Aside from romantic dinners and sight-seeing with your special someone, movie date night is still a great option when you want to bond with someone you love.
While there are many things you can do on a date night in the Metro, a simple date night watching the newest films is never a bad idea.
If you wanted to go out and set Netflix-and-chill aside, going to some great cinemas can be a great option, especially when there are a lot of film festivals happening this month. We listed 10 great cinemas in the Metro where you can have movie date nights with your SO:
1. Black Maria Cinema
Location: 779 San Rafael Street, SQ Film Laboratories Building, Plainview, Mandaluyong City
Budget: P300 to P500 for two
If you’ve been dying to watch indie films or those old movies that have been pulled out of cinemas, you can get a chance to watch them again at Black Maria Cinema. This 30-seater microcinema is perfect for an intimate movie screening with your special someone. Sometimes, there are screenings beyond midnight, too. You might even get a chance to meet the makers of the films. They also serve ice-cold beer, and if you want real food, you can just dine in the nearby flamingo-themed cafe beside the place.
2. Bonifacio High Street Cinema 1
Location: 4/F Central Square, 35th Avenue cor. 30th Street, Bonifacio Global City
Budget: P500 to P1,000 for two
Looking for a level-up cinema? Bonifacio High Street Cinema got you covered! All of their cinemas are equipped with Dolby Atmos surround-sound system, so rest assured the movie experience will be definitely great. They also have those cozy recliner seats, with loveseat lazy boy couches in case you’d want to hold your partner’s hand (wink wink).
3. Cinemas ‘76 Anonas
Location: 3/F Anonas LRT City Center, Aurora Boulevard, Quezon City
Budget: P400 to P500 for two
Sometimes, when both you and your partner are busy hustling the Metro Manila life, finding time to bond or have a date is really difficult. Going out for a date for a whole date is out of the question, so why not enjoy a quick after-work movie date? Located in Anonas LRT City Center is the new Cinema ‘76 Anonas branch where you can watch your favorite indie films and those older films that have been pulled out of cinemas. The microcinema also features an intimate atmosphere, so the movie watching can be romantic too.
4. Cinema Centenario
Location: 95 Maginhawa Street, Diliman, Quezon City
Budget: P400 for two
Built for the 100th year of Philippine cinema, Cinema Centenario was a recently-opened microcinema that regularly screens quality-made Filipino films. The retro-classic themed cinema house can accommodate up to 65 viewers seated on their leather-upholstered wooden chairs. It’s perfect for students and film enthusiasts because they also show restored classics, documentaries, and short films, along with forums they organize as part of their advocacy. Plus, this cinema is just along the food strip of Maginhawa Street.
5. Newport Mall Ultra Cinema 1
Location: 4/F Newport Mall, Newport Boulevard, Newport, Pasay City
Budget: P1,000 to P1,120 for two
If you’re living in the southern part of the Metro why not step up your game and take your SO (or potential SO) in one of the most beautiful cinemas in the world? Newport Mall’s Ultra Cinema 1 was included in Architecture and Design’s list in 2015. They have semi-enclosed leather reclining seats that go all the way down when you adjust the armrest. USB ports are installed so you can charge your phones while watching. There’s a wide space in the middle of the seats for the food and drinks. Plus, the cinema has free-flowing popcorn and soda. And it doesn’t stop there! They also have a personal butler service one button away.
6. S Masion’s Director’s Club
Location: 2/F S Maison, Conrad Manila, Seaside Boulevard, Pasay City
Budget: P900 for two
The area of Mall of Asia in Pasay is always crowded by a lot of tourists, mall goers, couples, and families who wanted to shop and dine at the largest mall in Asia, especially on weekends. If you’re the type to want to keep your romantic night private and intimate, but at the same time a little luxurious, you may watch at S Maison’s Director’s Club. You may check out The Dessert Museum and have Insta-worthy pictures together, then watch your favorite films afterward.
Since S Maison is directly connected at Conrad Hotel, you can book a room to celebrate a special day like your anniversary. You can also stay at the hotel to pamper yourselves with a level-up relaxing staycation.
7. Santolan Town Plaza’s Power Plant Cinema
Location: 3/F Santolan Town Plaza, 276 Col. Bonny Serrano Avenue, San Juan City
Budget: P540 to P560 for two
This hidden cinema is a great place if you’re not into crowds, but not prefer microcinemas. Santolan Town Plaza’s Power Plant Cinema perfect for a compromise if one is from North and the other is from the South. Or better yet, if the date itinerary has dinner before or after the screening, you might as well go to Little Baguio.
8. SM Megamall IMAX Cinema
Location: 4/F Mega Fashion Hall, SM Megamall, Ortigas Center, Mandaluyong City
Budget: P900 for two
With the plethora of activities and stores you can explore at SM Megamall, there are countless things to do in this one mall. You can prepare a whole day itinerary of activities such as ice skating, bowling, archery, and even playing laser-tag. After all these activities, why not finish your date sitting and watching your day of choice at the mall’s IMAX Cinema? Step up the viewing experience with the great features of IMAX.
9. UP Town Center’s 4DX Cinema
Location: 3/F UP Town Center, Katipunan Avenue, Diliman, Quezon City
Budget: P900 for two
Feel as if the movie is happening in real life at UP Town Center’s 4DX Cinema. If you (and your SO) are fond of horror, thrillers, sci-fi, or action-packed movies, this cinema is a great option for a whole new film experience. The cinema also features comfortable reclining seats for the moviegoers. Be fully engaged in watching your movie of choice because there are vibrations and movements as the adventure gets intense onscreen. You don’t even have to go too far if you’re living in the northern part of the Metro.
10. Vertis North Cinema 2
Location: Lux Drive, Vertis North Complex, Barangay Bagong Pag-Asa, Quezon City
Budget: P900 for two
This unexplored cinema in Vertis North features the largest cinema screen in the Philippines. A-Giant screen brings movie screening to a whole new level with longer screens for a wider movie experience. It’s best to sit on the center upper box and middle rows of the cinema. You won’t even have to get the lazy boy chairs since the center of the cinema is already great.
Who would you like to take in a movie date night? Tag them in the comments!