Reclining chairs, unlimited snacks, environmental effects, surround sound, truly cinema has come a long way. Thanks to technology, we can now enjoy watching a movie in extremely convenient conditions. Although you have to pony up some cash for a luxurious trip to the movies, these 2D and 4D movie theatres make sure you get what you paid for.
Power Plant Cinema
3/F Power Plant Mall
Amorsolo Drive, Rockwell Center, Makati City
P280 – P300
While you’re waiting for your movie schedule, you can hang out at one of the coffee shops lining the front of the cinema or you can try their snack bar and choose from a variety of snacks if you want to deviate from the normal buttered popcorn. The theater auditorium is just the right size unlike huge theatres at Megamall, and has ample leg room and elevated seats so your view won’t be blocked regardless of how tall the person in front of you is. The facilities are well maintained and as far as regular cinemas go, Power Plant is your guy.
Century City Premium Cinema
3/F Century City Mall
Kalayaan Ave. cor. Salamanca St., Poblacion Makati City
Century Cinemas provide you with quality movie screenings guaranteed by La-Z-Boy reclining chairs and a choice of snack between Toby’s Estate (one drink and one cookie) or Taters (one bag of popcorn and one drink).
Bonifacio High Street Cinema
3/F Central Square
5th Ave., cor. 30th Street, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig
P250 – P450
Everybody loves BHS with its posh restaurants and sophisticated shops but we loved it more when they added cinemas! 4DX technology was first introduced to the Philippines at BHS cinemas. It includes state-of-the-art motion chairs that move in a variety of ways and environmental effects aimed at the senses which include breezes, mist, and fog. It’s a heck of an experience, especially for kids. The rest of the movie theatres are equipped with Dolby Atmos surround sound that makes the audio crystal clear and dimensional for a perfect cinematic experience.
4/F Greenbelt 3 Ayala Center
Greenbelt 3’s latest movie concept offering lets you experience being a part of the movie itself. Greenbelt 3 cinema 5 houses the third 4DX theater in Ayala Malls Cinemas and the first one in Makati. It features 144 motion seats moving in coordination with the movie and thrilling environmental effects such as the wind, water, fog, scents, and face air.
Another movie concept is at Greenbelt 3 Cinema 4 which houses 92 leather recliner seats equipped with USB ports for your gadgets to be charged and foldable tables for snacks.
You can also buy your tickets online and reserve your seats at sureseats.com.
The Director’s Club Cinema
P350 – P400
Probably one of the easiest venues for a luxurious movie date is the SM Director’s Club. It has huge La-Z-Boy chairs which are a treat in itself and an inclusive bowl of popcorn to snack on.
You can find SM Directors Club at the following SM malls: SM Cinema Mall of Asia, SM Aura Premier, SM Cinema BF Paranaque, SM Megamall, SM Seaside Cebu. They recently branched out and added one at S Maison in Conrad Manila near Mall of Asia.
Eastwood Ultra Cinema 7
4/F Eastwood Mall
Rodriguez Jr. Ave., Eastwood Quezon City
Movies are the best when auditoriums feel intimate because then you wouldn’t have to share it with noisy students. Treat yourself to a movie at Eastwood Cinemas. Recline those leather seats and put your feet up! Don’t be shy to take advantage of their unlimited popcorn and drinks.
3/F Uptown Mall
9th Ave. corner 36th St. Uptown Bonifacio, Taguig
P500 – P520
Uptown Cinemas by Megaworld Lifestyle Malls is a world class cinema every movie buff out there will swear by. The VIP Cinema features reclining La-Z-Boy chairs that come in pairs, unlimited drinks and popcorn, and a button to alert personnel to your needs. The cinema has the latest sound system, Dolby Atmos designed for that multidimensional surround sound for the perfect film viewing. It’s a wonderful place for a movie date!
Newport Ultra Cinema
4/F Newport Mall, Resorts World Manila
Newport Blvd., Newport City, Pasay
P500 – P520
This cinema by Resorts World Manila boasts of its position as one of the 25 most beautiful cinemas in the world in an online article by magazine Architecture and Design. It’s a luxury cinema with the latest screen and the best sound. It even has a 24-hour schedule on the weekends for both local and international films! Movie goers can have their fill of popcorn and drinks attended by a butler with just the push of a button. The seats which can be reclined are also coupled, perfect for dates and a relaxing time watching. To add to that convenience, Newport Cinemas also have online reservations via blockbusterseats.com.
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