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The Cathay will soon be replaced with The Projector, a local independent cinema

The Cathay Cineplex has been around for more than 80 years

Pailin Boonlong
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Pailin Boonlong
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The Cathay is practically a landmark in Singapore – it’s been around since the 40s. But in a surprising move, they’ve just announced that The Cathay Cineplex will soon be handing over the reins to local independent cinema, The Projector. This shift will happen on July 23, once The Cathay Cineplex has completed its lease and the last day of screenings will be June 26.

Of course, we’re great fans of The Projector and the cult favourite movies they put out. It’s not just about Hollywood blockbusters here, but rather, old-school films like Rocky Horror Show and sci-fi movies like 2001: A Space Odyssey. As they already have cinemas in Golden Mile Tower and Riverside Point, this will be the third cinema that is operated by The Projector. As mentioned by The Projector, there will be the usual lineup of indie flicks along with a cocktail and craft beer bar – all from August 23 onwards. 

Those who still want to watch movies under The Cathay can head over to the Cineleisure branch, alongside the other Cathay cinemas in Singapore. 

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