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5 Family-Friendly Cinemas in the Klang Valley

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Parents can finally complete a movie (relatively) uninterrupted; during the day and with the kids around, to boot! These cinemas are catered specifically to meet the needs of everyone in the family, with brighter lighting, lower audio, and a variety of cushy seating options. Standard cinema rules do not apply here, too. Kids are allowed to giggle, move about, and ask 101 questions about what’s happening in the movie! 

Here are 5 family-friendly cinemas in the Klang Valley for your next family movie experience:

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1. Golden Screen Cinemas (GSC), PlayPlus 

2. Golden Screen Cinemas (GSC), Sensory-Friendly Screening

3. TGV Cinemas, TGV Junior 

4. Dadi Cinema, Lil Star

5. MBO Cinemas, Kecil


1. Golden Screen Cinemas (GSC), PlayPlus 

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Cosy up together with the whole family at the PlayPlus Cuddle Couch, or sink into a personal soft PlayPlus Bean Bag at this family-friendly hall. The playground within the hall will also keep any restless kids occupied, if (or more likely, when!), their interest in the movie wavers. If you are early, spend some time at the PlayPlus Lounge* that’s full of entertaining toys and fun equipment for the kiddos. This cinema pays close attention to hygiene, as socks are required both at the PlayPlus Lounge and the PlayPlus Hall.

[*PlayPlus Lounge is available at selected cinemas]

Contact: 03- 7713 7888

Locations: 5 locations within the Klang Valley – The Starling Mall, Subang Parade, Tropicana Gardens Mall, 3 Damansara and IOI Mall Puchong

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2. Golden Screen Cinemas (GSC), Sensory-Friendly Screening

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Kudos to GSC for being the first in Malaysia to introduce sensory-friendly screening for neurodivergent audiences! Available every second Sunday of the month at 3 Damansara (as well as Kuantan Cinema Mall and The Mall, Mid Valley South Key), the hall features dimmed auditorium lighting, lowered volumes and the removal of advertisements and trailers before the film. All halls are wheelchair-friendly, and come equipped with a nursery room, which can be used as a safe room for any children who may want a time-out. The number of guests in the hall will also be reduced for a safe, accessible and inclusive space for all. 

Location: 3 Damansara (3, Jalan SS 20/27, Damansara Intan, 47400 Petaling Jaya, Selangor)

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3. TGV Cinemas, TGV Junior 

Double up the fun at TGV Junior, where kids will have the chance to enjoy half-an-hour of pre-movie fun at an exclusive, colourful City of Play. This colourful space features favourite characters and toys, such as a Hot Wheels ramp corner, wall scrabble and mega block play. Amenities include a kids’ toilet and a nappy changing room, and the movie hall itself will offer family-friendly seats, brighter lighting and softer audio. 

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Location: 1 Utama Shopping Centre (City Centre, 1, Lebuh Bandar Utama, Bandar Utama, 47800 Petaling Jaya, Selangor)

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4. Dadi Cinema, Lil Star

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Children will get to be the stars of the day with a trip to Lil Star at Dadi Cinema! Little early birds will get to chill in their very own Lil Star Playland ‘lounge’ before heading in to catch the show. Once in, kids will get to watch their favourite shows on cute, customised chairs with animal designs. The soft play area, with mini climbing structures situated in front of the screen, is perfect families with younger tots. There are also seats available right at the same level as the play section, so you won’t need to watch the (second part) of the movie standing at the playground below! 

Contact: 03-2113 0065

Locations: Dadi Cinema Pavillion Kuala Lumpur (Level 5 & 6, Pavilion Kuala Lumpur, 168, Jalan Bukit Bintang, 55100 Kuala Lumpur); Dadi Cinema Da Men (Level 4, Da Men Mall, No.1, Persiaran Kewajipan, USJ 1, 47600 Subang Jaya, Selangor)

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5. MBO Cinemas, Kecil 

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Expect lots of fun and excitement, with your kids having the option to run free at the playground within this hall, or choosing to sit and watch the movie on-screen. A diaper changing room is also conveniently located right outside the hall- perfect for quick dashes out, so you won’t miss too much of the movie when diaper duty calls! 

Contact: 03-7931 3733

Location: Atria Shopping Mall (Jalan SS 22/23, Damansara Jaya, 47400 Petaling Jaya, Selangor)

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If you would like to know the 2023 upcoming movies to enjoy at these family-friendly cinemas, check out our previous article here. Enjoy getting to watch your shows from beginning to end, #makchicmumsquad!

Elaine is a mummy of two who moved from the financial world to become an early childhood educator. She loves travelling, books and her cup of tea to unwind after a long day of diapers, school runs and pretend play.