Watching Movies At The Cathay

Cathay looked sparkly as it celebrates it’s 75th anniversary. I knew this theatre was old but I didn’t know it was this old! I have had many great memories of watching movies here as a teen. It was a sweet carefree time and I could buy a ticket for just S$2.50. Watching a movie with my friends from school, University and my first job, was so much fun. It was one of the best bonding experiences. Once I did a movie marathon with my good friend E and we watched 2 movies back to back. It was probably a day we decided to cut classes at Uni. One of the movies was Born on the Fourth of July and I can’t remember what the other one was. We didn’t have popcorn then but instead bought the much healthier nuts which are filled into a paper cone (rolled up paper from an old magazine to form a cone) by an old indian man with a movable cart. I especially loved the sugared peanuts which are probably only a fraction of the calories of the sweet popcorn sold today.

photo by bookjunkie

photo by bookjunkie

The building retained it’s old facade but there’s a brand new modern glass building behind it that now houses loads of shops as well. It’s more a mall than just a cinema. I do miss the old charm of the cinema, but this is one of my favourite theatres, and it has the most comfortable seats after the renovation.

photo by bookjunkie

Today I even spotted something new. A vending machine that sells sandwiches that actually look yummy. If I was on a diet it would have to consist of sandwiches. I could have sandwiches for all meals and never get sick of them.

photo by bookjunkie

photo by bookjunkie

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6 Responses to Watching Movies At The Cathay

  1. 365days2play says:

    I’ve always wondered if the sandwiches dispensed can really taste fresh. First time I saw it was at Changi Hospital, right opposite a 24hr Qi Ji (local food eatery), and I was wondering if people would rather buy from the Qi Ji than from the sandwich machine.

  2. J says:

    They actually taste not bad. The first time I spotted one was also in some hospital (could’t remember which one). I stood in front gawking at it for a while, scrutinising the menu and photos. Then I waited for a while, hoping for someone to buy a sandwich from the machine, but no one did. In the end, I dug out all my one-dollar coins and got myself a nice, hot sandwich. And another. Yes, I had two. It was nice and hot eating it in the cold hospital.

  3. J says:

    Totally agree. There are two places I find food sucks: in a hospital & on an aircraft.

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