Best Destinations for Movie Buffs, Cinephiles, and Film Lovers

Best Cinephile Destinations in the Philippines

Are you a cinephile looking for a place to improve your viewing experience? We’ve got your back.

Cinephiles can now watch their favorite movies on the big screen again after a long wait due to the pandemic. However, mall cinemas may not satisfy the longing.

Worry not. We know just where you can get the best movie experience.

Best Cinephile Destinations

Sine Pop

Sine Pop
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The ideal place to watch top-notch Filipino films is inside this post-war home turned modern cinema. Sine Pop promotes Philippine cinema through viewing works by accomplished Filipino directors. Because of its elegant and frugal architecture, this location is also reserved for prenup photoshoots.

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Address: 14 St Mary, Quezon City, Metro Manila 

Cinematheque Centre Manila

Cinematheque Centre Manila

You read that correctly: this spa is a fantastic destination for cinephiles. Blue Water Day Spa combines a cinema experience with a spa experience. This spa, which is equipped with Dolby surround sound, guarantees film buffs a relaxing time watching top-notch Filipino and foreign films while sitting in a comfortable chair and receiving a foot massage.

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Address: 855 T.M. Kalaw Ave, Ermita Manila, Metro Manila

Cinema ‘76 Film Society

Cinema '76

This micro-cinema shows the most recent domestic and international films. This movie theater screens Filipino films every day of the year to aid with the stewardship of Philippine cinema. To satisfy moviegoers’ tastes, Cinema ’76 also screens foreign films, including mainstream, Hollywood, and independent foreign films.

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Address: 3rd Floor Anonas LRT City Center, Aurora Boulevard, Quezon City 

Blue Water Day Spa

BlueWater Day Spa
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Quite peculiar, isn’t it? Blue Water Day Spa combines cinema and spa experiences.

Equipped with Dolby surround sound, this spa guarantees Film buffs to have a relaxing time watching top-notch Filipino movies while sitting on a comfy chair and receiving a foot massage.

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Address: Eton Square Ortigas 425 Ortigas Avenue. San Juan, Metro Manila. Makati 

Cinema Centenario

Cinema Centenario
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Are you looking for historical documentaries and films? Cinema Centenario aims to bring together film fans of all levels, from novices to experts, by screening local and foreign films, restored films, documentaries, and rare titles. 

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Address: 95 Maginhawa Street, Diliman, Quezon City, 1101 Metro Manila

Alliance française de Manille

Looking for some classic French cinema? The Alliance rançaise de Manille, a foreign cultural institution in the Philippines, screens French films like Pierrot Le Fou by Jean-Luc Godard in their auditorium, which is mostly free of admission. 

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Address: 209 Nicanor Garcia, II, Makati, Metro Manila 

UP Film Institute’s Film Center Cine Adarna

Cine Adarna
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Hardcore film buffs can enjoy watching classics and critically acclaimed films while surrounded by film students or film experts at the pioneering institute for filmmaking training. Aside from Cine Adarna, UPFI also has an 80-seat videotheque. 

Address: M348+JRM, Osmeña Avenue, Diliman, Quezon City, 1101 Metro Manila

Cultural Center of the Philippines

Cultural Center of the Philippines
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The Cultural Center of the Philippines is yet another fantastic place for movie fans to visit. You can view top-notch local movies that CCP itself presents and produces. The leading arts and cultural institution makes exceptional movies available for viewing in its main theater, studio theater, and arthouse cinema, including movies from the Cinemalaya Philippine Independent Film Festival.

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Address: CCP Complex, Roxas Blvd, Pasay, 1300 Metro Manila 

Director’s Club Cinema

Directors Club Cinema
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Are you looking for a more luxurious cinematic experience? The Director’s Club Cinema invites cinephiles to join their elites, touting a 50-seat theater with comfortable recliner seats, exquisite food, and manservant service that provides excellent service to movie fans.

 Social: Facebook.
Address: SM BF, Dr.A Santos Cor President’s Ave, Parañaque, 1700 Metro Manila.

Paping’s Glampsite

Paping's Glampsite
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Looking for a more relaxed and comfortable movie experience? Film buffs with a fondness for camping will unquestionably enjoy this glampsite. Paping’s Glampsite has a variety of rooms with varying vibes, such as camper vans and outdoor cinemas, where you can watch your favorite movies.

Address: Sitio Putol Brgy, Magallanes, 4113 Cavite

Are you planning to watch your favorite movies in one of these cinephile hotspots?

Take a chance! These places will undoubtedly cure your pandemic movie experience burnout. Have fun viewing!

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