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Golden Village presents Late Shift – the first-of-its-kind interactive film

What Black Mirror: Bandersnatch did for interactive television, Late Shift might be about to do for cinematic films, as the world’s first ever interactive film comes to Golden Village cinemas this April.

You heard right – Late Shift gives you, the audience, a chance to make key decisions and decide the outcome of the movie with its novel choose-your-own adventure style turn of events, thanks to Golden Village’s commitment to bringing new experiences to patrons and living to its brand promise of delivering “more than a movie”.

“Golden Village is always on the lookout to bring new experiences to our customers.”

Said a GV spokesperson: “Golden Village is always on the lookout to bring new experiences to our customers. From transforming the Gold Class Cinema Lounge to a Z.E.S.T workspace, to the upcoming Art Jam at the GV Suntec City’s Grab & Gold Cafe, GV hopes to provide all patrons a truly unique experience. Late Shift, where the audience can play director and leading actor all at once, is another
example of a new experience for our customers.”

In Late Shift, Matt, a smart student, has to prove his innocence after being forced into the robbery of a famous London auction house. How will the audience decide to act when everything is turning against him? The audience takes decisions for the interactive thriller’s hero while the movie keeps on running seamlessly.

Developed by CtrlMovie, and using technology of the same name, ‘Late Shift’ is a brand new, world-first experience that borrows from both film and game worlds, and allows the viewer to literally rewrite film history by choosing the fate of the on-screen protagonist, using an app. Breaking down the boundaries of traditional film making by putting the audience in control of countless adaptable storylines that can lead to one of seven conclusions, with over 180 decisions to make along the way.

Cinemagoers have just a few seconds to vote for their preferred option, with the consequences ranging from subtle shifts or a pivotal change in the storyline. The decisions the majority of the audience make will dictate how the film develops, enabling each movie viewing to be a completely different experience.

Priced at $13 and $15 for weekday and weekend tickets respectively, Late Shift ‘s unique medium is also a way to tempt audience members to keep coming back
for more, should they want to see all seven possible endings. As an exclusive perk for Late Shift viewers, Golden Village will be offering discounted movie tickets at $8 and $10 for weekday and weekend return tickets respectively to return patrons who present their Late Shift stubs or e-tickets, so that they can try for different
outcomes.

Golden Village is also screening an exclusive Gold Class preview session of Late Shift on 20th April 2021 at GV Suntec which will feature a uniquely curated menu by Executive Chef Kenny Yeo from One Faber Group’s Arbora Hilltop Garden & Bistro and Dusk Restaurant & Bar, and feature Chivas as the official drinks partner.

The three-course menu features a Chilli Crab Potato Skin appetiser, followed by a velvety Coq Au Vin, and ends with a sweet finish of dark chocolate ice cream topped with crunchy vanilla cream meringue, crispy wafer, and balanced to perfection by fresh tart berries, thoughtfully pieced together by Chef Kenny Yeo.

Executive Chef Kenny Yeo said: “The menu will take the audience on a sensory journey, inspired by my love for French cuisine melded with unique local flavours. Drawing inspiration from our signatures items at Arbora Hilltop Garden & Bistro and Dusk Restaurant & Bar on Mount Faber Peak, the dishes will set up the perfect mood for the upcoming interactive silver screen experience.”

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Complementing the feast are drinks from the official drinks sponsor, Chivas. Chivas Elderflower and Rose ‘HiBalls’ provide lightly floral notes combined with the smoothness of Chivas providing a crisp refreshing taste and elevating the full Gold Class experience

Priced at $95 for GV members and $98 for the public, patrons can also present their Late Shift movie stub or e-ticket to receive a 10% discount off their bill at Arbora Hilltop Garden & Bistro and Dusk Restaurant & Bar, as well as a discounted Late Shift return movie ticket.

Late Shift opens 22nd April 2021 at select Golden Village cinemas (GV Funan, GV Plaza and GV Suntec City). Purchase tickets to the Gold Class experience on 20th and 21st April 2021 at GV Suntec City here

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