Bedok's Princess Theatre Building to become cineplex

SINGAPORE - Movie buffs in Bedok can look forward to the opening of a new cineplex in the first quarter of 2018.

Golden Village will be operating the cineplex at the four-storey Princess Theatre Building, which has been closed for a redevelopment project worth approximately $30 million.

The new cinema will have six screens and around 600 seats, said a joint statement by Golden Village and OEGroup, which owns the 33-year-old building.

There will also be restaurants, karaoke bars, a cyber sports cafe and shopping options, the statement added.

"Over the years, residents of Bedok have been requesting a cinema. When we were presented with such an opportunity with the redevelopment project of Princess Theatre, we seized it," Golden Village's chief executive Clara Cheo said.

"Apart from a wide variety of exciting, not-to-be missed blockbusters and compelling alternative content, residents in Bedok can look forward to an unparalleled level of comfort, convenience and value at our new cinema."