(SPOT.ph) There are a lot of factors to consider whenever you pick where to watch a movie. Are the seats comfy? Is it a convenient meet-up place for everybody? Are you watching by your strong, independent self or with a cute date? But also—do tickets come with free food and drinks? To save you from the trouble of having to decide which snack to get, we round up the places in Manila where a ticket gets you more than just a seat.
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Here are 10 cinemas in Manila where movie tickets come with free food and drinks:
Power Plant Cinemas
You’ve got a couple of options if you decide to watch the latest blockbuster at Power Plant Mall in Makati. Tickets at Cinema 5—which has premium leather seats—get you a free popcorn tumbler and a free drink for only P400. But if you’re thinking of getting the full deal, you’ll want to book tickets at VIP Cinema 8, where your P550 ticket gets you unlimited popcorn and drinks. Not to mention, you’ll be lounging around in their premium reclining leather seats for a good hour or two.
UP Town Center Cinemas
Just in case the super-convenient chicken-and-rice meals aren’t enough to convince you to watch a screening at UP Town Center, then maybe their freebies will. Tickets to Cinemas 1 and 2—worth P400—come with a free tumbler of popcorn (your choice of butter, cheese, or barbecue flavor) and bottled water.
Century City Premier Cinema
Thinking of capping your date off with dessert before you catch your movie screening? When you get tickets to Century City Mall’s Cinema 2, you get to watch the latest blockbuster on reclining La-Z-Boy seats while munching on a cookie and a drink from Toby’s Estate. You can also opt to get one bag of popcorn and one drink from Taters. Tickets are less than P500 and you don’t have to deal with a big crowd because the cinema only seats 58 people.
Fisher Box Office VIP Cinema
So, the only free time you have to watch a movie is for the last full show—and you don’t know how you’re going to stay awake throughout the screening. The good news is, the unlimited popcorn (that comes in cheese, barbecue, sour cream, and butter flavors) at Fisher Mall's VIP Cinema comes with free-flowing coffee, which means you’ll be catching the movie instead of some z’s. If you’re not a coffee drinker, the ticket—which usually costs P520, depending on the movie—also comes with one large drink (your choice of soft drinks or iced tea), so you’ll be refreshed either way. For your refill, you can just press a buzzer on the table and an attendant will assist you. Oh, and did we mention you can also use pillows and blankets for free while you're lounging on the reclining chair?
Newport Mall’s Ultra Cinema
For the ultimate VIP experience, Newport Mall’s renovated Ultra Cinema can be your go-to. Tickets priced at P550 come with free-flowing popcorn and drinks that are served by butlers that you can conveniently call with the press of a button on your seat. Not to mention, you can also book your tickets through their app for a more hassle-free experience.
Ayala Malls The 30th Cinemas
If a late-night dinner and movie screening is your idea of a date, then Ayala Malls The 30th might just be your best bet. Their Cinemas 1 and 2 come with recliner seats, a free popcorn tumbler, and bottled water for P400. There’s not a lot of people here, either, so it’s a good choice if you’re looking for somewhere quiet and low-key.
Uptown Mall’s Ultra Cinema
Planning on watching a movie with your officemates after work? You guys can treat yourself to a screening at Uptown Mall’s Ultra Cinema for P550 that already comes with unlimited popcorn and drinks. And if you had a tough day at the office, you can feel pampered here thanks to the butler service that’ll bring your orders straight to your seat. Best part is, you can also grab a few cocktails (worth P150) at The Boozy Bar for that payday splurge.
Director’s Club Cinemas at The Podium
If you find yourself around the Ortigas area, go ahead and book yourself a ticket to The Podium’s Director’s Club Cinema. Aside from enjoying the newly renovated theaters, you’ll also get unlimited popcorn with each ticket, which costs P450. Just remember to grab yourself a drink before heading to your screening! Tickets to other Director’s Club Cinema branches (like the ones in SM Aura and SM Southmall) come with one round of free popcorn for P400 to P450.
Vertis North Cinemas
When you’re watching the latest flick on one of the Metro’s biggest movie screens, you just gotta have something to munch on. All tickets to Vertis North’s cinemas—including their Big Screen one—are only at P400 (P450 if they’re tickets to Cinema 2’s skybox seats) and they already come with a free tumbler of popcorn and bottled water. Plus, there’s not a lot of people here yet, so it’s a great choice if you’re not a fan of crowds, either.
If you find yourself down South, the VIP Theaters at Vista Cinemas in Evia Lifestyle Center already come with a snack and drink. Evia Lifestyle Center’s IMAX With Laser comes with free popcorn and drink. Their MX4D theater also comes with a complimentary drink—just make sure to hold onto it tight, because the seats move along with the action scenes! Ticket prices vary per movie screening, so make sure to call or inquire ahead before booking your ticket.