Shaw Theatres PLQ, with 12 screens, has opened in Paya Lebar

SINGAPORE – Shaw Organisation’s new cineplex at Paya Lebar Quarter had its soft opening on Aug 30. Located within the mixed-use development’s PLQ Mall, the new space has 12 screens, the most of any multiplex in the eastern part of the island.

Shaw Theatres PLQ, Shaw Organisation’s ninth cineplex, features an IMAX screen, which promises sharper images, and two premium Lumiere halls, offering luxuries such as wider, reclinable seats and a USB charging port.

The nine regular halls will have laser projectors that offer a brighter, clearer image.

PLQ Mall is located at Paya Lebar Road, next to the Paya Lebar MRT station.

Shaw Organisation declined to reveal the seating capacity.

To mark the opening of the new cinema, the organisation will screen a series of classic films from actor-director P. Ramlee, made in Shaw’s Malay Film Production studios in the 1950s and 1960s.

The run will kick off with the English-subtitled Ibu Mertua-ku (My Mother-in-Law, 1962) on Oct 26.

One of the two premium Lumiere halls. PHOTO: SHAW ORGANISATION

In addition, 500 free movie tickets will be available on Wed Sept 4 to those who queue at Shaw Theatres PLQ from 9.30am, limited to two free tickets per patron.

From Sept 5 to 11, free treats such as popcorn, chicken bites, movie premiums and discount coupons will be given for every two tickets purchased, limited to 200 redemptions each day.

There will be special promotional rates for a limited time period for Lumiere tickets at $15 (usual price $18) off-peak and $20 (usual price $23) peak for 2D tickets; and $18 (usual price $21) off-peak and $23 (usual price $26) peak for 3D tickets.

Director of Shaw Organisation Mark Shaw also said in a statement: “We have just started on a complete overhaul of Shaw Theatres Lot One and Shaw Theatres Balestier. Both will reopen for business with brand new looks in 2020 and 2021 respectively.”

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