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Getting a flick fix

Discerning local cinephiles are getting their fill from alternative film events, reports DYLAN TAN

Published Thu, Feb 20, 2014 · 10:00 PM
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IT'S no secret that Singaporeans love going to the movies. On any given weekend, the multiplexes sell out sessions hours ahead in advance, and an increasing number of cinema operators not only run midnight screenings on weekdays but even go to the extent of operating 24 hours on weekends to cope with the demand.

Cinephiles who want to go beyond mainstream releases are also getting their fix outside the multiplex with various independent outfits organising their own film events. These range from regular screenings at smaller venues in museums to larger outdoor festivals.

Fort Canning, which has hosted numerous "live" concerts, was transformed into an open air cinema last year for Films at the Fort. All 6,000 tickets for t…

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