September 23, 2022

7 cinemas in JB to discover and catch a blockbuster movie

Cinemas in JB

There are countless reasons to take a short trip and visit Johor Bahru, among the many outdoor activities available, purchases at Pasar Karatand visit Port of Puteri for panoramic sea views. But if you somehow need more cause to cross the roadway, here’s another – the plethora of cinemas in JB which you can choose.

From affordable options with tickets ranging from ~S$4.30 to kid-friendly theaters with playgrounds, we’ve put together a list of 7 cinemas you can KIV for your next cinema session.

1. TGV cinemas – Wide variety of seats and aesthetic charging stations

Find in Toppen Shopping Center, TGV cinemas greets patrons with a Coca-Cola themed snack bar, remodeled to look like an old-school American diner. Apart from the counters being an Instagram-worthy background, it also has power outlets if you need to charge your devices.

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There are several types of theaters available, such as regular IMAX theaters with tickets ranging from RM15 (~S$4.62). But those looking for an upgrade can consider the Flexound room (RM18~S$6)which comes with seats that have individual speakers.

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Families traveling with children do not need to park them at a playground as there are family rooms with a playroom specially reserved for children. And if your toddlers want to accompany you during the film, get the Lounge chair (RM45 ~S$15) it’s big enough to accommodate a family of 4.

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Cinema TGV

The TGV Cinemas also have beanie theaterswith tickets costing RM52/ticket (~S$16.05). As the name suggests, the usual leather seats have been replaced with ottomans so you can relax in comfort while watching the movie.

Address: L.301, Toppen Mall, No. 33, Jalan Harmonium, Taman Desa Tebrau, 81100 Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia
Contact: +60 16-818 5436 | TGV Cinemas website

2. Golden Screen Cinemas – Found at popular malls like KSL City Mall

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Paradigm Mall, KSL City Mall, and Mid Valley Southkey are must-visit spots when passing through JB. And something these 3 malls have in common is Golden Screen Cinemas. Each cinema has 16 movie theaters and tickets range from RM18.90/ticket (~S$5.88) for local films and RM19.50/ticket (~S$6.20) for internationals.

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Certainly, heart-pounding scenes and disturbing soundtracks will make our hearts race and our palms sweat. But for those who want a true real-life experience, upgrade your seats and opt for theaters with 4DX technology to create pseudo-effects of snow and water to mimic rain.

List of Golden Screen Cinemas outlets

Contact: [email protected] | Golden Screen Cinemas Website

3. Emperor Cinemas – Serves cocktails and Cantonese cuisine

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Typical movie theater food includes popcorn and soda, but at Emperor Cinemas your refreshments are high. Think Hong Kong teahouse kitchens and booze as the cinema lobby serves cocktails and Cantonese cuisine such as dim sums and baos.

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For those of you who love technology, you will be pleased to know that theaters use a SONY 4K Laser projector system. But for tech noobs like me, this translates to crystal-clear images with advanced coloring – A.K.A A feast for the eyes. Tickets depart from RM10/ticket (~S$3.10) for a 2D movie, and RM15/ticket (~S$4.62) for a 3D movie.

Address: L.1, R&F Mall, 1 Jalan Tanjung Puteri, Tanjung Puteri, 80300 Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia
Contact: +60 7-252 6428 | Website of the Emperor’s cinemas

4. Aurum Theater – Luxury experience with fleece blankets and slippers

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Nothing screams luxury quite like Aurum Theater. Couples or families wishing #to please yourself can go for the Getha Lux Suites (RM150/ticket, ~S$50) where F&B is included in the cinema’s restaurant, Jin Gastrobar. You can choose to have your meal at the restaurant or bring it into the room to snack on during the film.

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Then, step into the Getha Lux Suites and you’ll be greeted by plush recliners with a ton of amenities, including a fleece blanket, wireless and USB charging ports, a lamp, and disposable slippers. But of course, if you don’t want to spend $50 on a movie, Aurum Cinemas also offers the usual 2D tickets from RM15/ticket (~S$4.62).

Address: Persiaran Southkey 3, The Mall, Mid Valley Southkey, 81100 Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia
Contact: +60 7-338 4789 | Aurum Theaters Website

5. mmCineplexes – Located just across the roadway

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Many of us travel to JB via the woods causeway either by bus or train. And although there are many things to do near the causewaymovie buffs can easily head to City Square Mall and experience mmCineplex without the hassle of paying for shipping.

In addition to saving on your transport costs, the cinema also offers affordable ticket options from RM14/ticket (~S$4.32) – perfect for friends low budget girls.

Address: Johor Bahru City Square, #M5-03/04, 106, 108, Jalan Wong Ah Fook, 80000 Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia
Contact: +60 7-226 2888 | mmCineplexes Website

6. MBO Cinemas – Kid-friendly theater with on-site playground

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Traveling with toddlers doesn’t mean you have to compromise on your movie-watching experience. MBO Cinemas reopened in 2020, and led to the Kecil Hall it’s kid-friendly and affordable.

Children can go wild on the playground which is in the theater, so you can watch both your movie and your restless little one. Tickets cost from RM14/adult (~S$4.35) and RM9/child (~S$2.80)and you can also opt for the Family bed (RM41/adult, ~S$12.73) it’s wide enough to fit a family of 4.

Address: F36 First Floor U Mall, 45, Jalan Pulai Utama 20, Taman Pulai Utama, 81110 Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia
Contact: +603 7931 3733 | MBO Cinemas website

7. Womei Cineplex – Deluxe reclining seats from S$6.18

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Uber comfortable seats, with cheap prices? Yes please. Cineplex Femalei has the best of both worlds with plush reclining seats lined up in their theaters, all for the price of RM20/ticket (~S$6.18). But if you’re just looking for a good classic experience, you can get the 2D tickets at RM17/ticket (~S$5.30) too.

Address: 1st Floor Beletime Shopping Mall Persiaran Danga Perdana Country Garden, Danga Bay, 80200 Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia
Contact: +60 7-220 9689 | Womei Cineplex website

Check out these cinemas in JB

Cinemas in JB

From the iconic snap of the fingers of Iron Man and Thanos to the heartwarming endings of Disney movies, many of us have fond memories of capturing our favorite characters on screen in the movies. Change up your usual scene in Singapore and check out these cinemas in JB the next time you are there.

Cinema opening times depend on show times, so be sure to check your movie times before arriving. And hey, May the force be with you.

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Cover image adapted from: R&F Mall Johor Bahru, Aurum Theater, MBO Cinemas, Kampar