March 09, 2018

6 Unique Movie Houses in the Metro to Catch Intriguing Films

The best places to watch the best movies

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We Filipinos may not be known for our high-budget films or jaw-dropping special effects, but we do love a good story. Watching films is already a favorite pastime for many of us, and these days, the growing number of indie films that shake up our movie preferences gives us more reason to frequent the cinema.

But if you’re tired of the usual movie experience of walking on floors filled with popcorn kernels and dealing with disrespectful cinemagoers, you should know that there are other movie houses that can give you a different kind of cinematic experience. Read on and find a new theater hideout!


1. Cinema '76 Film Society

Address: 160 Luna Mencias St. Brgy. Addition Hills, San Juan



indie movie house in Manila

A comfy experience awaits at Cinema ’76.

Image: Cinema ’76 Film Society Facebook Page


Fans of indie films might already know of Cinema ’76 Film Society. It is not your typical cinema: it has seats made of comfy couches with throw pillows on them for a cozy viewing experience and it only allows 50 to 60 people to come in per screening.

The movie house is known to screen indie movies as well as other Philippine cinema classics that have not been shown in theaters for years. Its name is derived from the year 1976, which is considered as the last golden year of Philippine cinema.


2. UP Cine Adarna

Address: UPFI Film Center Magsaysay and Osmeña Avenues UP Diliman, Quezon City



indie movie house in Manila

It’s an oldie but goodie where you can watch thought-provoking films.

Image: Cine Adarna Facebook Page


University of the Philippines Film Institute’s Cine Adarna maybe one of the most dated cinema houses out there, but with its age comes reputation. The 800-seater theater is known to screen quality local and foreign films. What’s more, it’s censorship free! So expect no cuts and no alterations when you watch intriguing and controversial films here.

Aside from its screenings, the UP Film Institute also hosts various workshops for creatives with topics that range from photography to writing. The entrance fee depends on the film they’re screening so watch out for their schedule on their Facebook page.




3. Cinematheque Centre Manila

Address: 855 T.M. Kalaw St., Ermita, Manila



indie movie house in Manila

Watch and learn about Philippine film history at Cinematheque Centre Manila.

Image: Cinematheque Centre Manila Facebook Page


For some people, watching movies is more than just a pastime—it’s art appreciation. If you want to learn more about the art of filmmaking, make sure to visit Cinematheque Centre Manila in Ermita. A project by the Film Development Council of the Philippines, the center houses a 101-seater theater, a café, and a museum of film memorabilia featuring the works and personal items of artists like Lino Brocka and Gerardo de Leon.

Aside from airing local and foreign films with provocative themes, they also host workshops for aspiring actors and writers. Rates vary depending on the films, but make sure to visit their Facebook page because they sometimes screen films for free!


4. Blacksoup Cafe + Artspace

Address: Unit G, 154 Maginhawa Street, Diliman, Quezon City



indie movie house in Manila

Eat good food and watch free indie movies at Blacksoup Café + Artspace.

Image: Kirsten Lopez


Although it’s not a movie house per se, Blacksoup Café + Artspace in Maginhawa is a place for creatives that hosts poetry nights, improvisational performances, and film showings for free. The café also has a dynamic menu which gives customers an exciting surprise every visit.

Blacksoup Café + Artspace screen movies that range from local indie to foreign award-winning films that will truly pique your interest. The schedule of film showing varies so make sure to check their Facebook page from time to time.




5. Cultural Center of the Philippines Arthouse Cinema

Address: 4th Flr, CCP Building, Pedro Bukaneg, CCP Complex, Roxas Blvd. Pasay City



indie movie house in Manila

One of the dialogues at Arthouse Cinema

Image: Cultural Center of the Philippines Arthouse Cinema Facebook Page


If you’re itching to see a good movie and are willing to travel all the way to Pasay, Cultural Center of the Philippines’ Arthouse Cinema can be your new favorite spot. The cinema has a year-long free screening program that will surely fill you up with an interesting and exciting mix of movies from past to present.

Aside from films, CCP Arthouse Cinema is also known for hosting dialogues and workshops where they invite well-known personalities from the film industry. Always be on the lookout on their Facebook page for the schedule of films.


6. Cinema Centenario

Address: 95 Maginhawa St., Quezon City



indie movie house in Manila

Get a chance to interact with your favorite indie movie director at Cinema Centenario.

Image: Cinema Centenario Facebook Page


One of the newest micro cinemas in Manila, Cinema Centenario joins the list of establishments that are strong advocates of local films. They are also supporters of independent filmmakers who need a space to show their creation to the world.

