Nur and I were treated like royalties last Tuesday (Feb 15) night. We had our belated Valentines hi-tea at Carousel before rushing off to the newest Shaw Cinema at Serangoon’s NEX Mall!
You must be thinking what’s so different about this Shaw theatre. Well among its 10 halls, lies one unique and special hall unlike any other Shaw movie theatre hall found in Singapore.
I present to you Shaw’s PREMIERE!
First off, I would like to thank both Alvin from OMY and Shaw for inviting us bloggers to have the wonderful first opportunity to experience Shaw PREMIERE theatre. I did not know that Shaw actually had such a hall and I was really impressed with what I saw.
When we arrived at the busy Shaw NEX Cinema, it was buzzing with people logging off from work wanting to wind down with a movie. There, Nur and I met Alvin who was awaiting to give us our silver tickets!
Super shiny silver tickets!
It’s uber cool to get silver tickets. Even other nosey people were wondering why we were getting silver tickets.
Unkown to them, we were the lucky few to get the chance to experience the new PREMIERE hall.
At the PREMIERE entrance, we were cordially invited by a suited up usher whom duly escorted us to the inner lounge area. It was a snazzy place with movie goers able to have a bite or two or mingle with friends before entering the hall.
However, Nur and I just wanted to immediately plunk ourselves into our seats. It had been a long day and we just wanted to rest on those comfy seats. Besides, you are still able to enjoy those delicious food inside the hall as well.
We were led to our seats by the usher and I was impressed with hall.
Inside lay 25 pairs of super comfy seats. Nur and I immediately lied down on our sofas. As the usher was in the midst of explaining the seats and service buttons, I was already reclining my seat just like in an A380 Airbus business class seat.
Meanwhile Nur was already covering her cold toes with a blanket was deciding what snacks to buy.
There was a large array of food ranging from finger food platter to steaks and plent of mocktails and drinks to whet our appetites.
In the end, we chose the classics of sweet popcorn and cheesy tacos. Nur got herself a Shirley Temple mocktail while I had a chocolate smoothie. Delightful indeed. :p
Well the movie started at 7.30pm sharp. We caught the premier screening of Rabbit Hole starring Nicole Kidman and Aaron Eckhart. Being in the running for Oscar nominations, we found the movie to be a deep melodramatic movie. One that’s filled with emotions and to be honest a tad too long. Basically, it is a movie about a couple coping with the loss of their child.
While admiring the sharp picture quality and superior sound, I did wish for a while that we were catching Anthony Hopkin’s The Rite. Now that would have tested the surround sound! Haha.
Once the movie finished, we reluctantly left our comfy seats and headed out of the hall while being greeted warmly by the ushers.
Overall, I was really impressed with Shaw’s PREMIERE theatre. I loved the experience and really can’t wait to visit again.
Screen Quality: 5/5