Get ready for a jampacked June at Cinema ’76 and Cinema ‘76 Cafe

Get ready for a jampacked June at Cinema '76 and Cinema ‘76 Cafe

Everyone’s favorite micro-cinema and movie-themed cafe have a slew of exciting events coming your way this month. Mark your calendars and don’t miss out on these dates!

Pelikulaya - June 16 - June 17

Celebrate Pride Month at Cinema ’76 with Pelikulaya: LGBTIA+ Film Festival. Spearheaded by the Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP), Pelikulaya showcases short films from young student filmmakers as well as local and international movies that champions equality for the members of the LGBTQIA+ community and celebrate diversity.

Catch this year’s short film competition selection at Cinema ’76 from June 16 – 17 (“Mga Kuan” by Jermaine Tulbo, “Cut/Off” by Von Victor Viernes & Sean Russel Romero, “As If Nothing Happened” by JT Trinidad, “Kubli” by Jam Navalta, “This Is Not A Coming Out Story” by Mark Felix Ebreo, “We Were Never Really Strangers” by Patrick Pangan, “Second Gear” by Christian Angelo Cruz, “Kung Sa Diin Ang Suba Tarabuan (Down The River We Meet)” by Seth Andrew Blanca, “Baklaak (I’m Gay)” by Gabb Gantala, and “Nang Maglublob Ako sa Isang Mangkok ng Liwanag” by Kuki Zinampan).

Movie Quiz Night 3 - June 24

Cinema’76’s popular game event Movie Quiz Night is back after the success of the first two events. Film fans can once again have fun with friends while testing their film knowledge. This month’s Movie Quiz Night is even bigger and better as it joins Cinema ’76 Cafe in celebrating its first anniversary. And with the full support of Nova Wellness Store, participants can expect more prizes, exciting categories, and surprise guests!

Click here to register and save your spot!

Everything Everywhere All At Once - June 29

The movie event of the year is finally coming to the Philippines! The highly anticipated action-adventure Everything Everywhere All At Once, starring Michelle Yeoh opens in cinemas nationwide starting on June 29. This film is best seen on the big screen. Book your tickets at Cinema ’76 for the ultimate movie experience.

Be sure to also drop by Cinema ’76 Cafe after watching Everything Everywhere All At Once and order your favorite drink to enjoy their special edition Googly eye cups!

4 Treats for Singles and Couples at Cinema ‘76 Café Valentine Weekend

4 Treats for Singles and Couples at Cinema ‘76 Café Valentine Weekend

Movies, coffee, romance – and even self-love – make a good mix at Cinema ‘76 Café

Whether you’re single or coupled up, Cinema ‘76 Café in Anonas, Quezon City got you covered this Valentine’s Weekend. The movie-themed al fresco café annexed to a state-of-the-art microcinema is the perfect dining and dating spot this love month.

Singles Happy Hour

Single Awareness Day does not have to be all that gloomy. You and your friends can celebrate with unlimited cocktails on Friday, February 11 starting at 6 pm until midnight. For only Php 499, you can enjoy glasses of Tequila Sunrise, Zombie, Daiquiri, Screw Driver, and Amaretto Sour. Consume responsibly so you won’t end up having an “I’m drunk, I love you.” confession that you would regret.

Valentine’s Package

Keep your love stronger with Cinema ‘76 Café’s Couple’s Valentine’s Packages available on Feb. 12 – 13 from 5 pm until midnight. Both come with a charcuterie board of sumptuous snacks, Package A is partnered with two glasses of red wine while Package B includes two cocktail drinks, either Vodka Cranberry or Tequila Sunrise. Each cost Php 1,299. For continuous enjoyment, add Php 200 to upgrade to bottomless drinks.

Reserve your spot this Valentine Weekend by filling out the form here:

Package A: Charcuterie Board + 2 Glasses Red Wine | Php 1299

Package B: Charcuterie Board + 2 Glasses Cocktails (Choose from Vodka Cranberry or Tequila Sunrise) |Php 1299

Enjoy our Valentine Drink - Red Velvet Latte

February might as well be red velvet month.  For some alcohol-free Valentine’s treat, immerse in the romantic vibe with the café’s featured drink of the month, Red Velvet Latte for only Php 130.

Movie Dates at Cinema ‘76

Why stop at just dining when you can also enjoy a movie or two? Nothing beats old-fashioned movie dates during Hearts’ Day at Cinema ‘76 micro-cinema. You can watch Marry Me, a kilig story between a math teacher and a pop star played by Owen Wilson and Jennifer Lopez. Find out how love ties two people from different worlds.

If you’d rather solve a mystery together with your S.O., then take your deductive sweetheart to the screening of Murder on The Nile, which stars Gal Gadot, Kenneth Branagh, and Emma Mackey. Learn what happens when you try to steal your friend’s boyfriend in this thrilling detective story. Book tickets now at Cinema ‘76 via

Indeed, movies, coffee, romance – and even self-love – make a good mix at Cinema ‘76 Café.