Cinema Centenario’s theater can accommodate 65 people with seats made out of mahogany and constructed to resemble the old standalone cinemas in the Philippines from years past. They also air films even past midnight, which makes it perfect for night owls! Check their Facebook page for their weekly schedule of screening and workshops. The standard fee for film screenings is PhP200.


Whether you need an indie film fix or want to take a trip down memory lane with classic Filipino films, these unique movie houses can help you out. Let us know in the comments section which of these places you will check out first.

Patricia Marie Prado

Patricia came from the field of business and accounting but is now pursuing her dreams of being a writer. She is a self-confessed introvert and is passionate about reading, travelling, writing, movies, coffee and God. When she's not writing, she loves discovering new coffee shops/cafe and doing TV-series marathons.

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March 09, 2018

6 Unique Movie Houses in the Metro to Catch Intriguing Films

The best places to watch the best movies


indie movie house in Manila


We Filipinos may not be known for our high-budget films or jaw-dropping special effects, but we do love a good story. Watching films is already a favorite pastime for many of us, and these days, the growing number of indie films that shake up our movie preferences gives us more reason to frequent the cinema.

But if you’re tired of the usual movie experience of walking on floors filled with popcorn kernels and dealing with disrespectful cinemagoers, you should know that there are other movie houses that can give you a different kind of cinematic experience. Read on and find a new theater hideout!


1. Cinema '76 Film Society

Address: 160 Luna Mencias St. Brgy. Addition Hills, San Juan



indie movie house in Manila

A comfy experience awaits at Cinema ’76.

Image: Cinema ’76 Film Society Facebook Page


Fans of indie films might already know of Cinema ’76 Film Society. It is not your typical cinema: it has seats made of comfy couches with throw pillows on them for a cozy viewing experience and it only allows 50 to 60 people to come in per screening.

The movie house is known to screen indie movies as well as other Philippine cinema classics that have not been shown in theaters for years. Its name is derived from the year 1976, which is considered as the last golden year of Philippine cinema.


2. UP Cine Adarna

Address: UPFI Film Center Magsaysay and Osmeña Avenues UP Diliman, Quezon City



indie movie house in Manila

It’s an oldie but goodie where you can watch thought-provoking films.

Image: Cine Adarna Facebook Page


University of the Philippines Film Institute’s Cine Adarna maybe one of the most dated cinema houses out there, but with its age comes reputation. The 800-seater theater is known to screen quality local and foreign films. What’s more, it’s censorship free! So expect no cuts and no alterations when you watch intriguing and controversial films here.

Aside from its screenings, the UP Film Institute also hosts various workshops for creatives with topics that range from photography to writing. The entrance fee depends on the film they’re screening so watch out for their schedule on their Facebook page.




3. Cinematheque Centre Manila

Address: 855 T.M. Kalaw St., Ermita, Manila



indie movie house in Manila

Watch and learn about Philippine film history at Cinematheque Centre Manila.

Image: Cinematheque Centre Manila Facebook Page


For some people, watching movies is more than just a pastime—it’s art appreciation. If you want to learn more about the art of filmmaking, make sure to visit Cinematheque Centre Manila in Ermita. A project by the Film Development Council of the Philippines, the center houses a 101-seater theater, a café, and a museum of film memorabilia featuring the works and personal items of artists like Lino Brocka and Gerardo de Leon.

Aside from airing local and foreign films with provocative themes, they also host workshops for aspiring actors and writers. Rates vary depending on the films, but make sure to visit their Facebook page because they sometimes screen films for free!


4. Blacksoup Cafe + Artspace

Address: Unit G, 154 Maginhawa Street, Diliman, Quezon City



indie movie house in Manila

Eat good food and watch free indie movies at Blacksoup Café + Artspace.

Image: Kirsten Lopez


Although it’s not a movie house per se, Blacksoup Café + Artspace in Maginhawa is a place for creatives that hosts poetry nights, improvisational performances, and film showings for free. The café also has a dynamic menu which gives customers an exciting surprise every visit.

Blacksoup Café + Artspace screen movies that range from local indie to foreign award-winning films that will truly pique your interest. The schedule of film showing varies so make sure to check their Facebook page from time to time.




