The Straits Times
Published on Feb 06, 2013

Eng Wah's WE Cinemas move out of West Mall and will do the same at Suntec City


Cinema chain WE Cinemas, owned by Eng Wah Global, is giving up two locations - in West Mall and Suntec City Mall - to Cathay Cineplexes and Golden Village, respectively.

Cathay Cineplex West Mall opens on Thursday. The six-screen, 1,100-seat multiplex, which cost $6.5 million, is Cathay's sixth outlet here.

Major operator Golden Village says that it will take over the space in Suntec City Mall, currently occupied by WE. Renovations will start in the middle of this year.

WE Cinemas sales and marketing director Vivien Ong says the move out of West Mall was a business decision. The chain is looking "at various opportunities and new locations", she adds.