2 Apr – Like all the other cinemas in Singapore, arthouse cinema The Projector is currently temporarily shuttered as part of the island nation's effort to curb the spread of COVID-19.
With large gatherings of people – such as in cinema halls – prohibited at the moment, The Projector is now looking at alternative options to continue screening films to movie-lovers in Singapore.
One of the options is becoming a video-on-demand service provider, as told by the cinema's general manager Mr Prashant Somosundram to The Straits Time.
"We see this as an opportunity to try new formats," he said, adding, "We want to create a community experience, even in this time of social distancing."
The cinema is working with distributor Anticipate Pictures to explore the possibility of streaming video-on-demand content to televisions, tablets and phones. Online question-and-answer sessions are also planned to be included as a bonus content.