Retro Reinvented: Central’s newest cinema gets creative in the kitchen

Albert Yeung’s Emperor Group is launching its first cinema in the city this fall. With a prime location in Central’s Entertainment Building, the venue will boast 200 seats across five theatres with state-of-the-art audio-visual equipment and the latest in paperless ticketing technology.

The crowning achievement (quite literally) is the Coronet, a VIP room with just 11 seats replete with reclining seats, USB charging ports and a table-side ordering service. There’s even a blanket at your elbow if you start feeling chilly.

The biggest surprise, though, is the retro American-diner style food outlet, Roomsbar. Run by veteran dining group Maximal Concepts, the menu features classic American cinema snacks such as hotdogs, nachos and popcorn – with an up market twist.

Unlike the pre-made fare at other cinema outlets, each tasty treat here is made-to-order from the kitchen. Now gourmets can munch on freshly made Truffle Dogs, Pork Carnitas Nachos or Pulled Pork Burgers while taking in the latest Hollywood flick.

If you’re feeling thirsty, Roomsbar also has several signature cocktails on tap curated by Maximal Concepts mixologists. Adults can sip on a Margarita or Gin & Tonic, while the kids enjoy non-alcoholic mocktails like the Sarsaparilla or Raspberry Fizz.

So next time you’re feeling in a movie mood, an outing to Emperor Cinema might just be your ticket!