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
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NEWEST BES CINEMA IN TOWN ALERT ❗ ❗ ❗ Presenting our new tambayan sa Metro, CINEMA '76 ANONAS! Experience a better way to watch your favorite movies at Anonas LRT City Center (near LRT-2 Anonas Station) in Quezon City! Mas cozy, mas comfy at syempre, mas sweet. ❤ Higit sa lahat, mas masaya kapag kasama manood ang pamilya, barkada, lalo na si crush! For screening schedule, like and follow us at social media. For block screenings and theater rentals, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 277-1216. Magkita-kita tayo, mga bes!
UP Film Institute’s Videotheque
2/F Cine Adarna Building, Magsaysay and Osmena Avenue, University of the Philippines-Diliman, Quezon City
95 Maginhawa Street, Teachers Village, Quezon City
Black Maria Cinema
779 San Rafael Street, SQ Film Laboratories Building, Mandaluyong City
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Due to public demand, we have added 3 additional screening dates for @lovingvincentmovie at @blackmariacinema. More chances to watch one of the most anticipated film this year! November 2, Thu: 4pm, 6pm, 8pm, 10pm November 3, Fri: 4pm, 6pm, 8pm, 10pm November 4, Sat: 2pm, 4pm, 6pm, 8pm, 10pm November 5, Sun: 2pm, 4pm, 6pm, 8pm, 10pm November 6, Mon: 4pm, 6pm, 8pm, 10pm November 7, Tue: 4pm, 6pm, 8pm, 10pm November 8, Wed: 4pm, 6pm, 8pm, 10pm Ticket Price: P230 Tickets are purchased at the cinema reception. #blackmariacinema #lovingvincent . ?: @doray_wayfinder
Alliance Francaise de Manille
209 Nicanor Garcia Street, Bel-Air II, Makati City
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
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