The pandemic has led to many changes in the way we conduct our lives, one of them is taking most of our affairs outside—if possible—or at least in a venue that affords ample space.
Dining al fresco is now preferred and outdoor cinemas are finally a thing.
Now, we’ve heard about drive-in cinemas and movies under the stars, but have you heard about watching films over water?
Megaworld Cinemas is taking the outdoor movie viewing experience to the next level with the opening of the country’s first and currently only float-in cinema at its dreamy Venice Grand Canal Mall in McKinley Hill, Taguig.
In addition to watching movies on the big screen, specifically 12×7 meters, mounted on the mall’s Ponte Rialto bridge—its most pictured and picturesque spot—moviegoers also get to the enjoy the film safely aboard Venetian gondolas starting Dec. 11.
For a truly intimate and at the same time physically distanced activity, only two patrons per gondola (ticket is P500 per head inclusive of snacks, bottled water, and personal kits) will be accommodated, with a maximum of 10 guests per screening, which is scheduled at 6:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. every day.
Go to www.megaworldcinemas.com to buy tickets or check the cinema schedule. No tickets will be sold at the venue, while guests are advised to arrive 15 minutes prior to screening time.
The movie’s audio will be broadcasted via a specific radio frequency available only to moviegoers aboard the gondola. Guests can connect their personal earphones with a standard 3.55mm jack to their gondola to be able to hear the audio. Guests are encouraged to bring their own earphones or they can buy one from the Mumuso booth near the venue.
Movie snacks can be ordered from partner restaurants via the QR codes posted inside the gondola.
“With this first-of-its-kind cinema, we hope to bring happiness and uplift the spirits of our valued guests by bringing them superb entertainment and movie experience,” says Graham Coates, first vice president and head of Megaworld Lifestyle Malls.
Coates adds, “We also look forward to doing our share and helping those working in the film industry by offering a venue for movie screenings that is both safe and compliant with existing safety regulations.”