We don’t know about you, but one of the things we missed most about pre-pandemic times was going to the cinema. (The indoor type, not the outdoor drive-in ones.) Finally, two years into the pandemic, we can once again step inside a movie theatre with our fave snacks in hand and enjoy the latest films on the big screen.
For film buffs and coffee addicts out there, production powerhouse TBA Studios has put your favourites together, all rolled into one space: Cinema ’76 Cafe. This al fresco coffee shop is located on the third floor of Anonas LRT City Center, Aurora Boulevard, Quezon City. If you haven’t checked this sweet hangout spot yet, we highly recommend dropping by for brunch before your movie screening!
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What to expect from Cinema ’76 Cafe
As its name suggests, this neighbourhood cafe is meant to be a cosy hideout for both film fanatics and coffee lovers. There, you can bask in the al fresco setting paired with the unique movie-themed decor. The walls showcase posters of popular TBA Studios film, while the plush “bench seating” is a nod to the signature couches at Cinema ’76 Film Society theatre in San Juan.
Of course, the Cinema ’76 Cafe menu is also something to look forward to. It boasts a yummy selection of desserts, pastries, and drinks. Must-try items include their Popcorn Frappe, Chocolate Chip Banana Loaf, and Mango Cake! Fun fact: The last one is inspired by an iconic scene from the 2018 blockbuster Goyo: Ang Batang Heneral.
While establishments like cafes and movie theatres are allowed to operate in full capacity, Cinema ’76 Cafe ensures its customers a safe lounging experience. They use an air sterilising and disinfecting machine all throughout the day. Additionally, their furniture, fixtures, and surfaces are also disinfected after every use.
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Treat yourself to limited edition latte art and K-pop inspired cocktails
DC Comics fans and K-pop stans, are you celebrating the release of The Batman or the upcoming BTS Permission to Dance on Stage concert this March? Treat yourself to Cinema ’76 Cafe’s latest concoctions: Batman themed latte art and BTS inspired Soju cocktails. Undoubtedly, these cute and cool beverages are sure to elevate your movie theatre experience!
Take your pick between the iconic Batman emblem or The Riddler’s calling card for your free latte art design. Simply present your ticket after the show and enjoy your warm drink while chilling out at the cafe’s open space. For movie ticket bookings and reservations, click here.
BTS’ Permission to Dance on Stage Seoul concert is also just around the corner. And what better way to get hyped up about Bangtan’s return to the Seoul stage than with unlimited BTS inspired mixed drinks? Choose between two Soju Yakult flavours: Borahae, a sweet purple drink with a hint of berries, and Young Forever, an upgraded version of the classic yoghurt drink.
You can enjoy these bottomless refreshments for ₱399 from 7 to 20 Mar 2022, 6.00pm till midnight. Be sure to catch them while you can with your fellow ARMYs!
Bringing the movie-themed cafe experience to your homes
Not feeling like going outside your house, but still curious to see what the hype is about? Good news: Cinema ’76 Cafe is available via FoodPanda and GrabFood. You can also order directly via their Facebook, Instagram pages, or through phone or Viber. Another alternative would be curbside pickup and takeout; just make sure to place your order in advance!
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Speaking of food and movies, you might also wanna check out this list of fun recipes inspired by our fave flicks! They’re perfect for munching while enjoying a film or two with friends and family. Otherwise, feel free to let us know what your go-to movie snacks are on our official Facebook page. Happy binge-watching, cinephiles!
All images credited to Cinema ’76 Cafe | Official Facebook Page