Cinema ‘76 Film Society and Cinema ‘76 Cafe are located at Anonas LRT City Center, Aurora Blvd., Quezon City. For more updates, follow Cinema ‘76 Film Society and Cinema ‘76 Café.

Satisfy your cravings with Cinema ‘76 Café’s new hot meals and bar drinks

Satisfy your cravings with Cinema ‘76 Café’s new hot meals and bar drinks

Treat your taste buds to a variety of hot meals and bar drinks now offered at the movie-themed dining spot Cinema ‘76 Café. The expanded menu coincides with its new operating hours: from 11 am to 10 pm, Mondays to Thursdays, 11 am to 12 mn, Fridays to Sundays.

Now serving customers everyday of the week, the open-air café offers a wide selection of affordable yet filling rice meals such as Bacon & Cheese Sausage, Beef Caldereta, Beef Gyudon, Beef Stroganoff, Bistek Tagalog, Lechon Pares, Chicken Curry, Pork Humba, and Wagyu. 

If you’re looking for something to drink with a little bit of kick to it, then look no further!  Cinema ‘76 Café also now serves quality alcoholic drinks that range from beer, whiskey, rum, and tequila.  It even has a special treat for birthday celebrants who are dining at the café. Just present one valid ID with your date of birth and you get a free Tequila Birthday Shot! 

Being the neighborhood café, Cinema ‘76 Café extends a special 10% discount to tenants and employees of the Anonas LRT City Center

Don’t miss your chance to try out these new scrumptious dishes and refreshing drinks!  Whether you’re dining in or ordering for take out, Cinema ‘76 Café is definitely a quick and easy go-to spot for quality coffee, rice meals, or bar drinks that would surely fit your budget.

Cinema ‘76 Café is located on the second floor of Anonas LRT City Center in Quezon City.

Chat with Cinema ‘76 Café staff via Facebook or order directly via Viber at +63906 236 2365. You can also pre-order ahead via the Dingdong delivery service 

For more updates, follow Cinema ‘76 Cafe on Facebook and Instagram.

Cinema ‘76 Cafe

2/F Anonas LRT City Center, Aurora Boulevard, Quezon City

Operating hours: Mondays – Sundays / 11 am – 10 pm

+63906 236 2365

International Coffee Day: How the world enjoys coffee in unique ways

International Coffee Day: How the world enjoys coffee in unique ways

Today is International Coffee Day, the wonderful time when coffee lovers across the globe share their love of the caffeine beverage. Indeed, there are more ways to celebrate this day beyond a cup of 3-in-1 coffee. Let’s find how each corner of the world wakes up and starts its day with coffee.

Turkish Coffee in the Middle East

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If there is something ancient Turks, Persians, and Greeks could agree with, it’s the delight of drinking Turkish Coffee. A popular method of coffee preparation in the Middle East, Turkish Coffee is brewed in a pot called a “cezve”. Just below boiling, the finely ground coffee beans sink to the bottom of the cup while the liquid part is the portion to be consumed.

‘Suspended coffee’ in Italy

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Think of this as a version of bayanihan that started in Naples, Italy. “Suspended coffee” or café sospeso refers to the custom of paying double for a coffee for a stranger who could not afford to buy one. This pay-it-forward tradition that originated among the working class in Italy spilled into other parts of Europe, especially in Spain where people would order coffee in advance to be claimed by someone less unfortunate.

Dalgona coffee in Macau, China

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Who hasn’t heard of Dalgona coffee, which kept most of us sane during the first year of the lockdown? While it bears a Korean name, Dalgona coffee was invented by Macau café owner Leong Kam Hon, a former shipwright. The hand-beaten coffee is made by whisking sugar, instant coffee, and hot water together 400 times. In 2020, a South Korean host featured the drink on TV and opined that it reminded him of  “Dalgona” or honeycomb in English. The rest, as they say, is history.

Coffee Santhe in India

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Coffee Santhe is the most popular coffee festival in the subcontinent usually held at the beginning of the year. The event goes beyond brewing as it features paintings made from brewed coffee, clothes fitted with coffee-bean buttons, and other jewelry made from coffee’s raw materials. This is no surprise because coffee is the drink choice of most Indians – especially with its own coffee filter kaapi.  Meter coffee is also popular — a practice where coffee with milk is poured back and forth between tall cups. 

Kaffeost in Finland

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Whereas we dip pan de sal into our coffee, those in Finland find the same satisfaction with cheese curds. “Kaffeost” literally means “coffee and cheese”. It combines bitter coffee and a typical local cheese, the Leipäjuusto. Kaffeost is a popular combination in the Scandinavian peninsula that Finland shares with the neighboring country Sweden. No one really knows how it came about and how it became a welcome drink to share with new and returning friends.

