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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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Things to do

Movies at Sentosa

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. Gather the kids for the bunnies-galore Hop (November 30) and festive film The Grinch (December 28). Check its list of screenings at sentosa.com.sg.

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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 every week. Catch recent releases or cult faves like Spirited Away at various spots including 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

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.

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.

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Films at the Fort

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.

Attractions, Beaches

Peroni Sunset Cinema

Sentosa

For a memorable cinematic experience, head to Tanjong Beach for a combination of 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 and indie titles. Keep your eyes peeled for the next Peroni Sunset Cinema event at sunsetcinema.com.sg.

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