Our Story

The year is 2014. Three women stood at the foot of the historic Golden Mile Tower and wondered aloud - what's missing in this wretched hive of scum, villainy and lupsup discos? And from beyond the dizzying neon lights and staggering red-faced uncles rose a mournful cry deep within the soul of the anguished Brutalist building - 'Open an indie cinema!'

Heeding the call, our three heroines forged forth and from the ashes of a freshly vacated vintage theatre on the 5th floor rose THE PROJECTORRRRRRRR - a sleek, eclectic indie cinema with only two halls, a ghastly astro turf (somewhat trendy at that time) and a mobile bar selling popcorn and overpriced crisps.


Coinciding with the revived Singapore International Film Festival and opening strong with a bloody good lineup of Stanley Kubrick films, the cinema began its baby steps amidst a landscape of cynical quips - all the 'can survive mehs?' and the 'I give them a couple of years before they close downs'. Well guess who's survived with three halls, a tight team of 12, and online nods from cultural gods Ai Weiwei and Ryuichi Sakamoto...ahem! That's right.

Fast forward to today. There's still the dizzying neon lights, still many a staggering red-faced uncles wheezing Hokkien ballads on a cloud of mookata smoke. But perched at the top on the 5th floor, the vision of three brave women endures - a safe haven for cinema lovers, the LGBTQ community, and woke-ass individuals who know a thing or two about fun.

Our People

Our People

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Golden Mile Tower History

Golden Mile Tower History

Golden Theatre was the biggest cinema in Singapore and Malaysia when it was completed in 1973 with over 1500 seats. Chong Gay Theatres Ltd built Golden Theatre and Golden Mile Tower and the architect was Goh Hock Guan Design Team. Chong Gay Theatres Ltd also built the 2400-seater Kallang Cinema in 1978, the largest cinema in Southeast Asia when it was built, which was bought over by the government in the ‘80s as a new cultural venue called Kallang Theatre.


Golden Theatre was well patronised for its good quality Mandarin films in the ‘70s and ‘80s and ‘adult’ artistic films in the ‘90s.


Golden Theatre, like many other cinemas built in that time, was originally one big movie theatre with stalls and circle seats. The space was subdivided into three separate halls in the 1990s. The Projector revived two of these halls (Golden 1 and Golden 2) on the fifth floor that were once the circle seats of Golden Theatre. With an added hall in 2017, The Projector now has a total of three halls.