Shaw Theatres Dreamers
Nothing sounds better than a peaceful, wholesome day out with the fam – whether it’s sharing a meal or watching a nice movie together. But this may be a little more difficult IRL, especially when you’ve got toddlers whose energy levels you simply can’t contain even for a couple of hours.
Much like its name, Shaw Theatres Dreamers at Jewel Changi and Balestier may indeed be a dream come true for parents. It’s a kid-friendly theatre that’ll not only tolerate, but even entertain your kids as they scurry around mid-movie, so you’ll finally be able to bring the fam out to catch a movie in cinemas.
Step into Shaw Theatres Dreamers, and it’s clear who its target audience is. The entire theatre is decked out in bright colours and murals, from the cinema walls to seats.
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Beyond a lively colour palette, the cinema’s interior is specifically designed to ensure max comfort for families. For instance, the Balestier outlet is completely filled with soft bean bag chairs instead of the usual seats.
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The cinemas also have softened lighting and audio settings, so that little ones won’t have to fear the darkness or loud sounds. Plus, a slightly brighter cinema means that you’ll be able to keep an eye on your tots while they play in the theatre.
Image credit: @caiyunjing via Instagram
You may be wondering what there is to play with in a cinema, and that’s another cool thing about this theatre – it has bean bags, a mini ball pit, and other toys for young’uns to keep their hands busy with.
With a generous selection of facilities to keep the little ones engrossed, consider it an opportunity to sit back, relax, and enjoy the show.
Affordable tickets for children
Catch the latest family blockbusters at Shaw Theatres Dreamers.Image credit: @swit_yee via Instagram
Since it’s a children’s theatre, it’s no surprise that little ones get concession ticket prices. If your tot is below 90cm, they’ll get to enter for free, while those above the height limit and under 13 years old only need to pay $7 and $10 during off-peak and peak sessions respectively.
Meanwhile, adult tickets cost $14 and $18 during off-peak and peak hours respectively, about $3 more than at a regular screening. And from now till 10th December 2023, the Balestier theatre will be offering $2 off children tickets and $3 off adult tickets.
The movie selection is also expectedly less extensive than elsewhere, as it only screens family-friendly shows. Currently, you’ll be able to cop tickets for blockbusters your kiddos will love – Paw Patrol: The Mighty Movie and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem.
Enjoy a family movie at Shaw Theatres Dreamers
If you’ve been staying clear of theatres to avoid disturbing other cinema goers when your kiddo randomly screams mid-movie, as kids do, then this one’s for you.
What’s more, you’ll get a good movie and some R&R time out of it, without having to worry about keeping the kids entertained.
Rates:Below 13-years-old: $7/pax (off-peak), $10/pax (peak)Below 90cm: Free. A minimum of 2 tickets must be purchased unless 1 adult is bringing 1 child under 90cm. Each adult can only bring 1 child under 90cm.Adults: $14/pax (off-peak), $18/pax (peak)
Jewel ChangiAddress: 78 Airport Boulevard, #B2-237, Singapore 819666Contact: 6235 2077 | Shaw Theatres Dreamers website
BalestierAddress: 360 Balestier Road, Shaw Plaza, Singapore 329783Contact: 6235 2077 | Shaw Theatres Dreamers website
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Cover image adapted from: Shaw Theatres, @caiyunjing via InstagramOriginally published on 20th July 2022. Last updated by Joycelyn Yeow on 4th October 2023.