When we heard that we were going to spend an afternoon at Golden Village’s Gold Class in VivoCity, we thought we knew what to expect. Better seats, greater legroom and quality service, right?
It was so much more than that. Promising an immersive and exclusive movie experience, GV’s Gold Class is well-worth the money and truly a #treatyoself.
To date, Golden Village (GV) has 11 state-of-the-art multiplexes housing 92 screens at prime locations around Singapore. Among which there are only four Gold Class outlets, namely, Gold Class Suntec, Gold Class VivoCity, Gold Class Katong, and Gold Class Grand, Great World City.
Tickets to Gold Class can be purchased online or on site and you’ll receive them in a chic onyx black envelope.
Ritzy and contemporary, the Gold Class lounge is straight-up gorgeous and quite the perfect setting for a pre-movie chill out session. Here, Gold Class serves a mix of savoury and light treats, as well as a specially curated selection of wine – Venica & Venica Jesera Pinot Grigio, Dr Herman H Riesling and San Felice Chianti Classico to list a few.
There is also a misconception that the lounge is only available to Gold Class ticket holders. We are here to debunk that statement and yes, GV’s Gold Class lounge is open to the public and you can dine there anytime daily (even without a Gold Class movie ticket).
We enjoyed the Duck a l’ Orange ($20), which comprises a braised duck leg topped with orange sauce, asparagus, caramelised onions, and sauteed baby chat potatoes. The duck meat was tender, juicy, and paired perfectly with the sweet orange sauce. The asparagus added a nice crunch to the dish.
We also had the Gold Class Angus Burger ($18). The juicy Angus beef patty was a match made in heaven with the melted cheddar cheese. The patty was sandwiched with caramelised onion marmalade, portobello mushrooms and tomatoes, between the fluffy charcoal buns.
The dish is also served with truffle fries, which were a tasty accompaniment. If you’re watching a Gold Class movie afterwards, we suggest coming an hour and a half earlier to spend some time here.
When we entered the theatre, we were captivated by the sight of these posh seats. The stark difference between a Gold Class seat and the usual theatre variety gets you your money’s worth. We got super comfy in these leather recliners, which even come with blankets, in no time!
The seats are also equipped with charging ports for you to re-juice your mobile devices while you enjoy the film. The downside is that there aren’t any cables provided, but we know you’ve probably got one in your bag anyway.
The seats are also equipped with call buttons which allow you to discreetly call upon the attentive service staff. GV Gold Class boasts a sterling concierge-style service which patrons can enjoy from the start to the end of the whole Gold Class experience.
What’s a movie without snacks? We ordered the Cheese Platter ($28) to tide us through, and it arrived beautifully plated. You can also opt to have two glasses of the house pour with your cheese platter, which surmounts to $48.
There was a time not long ago when we had to peel open newspapers to get information on movie showtimes; there’s no denying how far we’ve come. Cinemas are here to stay and I’m pretty sure most of us are going to continue finding joy in seeing our favourite films on the big screen.
But sometimes it pays to treat yourself or that special someone so why not turn it up a notch and experience GV’s Gold Class? With the eclectic and scrumptious dining options, hospitable staff, posh leather recliners and sophisticated ambience, it’s going to be hard to return to a normal cinema experience.
GV has also relaunched the Zen Zone experience where you can dine and nap in selected GV Gold Class cinemas – GV VivoCity & GV Suntec City – starting from only $10. Now you no longer need to sleep at your desk and worry about getting caught.
The Gold Class life is waiting for you!
Prices: Gold Class Movie Tickets Start from $29 per person (Monday to Wednesday), $39 (Thursday to Sunday)