Wednesday, June 22, 2022

A Tribute to The Cathay Cineplex at Handy Road

Update: This article has been updated as I've went for one more final screening at The Grand Cathay with Top Gun: Maverick on it's last day of operations.

Ahh, The Cathay Cineplex at Handy Road near Dhoby Gaut MRT Station, a classic, iconic cineplex with a recognizable front facade that has real personal significance to me as it is one of my favourite go-to cineplexes for the latest blockbusters. Or so it was. Unfortunately, just last Friday (17 June), the sad news came that that this cineplex will be closed by 27 June. So literally the day after this was announced, I decided to visit this cineplex one last time, and booked 2 movies to watch there, back-to-back I might add, which is something that I don’t think I have ever done before. So, as you read this post documenting my last visit to this cineplex, as well as sharing some of my most memorable experiences in this cinema for the last 16 years, I hope this is the best tribute that I can give to this cinema that has served many moviegoers well over the decades, myself included.