If you've never been able to justify forking out as much as $42 for a luxury movie experience in Singapore, you're not alone.
I've never been able to convince myself that reclining seats, freshly-cooked meals and wait staff at your beck and call is worth paying so much for — especially when you can get all of this at a fraction of the price just across the Causeway.
Other than eating, shopping or getting a massage, watching a movie is a great way to pamper yourself and it's easy to splurge a little more when the SGD is doing well against the ringgit.
So the next time you're on holiday and have some time to kill, consider upgrading your regular movie experience at the following cinemas. Opened in August last year to much hype for being Malaysia's first luxe cineplex, Emperor Cinemas at the relatively new R&F Mall has cinephiles going gaga at the facilities.
Instagrammable aesthetics (for that extra atas feel), gourmet Hong Kong-style snacks and the country's only cinema with a Sony 4K laser projector system aside, what's got us even more excited are the affordable prices. Tickets cost between RM10 ($3.30) for a 2D ticket to RM24 for a 3D ticket and you'll be seated in plush leather seats tailor-made for movie connoisseurs with flexible armrests for extra comfort.