FIRST LOOK: Cinema ’76 Café offers movie-themed dining

Remember that microcinema called Cinema ’76 conveniently located in a building adjacent to LRT Anonas in Quezon City? It now has its own cafe aptly called Cinema 76 Café, which is set to have its soft launch this Friday, June 11.

Going to the movies is something Filipinos have surely missed a lot. While cinemas in the metro are still closed since the start of the pandemic, film production company TBA Studios took the courage to push its envelope and open a unique cafe that movie lovers and casual diners can equally enjoy.

The cozy interior

Cinema ’76 Café offers an al fresco dining spot which is perfect for coffee lovers and cinephiles. It has the vibe of an open-air neighborhood coffee shop that features one-of-a-kind movie-themed and -inspired decorations, with TBA movie posters hanging all around.

The dining area’s ‘bench seating’ is retained to give a visual reference to the signature couch seats of the two Cinema ’76 branches — the one in San Juan where it all started, and this new baby in Anonas that made wider reach and more title selections possible.

The delectable menu

Located on the second floor of the Anonas LRT City Center in Quezon City, Cinema ’76 Café is envisioned to be a haven for good coffee, pastries and desserts.

Apart from delicious hot and iced coffee beverages, the café offers a wide array of drinks including bottled Coffee Matcha, Salted Caramel Latte, and Popcorn Frappe.

It also highlights its delicious Mango Cake for dessert, which is a playful nod to the iconic mango scene from TBA Studios’ 2018 blockbuster hit ‘Goyo: Ang Batang Heneral,’ starring Paulo Avelino.

Safety is guaranteed

Aside from setting up the outdoor dining on its balcony, Cinema ‘76 Café guarantees customer safety while continuing to deliver quality food and great service.

Customers need to follow minimum health protocols such as stepping on a disinfectant mat, applying alcohol provided, and checking their temperatures before being allowed to enter the premises. They also need to fill out the contact tracing form either manually or via QR code.

The dining area is kept clean at all times. Tables and chairs, as well as other fixtures and surfaces, are regularly disinfected after each use. The venue also uses an air sterilizing and disinfecting machine round-the-clock. Food preparation and food handling are also ensured to undergo stringent safety measures.

Dining and payment options

The cafe accepts dine-in, takeout, and online delivery orders. It is in partnership with the online food delivery apps FoodPanda and GrabFood. Customers can also chat with Cinema ‘76 staff for orders via FacebookInstagramTwitter, or directly via phone or Viber at +639062362365.

Payment options for dine-in and take-out customers include cash, as well as BDO transfers, GCash, and Lyka Gems for cashless payment. Discounts for senior citizens and PWD’s may also be availed of. For curbside pickup, customers can message in advance for this kind of takeout order.

Cinema ’76 Café is officially open starting Friday, June 11, 2021. For its soft launch operations, the café will operate weekdays (Monday to Friday) from 1 pm to 7 pm.

Cinema ‘76 Cafe
2/F Anonas LRT City Center, Aurora Boulevard, Quezon City
Initial operating hours: Mondays – Fridays / 1 pm – 7 pm
Also available in GrabFood and FoodPanda 


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