5. Cultural Center of the Philippines Arthouse Cinema

Address: 4th Flr, CCP Building, Pedro Bukaneg, CCP Complex, Roxas Blvd. Pasay City



indie movie house in Manila

One of the dialogues at Arthouse Cinema

Image: Cultural Center of the Philippines Arthouse Cinema Facebook Page


If you’re itching to see a good movie and are willing to travel all the way to Pasay, Cultural Center of the Philippines’ Arthouse Cinema can be your new favorite spot. The cinema has a year-long free screening program that will surely fill you up with an interesting and exciting mix of movies from past to present.

Aside from films, CCP Arthouse Cinema is also known for hosting dialogues and workshops where they invite well-known personalities from the film industry. Always be on the lookout on their Facebook page for the schedule of films.


6. Cinema Centenario

Address: 95 Maginhawa St., Quezon City



indie movie house in Manila

Get a chance to interact with your favorite indie movie director at Cinema Centenario.

Image: Cinema Centenario Facebook Page


One of the newest micro cinemas in Manila, Cinema Centenario joins the list of establishments that are strong advocates of local films. They are also supporters of independent filmmakers who need a space to show their creation to the world.

Cinema Centenario’s theater can accommodate 65 people with seats made out of mahogany and constructed to resemble the old standalone cinemas in the Philippines from years past. They also air films even past midnight, which makes it perfect for night owls! Check their Facebook page for their weekly schedule of screening and workshops. The standard fee for film screenings is PhP200.


Whether you need an indie film fix or want to take a trip down memory lane with classic Filipino films, these unique movie houses can help you out. Let us know in the comments section which of these places you will check out first.

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Patricia Marie Prado

Patricia came from the field of business and accounting but is now pursuing her dreams of being a writer. She is a self-confessed introvert and is passionate about reading, travelling, writing, movies, coffee and God. When she's not writing, she loves discovering new coffee shops/cafe and doing TV-series marathons.

Disclaimer: All articles in the Consumers Magazine of ShoppersGuide.com.ph (SG) are for general information and entertainment purposes only. Although careful research has been made in writing them, SG does not make any warranty about the completeness and accuracy of all information presented in our articles. Our content is not intended to be used in place of legal, medical, or any professional advice.

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March 09, 2018

6 Unique Movie Houses in the Metro to Catch Intriguing Films

The best places to watch the best movies

SHARE this ARTICLE
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indie movie house in Manila


We Filipinos may not be known for our high-budget films or jaw-dropping special effects, but we do love a good story. Watching films is already a favorite pastime for many of us, and these days, the growing number of indie films that shake up our movie preferences gives us more reason to frequent the cinema.

But if you’re tired of the usual movie experience of walking on floors filled with popcorn kernels and dealing with disrespectful cinemagoers, you should know that there are other movie houses that can give you a different kind of cinematic experience. Read on and find a new theater hideout!


1. Cinema '76 Film Society

Address: 160 Luna Mencias St. Brgy. Addition Hills, San Juan



indie movie house in Manila

A comfy experience awaits at Cinema ’76.

Image: Cinema ’76 Film Society Facebook Page


Fans of indie films might already know of Cinema ’76 Film Society. It is not your typical cinema: it has seats made of comfy couches with throw pillows on them for a cozy viewing experience and it only allows 50 to 60 people to come in per screening.

The movie house is known to screen indie movies as well as other Philippine cinema classics that have not been shown in theaters for years. Its name is derived from the year 1976, which is considered as the last golden year of Philippine cinema.


2. UP Cine Adarna

Address: UPFI Film Center Magsaysay and Osmeña Avenues UP Diliman, Quezon City



indie movie house in Manila

It’s an oldie but goodie where you can watch thought-provoking films.

Image: Cine Adarna Facebook Page


University of the Philippines Film Institute’s Cine Adarna maybe one of the most dated cinema houses out there, but with its age comes reputation. The 800-seater theater is known to screen quality local and foreign films. What’s more, it’s censorship free! So expect no cuts and no alterations when you watch intriguing and controversial films here.

Aside from its screenings, the UP Film Institute also hosts various workshops for creatives with topics that range from photography to writing. The entrance fee depends on the film they’re screening so watch out for their schedule on their Facebook page.




3. Cinematheque Centre Manila

Address: 855 T.M. Kalaw St., Ermita, Manila



indie movie house in Manila

Watch and learn about Philippine film history at Cinematheque Centre Manila.

Image: Cinematheque Centre Manila Facebook Page


For some people, watching movies is more than just a pastime—it’s art appreciation. If you want to learn more about the art of filmmaking, make sure to visit Cinematheque Centre Manila in Ermita. A project by the Film Development Council of the Philippines, the center houses a 101-seater theater, a café, and a museum of film memorabilia featuring the works and personal items of artists like Lino Brocka and Gerardo de Leon.