Irish Coffee

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The country of origin of Irish Coffee is a giveaway. A drink invented after World War II, the Irish Coffee was concocted by chef Joe Sherridan who wanted to serve a new kind of drink to Americans traveling to Ireland. Originally called “Irish Coffey”, the delightful mixture contains coffee and whiskey.

Curious about Irish Coffee?  Try this delectable drink in its virgin, non-alcoholic variant at Cinema ‘76 Café!  Starting today, Oct. 1, 2021, Cinema ‘76 Café is now open Mondays – Sundays from 11  am to 10 pm. Cinema ‘76 Café is open for al fresco dine-in at the second floor of Anonas LRT City Center along Aurora Boulevard in Quezon City or order via Viber at +63906 236 2365. 

Love at the Coffee Shop: How to dine-in at a café Pinoy Romcom style

Love at the Coffee Shop: How to dine-in at a café Pinoy Romcom style

What are the chances that you would find love in a coffee shop? 

Coffee and romances pair well if the number of fan-favorite movies is any indication.  Whether it’s a place of work, blossoming romance, or a stopover in one’s soul-searching, the café is a perfect spot to gaze into someone’s eyes, albeit through acetate shields and over physically distanced tables.

Before you head out to your favorite café with your crush, why don’t you check out some of the most memorable and quirky café moments in popular Pinoy romcoms. Who knows, maybe you can get a kilig tip or two!

Write About Love (2019)                                                Director: Crisanto Aquino

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While the two protagonists first met during a pitch session, rookie screenplay writer (Miles Ocampo) and veteran scribe (Rocco Nacino) formally collaborate at a café.  While the two clashed on nearly every idea they had for the screenplay they were working on, it’s obvious that both writers are bonded by their passion for their craft and their love for coffee.  This gives us a glimpse of the couple’s potential to go beyond their work relationship as co-writers.

“Write About Love” won several awards at the 2019 Metro Manila Film Festival including Best Screenplay, Best Supporting Actor for Joem Bascon, and Best Supporting Actress for Yeng Constantino. Watch the movie now on Netflix.

Kung Paano Siya Nawala / How She Left Me (2018)  Director: Joel Ruiz

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Meet-cute at a café sounds like a perfect scenario for love.  In TV and film, a meet-cute refers to the scene where potential lovers meet for the first time under amusing circumstances.  But if you’re suffering from a medical condition of prosopagnosia or face blindness, a café meet-cute might be a bit complicated.  Lio (JM de Guzman) kissed a girl, Shana (Rhian Ramos) outside a bar.  He then meets her again in a coffee shop where Shana works as a barista.  But because he could not remember people’s faces, he was not aware he had met Shana before.

Produced by TBA Studios, “How She Left Me” is now streaming on Netflix.

That Thing Called Tadhana (2014)                                            Director: Antoinette Jadaone

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There’s something about the intimate space of a café and the warm scent of a fresh brew that makes it a great spot to share stories about your life with a friend, a significant other, or a stranger you met at the airport on a trip up north. Mace (Angelica Panganiban) literally and figuratively carried extra baggage with her, which his new companion Anthony (JM de Guzman) was willing to take care of.  Experiencing existential dread, the two went to a café in Session Road to discuss life’s unanswered questions. 

The screenplay placed third at the 2014 Don Carlos Palanca Memorial Awards for Literature. The movie also won major awards at the Gawad Urian and Cinema One Originals Film Festival. You can watch “That Thing Called Tadhana” on Netflix.

English Only Please (2014)                                            Director: Dan Villegas

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Was there a time you had to make EDSA traffic as an excuse for being late? Then you probably could relate to language tutor Tere (Jennilyn Mercado) whose tardiness did not impress his Fil-Am client Julian (Derek Ramsay). The café is their tutoring spot for Julian, proving that coffee shops can be a great spot for study dates too.

“English Only Please” is available for on-demand viewing via Google Play.

I’m Drunk, I Love You. (2017)                                        Director: JP Habac

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“Ate, pa-order naman ng kape, kailangan kong kabahan,” so said Carson (Maja Salvador), who finally met her rival Pathy (Jasmine Curtis-Smith) at a café in La Union.  Things may not be going smoothly for Carson and her mission to make her longtime crush Dio (Paulo Avelino) fall in love with her, but at least she has her gay best friend and some caffeine to keep her fueled. 

“I’m Drunk, I Love You.” is now streaming on Netflix and TBA Studios’ YouTube channel.

Looking for a coffee place for your real-life meet-cute? Visit Cinema ‘76 Café on the second floor of Anonas LRT City Center along Aurora Boulevard in Quezon City or order via Viber at +63906 236 2365.