Been there many times since it screens quite a number of movies, as compared to the neighbouring Shaw cinema at Century Square.
In my opinion, the exterior of the cinema is pretty clean and tidy. There's toilets within the cinema. The service is also good most of the time and i'm glad that they have seperate queues for ticketing and F&B unlike some cinemas. Being managed by GV, it also has promotional prices for DBS/POSB and Safra cardholders.
What is disappointing about this cinema is the cinema hall itself. Firstly, the rows of seats isn't as inclined/steep so when you watch a movie, you can see the shape of people heads which kindda annoys me. There also isn't enough legroom and the seats are quite narrow.
If you are in Tampines and wants to catch a movie, i would recommend the one at Century Square, owned by Shaw. The seats are more comfortable and plenty of legroom but the shows are limited.
- Quite clean
- Toilets available
- Ticketing/F&B queue seperated
- Plenty of promotional prices
- Plenty of movies
- Rows of seats aren't inclined/steep
- Seats are quite cramped
- Not enough legroom
Small cinema seats, and old. It's been hardly upgraded for years. Snacks there are quite expensive. Seats are hard, and not much leg room. And the cineplex is forever over-crowded and ridiculously long queues for tickets.
Also, I find it very irritating that they have escalators to go upstairs but you have to walk down yourselves. What's wrong with escalators that go up and down?
The only redeeming quality about it is that it has more shows available than the nearby Shaw at century square (usually). But I always go to shaw unless there aren't any seats left, or the movie isn't available.
This is one of the nearer cinema for me. Like all other "older" GV cinemas, their seats are not spaced out enough, with little leg room, and couple of the seats have a stink to it. Nevertheless, people still go cos of the GV brand and also the many promotions they've planned for credit card holders and now their Movie card holders. (which everyone can apply for free)
The one thing I really hate about this cinema is the stairs. Especially if the cinema you're going is on the upper deck. Going up was easy cos there's the escalator. But going down can be quite a chore especially for those who have problem walking or for those with kids. Perhaps GV Tampines can try to look into the possibilities of changing the direction of the escalator when necessary for those who need it, or maybe try find space to build another down riding one?
But then again, with or without the escalator, it'll still be full house most of the time. So I don't think my concern is going to be solved.
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