Aside from airing local and foreign films with provocative themes, they also host workshops for aspiring actors and writers. Rates vary depending on the films, but make sure to visit their Facebook page because they sometimes screen films for free!


4. Blacksoup Cafe + Artspace

Address: Unit G, 154 Maginhawa Street, Diliman, Quezon City



indie movie house in Manila

Eat good food and watch free indie movies at Blacksoup Café + Artspace.

Image: Kirsten Lopez


Although it’s not a movie house per se, Blacksoup Café + Artspace in Maginhawa is a place for creatives that hosts poetry nights, improvisational performances, and film showings for free. The café also has a dynamic menu which gives customers an exciting surprise every visit.

Blacksoup Café + Artspace screen movies that range from local indie to foreign award-winning films that will truly pique your interest. The schedule of film showing varies so make sure to check their Facebook page from time to time.




5. Cultural Center of the Philippines Arthouse Cinema

Address: 4th Flr, CCP Building, Pedro Bukaneg, CCP Complex, Roxas Blvd. Pasay City



indie movie house in Manila

One of the dialogues at Arthouse Cinema

Image: Cultural Center of the Philippines Arthouse Cinema Facebook Page


If you’re itching to see a good movie and are willing to travel all the way to Pasay, Cultural Center of the Philippines’ Arthouse Cinema can be your new favorite spot. The cinema has a year-long free screening program that will surely fill you up with an interesting and exciting mix of movies from past to present.

Aside from films, CCP Arthouse Cinema is also known for hosting dialogues and workshops where they invite well-known personalities from the film industry. Always be on the lookout on their Facebook page for the schedule of films.


6. Cinema Centenario

Address: 95 Maginhawa St., Quezon City



indie movie house in Manila

Get a chance to interact with your favorite indie movie director at Cinema Centenario.

Image: Cinema Centenario Facebook Page


One of the newest micro cinemas in Manila, Cinema Centenario joins the list of establishments that are strong advocates of local films. They are also supporters of independent filmmakers who need a space to show their creation to the world.

Cinema Centenario’s theater can accommodate 65 people with seats made out of mahogany and constructed to resemble the old standalone cinemas in the Philippines from years past. They also air films even past midnight, which makes it perfect for night owls! Check their Facebook page for their weekly schedule of screening and workshops. The standard fee for film screenings is PhP200.


Whether you need an indie film fix or want to take a trip down memory lane with classic Filipino films, these unique movie houses can help you out. Let us know in the comments section which of these places you will check out first.

Patricia Marie Prado

Patricia came from the field of business and accounting but is now pursuing her dreams of being a writer. She is a self-confessed introvert and is passionate about reading, travelling, writing, movies, coffee and God. When she's not writing, she loves discovering new coffee shops/cafe and doing TV-series marathons.

Disclaimer: All articles in the Consumers Magazine of ShoppersGuide.com.ph (SG) are for general information and entertainment purposes only. Although careful research has been made in writing them, SG does not make any warranty about the completeness and accuracy of all information presented in our articles. Our content is not intended to be used in place of legal, medical, or any professional advice.

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March 09, 2018

6 Unique Movie Houses in the Metro to Catch Intriguing Films

The best places to watch the best movies


indie movie house in Manila


We Filipinos may not be known for our high-budget films or jaw-dropping special effects, but we do love a good story. Watching films is already a favorite pastime for many of us, and these days, the growing number of indie films that shake up our movie preferences gives us more reason to frequent the cinema.

But if you’re tired of the usual movie experience of walking on floors filled with popcorn kernels and dealing with disrespectful cinemagoers, you should know that there are other movie houses that can give you a different kind of cinematic experience. Read on and find a new theater hideout!


1. Cinema '76 Film Society

Address: 160 Luna Mencias St. Brgy. Addition Hills, San Juan



indie movie house in Manila

A comfy experience awaits at Cinema ’76.

Image: Cinema ’76 Film Society Facebook Page


Fans of indie films might already know of Cinema ’76 Film Society. It is not your typical cinema: it has seats made of comfy couches with throw pillows on them for a cozy viewing experience and it only allows 50 to 60 people to come in per screening.

The movie house is known to screen indie movies as well as other Philippine cinema classics that have not been shown in theaters for years. Its name is derived from the year 1976, which is considered as the last golden year of Philippine cinema.


