Think of your average trip to the cinema in Singapore. What does this conjure in your mind? Fighting your way through a busy mall to the top floor, splashing out on over-priced popcorn and finally settling down in a cold, dark theatre for a few hours to be entertained by the latest flick. All sounds a bit impersonal doesn’t it? If you are thinking of visiting Films at the Fort (FATF) you should be prepared to experience something entirely new and different. A cinema like no other, FATF can only be described as magical place, with a chilled out festival vibe, that’s nestled on top of a hill amongst one of Singapore’s oldest landmarks.
FATF offers a fuss free and intimate, alternative cinema experience. Patrons can bring their own picnic food and non-alcoholic drinks or sample some of the delicious food on offer from the Deli station, Dinner station or Bakery. There are a selection of alcoholic beverages on offer, with Casillero del Diablo taking care of the wine -$48 per bottle for Pinot Noir, Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Grigio or $58 for the Devil’s Collection Brut. For beer or cider lovers, Sombersby Apple Cider and Kronenburg are available at $42 a bucket. This year, customers were also treated to a complimentary tub of Ben and Jerry’s ice cream, the perfect accompaniment for a film on a warm evening.
The event was thoughtfully and artfully curated with adequate staffing and vendors. Clearly, FATF have not oversold and have strived to ensure that attendees have a high level of service and a relaxing evening, which is entirely to their credit. There was a mix of independent, classic and blockbuster films shown at FATF this year. Here at Eliteror we’re very much looking forward to seeing the program for 2016, you should be too.