locations.
PRICE Free!
TYPES OF MOVIES SCREENED A dose of old-school films like The Sound of Music and latest hits such as Wonder Woman and Jurassic World.

Various locations. Visit fb.com/apemoviemob for regular updates.

Films at the Fort

Films at the Fort

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.

HAPPENS Every August.
PRICE From $27.
TYPES OF MOVIES SCREENED Award-winners such as Moonlight, The Big Sick and Get Out.

Fort Canning Green, River Valley Rd, Dhoby Ghaut.

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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 every night to screen family-friendly content. There are no popcorns served here but you can always grab movie snacks from any of the F&B stalls nearby and chomp your way through a bowl of noodles, fried chicken or nonya kueh.

HAPPENS Daily.
PRICE Free!
TYPES OF MOVIES SCREENED Wide range of flicks that are mostly rated PG13 and below, including Rogue One: A Star Wars Story and Despicable Me.

1 Tampines Walk. Visit fb.com/ourtampineshub for regular updates.

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