2. UP Cine Adarna

Address: UPFI Film Center Magsaysay and Osmeña Avenues UP Diliman, Quezon City



indie movie house in Manila

It’s an oldie but goodie where you can watch thought-provoking films.

Image: Cine Adarna Facebook Page


University of the Philippines Film Institute’s Cine Adarna maybe one of the most dated cinema houses out there, but with its age comes reputation. The 800-seater theater is known to screen quality local and foreign films. What’s more, it’s censorship free! So expect no cuts and no alterations when you watch intriguing and controversial films here.

Aside from its screenings, the UP Film Institute also hosts various workshops for creatives with topics that range from photography to writing. The entrance fee depends on the film they’re screening so watch out for their schedule on their Facebook page.




3. Cinematheque Centre Manila

Address: 855 T.M. Kalaw St., Ermita, Manila



indie movie house in Manila

Watch and learn about Philippine film history at Cinematheque Centre Manila.

Image: Cinematheque Centre Manila Facebook Page


For some people, watching movies is more than just a pastime—it’s art appreciation. If you want to learn more about the art of filmmaking, make sure to visit Cinematheque Centre Manila in Ermita. A project by the Film Development Council of the Philippines, the center houses a 101-seater theater, a café, and a museum of film memorabilia featuring the works and personal items of artists like Lino Brocka and Gerardo de Leon.

Aside from airing local and foreign films with provocative themes, they also host workshops for aspiring actors and writers. Rates vary depending on the films, but make sure to visit their Facebook page because they sometimes screen films for free!


4. Blacksoup Cafe + Artspace

Address: Unit G, 154 Maginhawa Street, Diliman, Quezon City



indie movie house in Manila

Eat good food and watch free indie movies at Blacksoup Café + Artspace.

Image: Kirsten Lopez


Although it’s not a movie house per se, Blacksoup Café + Artspace in Maginhawa is a place for creatives that hosts poetry nights, improvisational performances, and film showings for free. The café also has a dynamic menu which gives customers an exciting surprise every visit.

Blacksoup Café + Artspace screen movies that range from local indie to foreign award-winning films that will truly pique your interest. The schedule of film showing varies so make sure to check their Facebook page from time to time.




5. Cultural Center of the Philippines Arthouse Cinema

Address: 4th Flr, CCP Building, Pedro Bukaneg, CCP Complex, Roxas Blvd. Pasay City



indie movie house in Manila

One of the dialogues at Arthouse Cinema

Image: Cultural Center of the Philippines Arthouse Cinema Facebook Page


If you’re itching to see a good movie and are willing to travel all the way to Pasay, Cultural Center of the Philippines’ Arthouse Cinema can be your new favorite spot. The cinema has a year-long free screening program that will surely fill you up with an interesting and exciting mix of movies from past to present.

Aside from films, CCP Arthouse Cinema is also known for hosting dialogues and workshops where they invite well-known personalities from the film industry. Always be on the lookout on their Facebook page for the schedule of films.


6. Cinema Centenario

Address: 95 Maginhawa St., Quezon City



indie movie house in Manila

Get a chance to interact with your favorite indie movie director at Cinema Centenario.

Image: Cinema Centenario Facebook Page


One of the newest micro cinemas in Manila, Cinema Centenario joins the list of establishments that are strong advocates of local films. They are also supporters of independent filmmakers who need a space to show their creation to the world.

Cinema Centenario’s theater can accommodate 65 people with seats made out of mahogany and constructed to resemble the old standalone cinemas in the Philippines from years past. They also air films even past midnight, which makes it perfect for night owls! Check their Facebook page for their weekly schedule of screening and workshops. The standard fee for film screenings is PhP200.


Whether you need an indie film fix or want to take a trip down memory lane with classic Filipino films, these unique movie houses can help you out. Let us know in the comments section which of these places you will check out first.

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Patricia Marie Prado

Patricia came from the field of business and accounting but is now pursuing her dreams of being a writer. She is a self-confessed introvert and is passionate about reading, travelling, writing, movies, coffee and God. When she's not writing, she loves discovering new coffee shops/cafe and doing TV-series marathons.

Disclaimer: All articles in the Consumers Magazine of ShoppersGuide.com.ph (SG) are for general information and entertainment purposes only. Although careful research has been made in writing them, SG does not make any warranty about the completeness and accuracy of all information presented in our articles. Our content is not intended to be used in place of legal, medical, or any professional advice.

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