(SPOT.ph) Anonas has always been a busy part of the city—what with the LRT station, surrounding workplaces and schools, and of course, the cheap finds (a.k.a. ukay-ukay). With everything happening around the area, you'll be looking for a place where you can just sit back and relax for a bit. With the newest branch of Cinema '76, you can do just that and even escape into the world of cinema. It's conveniently located at the Anonas LRT City Center along Aurora Boulevard, which is directly connected to the station, so you can just drop by for a movie for an hour or two before heading home.
The entrance and ticket booth of Cinema '76 Anonas
The first branch of Cinema '76 in San Juan has a homey, comfy feel to it, and you'd still get the same vibe at their new branch—though you'll also notice the modern look of the interiors when you come in. The floor-to-ceiling glass walls give you a view of the street and the trains passing by, but you'd be surprised that you won't hear any noise coming from the outside at all.
The people behind Cinema '76 are also the same as the people behind TBA Studios—which has produced films like Heneral Luna, I'm Drunk, I Love You, and Sunday Beauty Queen—so there's a long (IG-worthy) corridor with posters of the films on the wall.
The MP4 Room
Their new branch has not just one, but two (!) rooms where they'll be screening local indie films and international movies. The first room, dubbed the MP4 Room, has a similar set-up to their San Juan branch, with six couch-like rows of seats that would sit around 60 people comfortably. Though not exclusively so, this is where they'll be screening films from TBA Studios. Tickets for this cinema are at P200.
The DCP Room
The second room, the DCP Room, is notably bigger than the MP4 room and the screening room in San Juan. It can sit around 120 to 130 people! With one of the best sound systems in microcinema, the DCP room is at par with the mall theaters around the Metro. This is where they'll be screening movies that are currently showing at bigger theaters, so if you're not a fan of big crowds and waiting in long lines, this is just the place for you. Ticket prices for this cinema are usually at P250, though prices also depend on which movies are screening.
Along with the modern look as well as the additional and larger room, the new branch of the cinema will also be offering food and drinks. They don't have an exact menu and prices just yet, but they plan on having the usual chips and soda. They're also planning on offering this at their branch in San Juan. But if you're worried you won't be able to hold your date's hand while eating and drinking, the ledge of the seat in front of you will come in handy. There's a special holder where you can place your drink and not worry about it spilling over and making a mess.
The new branch is currently on soft opening with screenings of Citizen Jake, but their official launch will be on June 8. You can buy tickets on-site or you could also purchase them on GMovies.
Cinema '76 Anonas is at 3/F Anonas LRT City Center, Aurora Boulevard, Quezon City (near LRT Anonas Station).