Golden Village Multiplex Launches Auro 11.1

Golden Village Multiplex is proud to announce that it is the first cinema operator in Singapore to support the revolutionary 3D immersive sound technology, Auro 11.1 by Barco. Auro 11.1 brings sound from all around and above to create the most impactful experience.

Golden Village Suntec City is the first cinema in Singapore to deploy Auro 11.1 with the debut of Jack Neo's latest Chinese New Year comedy/drama, "Long Long Time Ago", which was natively mixed in the new immersive technology at Galaxy Studios Belgium.

Auro 11.1 is touted as the most realistic 3D sound experience currently available in the market. Unlike other technologies where speakers are placed only on a horizontal plane and directly above, the Auro 11.1 by Barco’s system uses a sound reproduction speaker layout based on three axes (x=width, y=depth, z=height) and three vertical layers (surround, height, top), which provides the most natural true-to-life reproduction of sound.

Thanks to its unique mezzanine layer located between the standard surround and overhead speakers, Auro 11.1 by Barco provides a much better spread of sound in the vertical axis which delivers a natural representation of 3D sound all around the listener using fewer channels than other immersive sound systems.

The benefits of using Auro 11.1 have encouraged Hollywood producers and others from around the world to release more than 125 films that leveraged on the new technology. Jeffrey Katzenberg, the CEO of DreamWorks Animation, has praised Auro 11.1 for offering the best cinematic experience to movie patrons. DreamWorks Animation’s latest film, Kung Fu Panda 3, is currently playing in theatres in Auro 11.1 by Barco.

Says Mr Eddie Tan, General Manager, South East Asia Entertainment for Barco: “Auro 11.1 by Barco is the apex of cinema audio. Every boom, swoop and whisper will be fully experienced, making your movie experience the ultimate adventure. Auro 11.1 gives film fans the biggest reason to watch movies within the theatres and not in the confines of their homes. We thank Golden Village for this partnership and for launching Auro 11.1 in Singapore."

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Review of Long Long Time Ago 

The story spans from 1965 to the early 1970s. Heavily pregnant Zhao Di, the unwanted second wife of an older man, was chased out by her husband's family and forced to return to her own family. She gave birth to a pair of twins, Shun Fatt and Su-mei. As Su-mei had two moles on her face, which was said to be bad luck, she decided to give her up due to the pressure of wanting to build a better life for the rest of her family.

Her father, under the advice of a match-maker, married her off to a coffee shop owner Xiao Qie, but after his unfortunate death, she was chased out the door with five young children to look after. With Zhao Di's indomitable spirit, and with the help of her family, they went through adversities, witnessed the changes through the years, and accompanied every step of the nation`s growth in its early years.

The flood scene as well as the market scene was impactful for me, because the Auro 11.1 surround sound system really gave an immersive experience! The movie really brought us back to Singapore in the 1960s, with the highly patriarchal society where girls are pretty much worthless, (I'm so glad we're so over that now) and the livelihood of the people. I always heard of how they lived in the past, but never have I experienced it! This is of course not a first-hand experience but it was something that is the closest to what I could experience!

Jack Neo is, as always, the best with Singapore movies for us Singaporeans. Cutting straight to the heart. Give him two hours and he'll give you an era.

The movie has already started screening in cinemas, do catch it! There will be a second part that will be released in March. It's a movie I would recommend bringing your parents and grandparents to watch!

xoxo, kaitinghearts

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