7 Micro-Cinemas You Can Visit in Metro Manila

Watching movies are usually done as a social event–well, that was the traditional way before we started watching movies on our laptops or phones. At least now, we’ve got a choice between either sitting along with literal crowds altogether cheering for the film, or sitting all alone at home with the small screen of the laptop or phone or TV lights up our faces. But if you’re looking for a movie house that can house just the right amount of people (20-50 heads), a micro-cinema is the spot for you.

Micro-cinemas have already become quite the trend for cinephiles, especially with the growing fanbases of indie films. These micro-cinemas can be enjoyed for film festivals, screenings of hard-to-find art films, independent films, and workshops. Here are 7 micro-cinemas you can visit in Metro Manila: (This list is not in order!)

Cinema ’76 Film Society

160 Luna Mencias Street, Addition Hills, San Juan City

UP Film Institute’s Videotheque

2/F Cine Adarna Building, Magsaysay and Osmena Avenue, University of the Philippines-Diliman, Quezon City

Photo courtesy of UP Film Institute

Cinema Centenario

95 Maginhawa Street, Teachers Village, Quezon City

Black Maria Cinema

779 San Rafael Street, SQ Film Laboratories Building, Mandaluyong City

Alliance Francaise de Manille

209 Nicanor Garcia Street, Bel-Air II, Makati City

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Cinematheque Centre Manila

855 T.M. Kalaw Street, Ermita, Manila

CCP Arthouse Cinema

Tanghalang Manuel Conde (CCP Dream Theater), Roxas Boulevard corner Pablo Ocampo Sr. Street, CCP Complex, Pasay City

Photo courtesy of CCP

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