Philippines’ 1st Float-in Cinema offers safe, memorable viewing experience

Venice float-in Cinema
McKinley Hill Float in Cinema is the 1st and only float-in cinema in the country. Photos from Megaworld Cinemas FB.

The Philippines’ first-ever and only Venice themed float-in cinema is now open to offer a safe and memorable viewing experience.

The unique and never-seen-before tourist attraction in the country known as the ‘McKinley Hill Float-in Cinema’ is where moviegoers ride in the famous Venetian rowing boat “gondola” while watching blockbuster movies.

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The float-in cinema found at the Venice Grand Canal Mall of Taguig City in Metro Manila presents a way to recapture the thrill and joy of watching movies on the big screen in a safe way the closure of Philippine cinemas due to COVID-19 restrictions.

“Sparkles don’t last forever, but these memories sure do.✨🎆Celebrating LOVE in the face of this new normal with fireworks & a movie under the stars at the first and only float-in cinema in the Philippines. What’s not to love?🛶❤️” wrote Megaworld Cinemas in a Facebook post on December 13, 2020.

The float-in cinema opened to the public with the 2020 American romantic drama film “I Still Believe” amid the peace and serenity of the Venice-themed destination on December 5.

The innovative movie-going experience ensures public safety by sanitizing the gondolas regularly, imposing proper social distancing, and encouraging cashless payment transactions.

The float-in cinema is priced at PHP1,000 per gondola which accommodates two persons, inclusive snacks.

To guide you on how to book the float-in cinema, here are the things to follow:

  • Buy the tickets exclusively at megaworlds.com (tickets will not be sold at the venue)
  • Tickets are sold for PHP1,000 inclusive of a medium popcorn and bottled water
  • Health declaration, foot bath, temperature check, and hand sanitation are required
  • Always wear a mask except when eating
  • Only two persons per gondola
  • Use your own earphones o headphones (3.5mm standard audio jack)
  • Order refreshments through a contactless system
  • Ticket exchange or refund is not allowed unless screening is canceled

The intimate and romantic movie destination has already screened the 2015 Dutch romance comedy film ‘The Surprise,’ and will screen in the coming days the 2019 fantasy film ‘Abigail’ and 2019 romantic comedy film ‘The Long Shot.’

To book the float-in cinema tickets, click here.

SM City Pampanga also opened the country’s first drive-in movie theater by screening the South Korean film “Train 2 Busan: Peninsula” in July while SM Mall of Asia opened a drive-in cinema at its concert grounds.

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Alyssa Leyda-Aldemo was a contributor in the News Letter of her former agency and is currently a content writer on her church's website and social media platform. She is now a full-time housewife who wants to re-ignite her passion for writing.