Singapore movie Army Daze returns to the big screens

Singapore - Army Daze, the local hit comedy about recruits enlisting in National Service, will be back in the cinemas after 17 years.

The movie will be screened for the first time in a digitally re-mastered format. Cinema-goers will be able to enjoy the film from March 16 to 25.

More information can be found in the following press release:

Singapore - One of Singapore's top grossing movies of its time, homegrown production Army Daze is making a comeback after 17 years to the big screens at Cathay Cineplexes during the upcoming March school holidays. Screened for the first time ever in a digitally re-mastered format, viewers will be able to reminisce with their favourite army boys and relive the nostalgia during the limited release period of 10 days, from March 16 to 25, 2013.

In a nod to renewed interest in locally produced films, Cathay Organisation has received substantial feedback from Army Daze supporters and other members of the public on the possibility of a re-run of the popular movie. Cathay has also recently digitally re-mastered the original film print of Army Daze into digital format as a way of preserving the movie as cinematic technology evolves and cinemas move away from the traditional film projection era towards the digital age.

Quintessentially Singaporean production

Army Daze was the first film production project undertaken by Cathay Organisation in 1996. Starring Sheikh Haikel and Deanna Yusoff, the film grossed $1.6million at the box office and is one of the most successful local films to date.

This quintessential Singaporean production is based on local playwright Michael Chiang's book and play about the misadventures of the five young men going through their Basic Military Training in National Service. The stage adaptation of Army Daze made headlines again in 2012 for its well-received special 25th Anniversary production, directed by Beatrice Chia-Richmond.

Reporting for 'Reservist' at Cathay Cineplexes

The digitally re-mastered theatrical re-release of Army Daze will be screened at all Cathay Cineplexes locations from March 16 to 25, 2013, with three show times daily throughout the 10 days. Advance bookings for the movie tickets will start from Monday, March 11, 2013.

Priced at $8.00 per ticket throughout the 10-day run, movie ticket purchases can be made via Cathay Cineplexes' ticketing website (, over the box office counters or through Cathay Cineplexes' smart phone application, iCathay. Standard ticketing concessions for students and senior citizens apply.

Complimentary tickets to the screening of Army Daze will also be up for grabs from March 7, 2013 at Cathay Cineplexes' Facebook page (, Twitter account ( and website, as well as the Cathay Lifestyle Facebook page (

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