Talk about a bender.
Jun 16, 2016|
[Updated Jan 24] If your Netflix subscription isn't cutting it, you might want to head out to one of these indie cinemas for special screenings of award-winning arthouse flicks, local thought-provoking films and overseas films.
The theater at this French center seats 236, making it one of the largest independent film houses around, and holds regular screenings of both classic and contemporary French, including titles like La Bataille De Solferino and Eden. Screenings are typically on film to ensure a high quality experience. On Tuesdays, they do a screening as part of their Cine Club, which has monthly themes, such as A French Road Movie and Belles & Rebels. 1 Sarkies Rd.
You might not know this, but in addition to jaw-dropping exhibitions, Instagrammable digital installations and Thursday night multimedia shows, ArtScience Museum also has an exciting screening series. The ArtScience on Screen series on the fourth floor does free screenings of mostly documentaries touching on topics close to the museum's mission. In the past, it has shown Werner Herzog's Lo & Behold: Reveries of a Connected World and Water, a collection of seven, feature-length feature films by various Southeast Asian filmmakers, each meditating on the role of water in life, conflict and more. 6 Bayfront Ave.
Their wonderful Under the Banyan Tree outdoor movie series seems to have gone dormant, but fear not. There are still occasional screenings to check out at NMS. The museum's Cinémathèque Selects in the basement Gallery Theatre is a monthly double bill touching on Singapore's most notable productions. Expect titles like Jasmine Ng and Kelvin Tong's Eating Air and John Schlesinger's Billy Liar. The museum is also a regular venue for screenings by citywide festivals, such as the Voilah! French Festival and the Singapore International Film Festival. The Singapore premier of K. Rajagopal's A Yellow Bird happened here in 2016. 93 Stamford Rd.
This unusual bistro, rooftop bar and mini-movie lounge is where you can have wine, classy cocktails and tapas bites while you catch arthouse and classic films. Past screenings include a series of classic Italian films such as The Bicycle Thief, La Strada and The Consequence of Love. It's not all arty-farty, though. They've been known to screen Home Alone over Christmas and other Hollywood biggies like Blue Jasmine and Pulp Fiction. 12 Ann Siang Rd.
Established in 2002, STPI is the largest print workshop in Asia and an art gallery. In recent years, besides featuring exhibitions from emerging artists and established artists, they have also hosted numerous film screenings like Paul Klee: The Silence of the Angel and Flying Paper under their Mid Week Film series, happening on Wednesdays (not every though). The admission is free with popcorn provided for you. 41 Robertson Quay.
A big renovation effort and the result of a big crowdfunding drive, The Projector at Golden Mile Tower is now firmly established as the city's most exciting independent cinema, and a regular venue for film festivals big and small, not to mention indie screenings of all types. (Iranian filmmaker Jafar Panahi's wonderful Taxi Tehran has been the longest-running film here, and in the late months of 2016, they also screened Disney's 1960s classic The Jungle Book.) They're also known to do themed parties with movies like The Big Lebowski and the Star Wars Series. The concession stand is being taken over by the good folks of Red Baron, and let's not forget the parking lot bar The Great Escape, perfect for a pre- or post-movie drink. 5/F Golden Mile Tower, 6001 Beach Rd.
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