Filipino moviegoers have surely missed going to the cinemas. While that experience is irreplaceable, TBA Studios offers an alternative option that will surely bring fond memories to local cinephiles as it launches Cinema ’76 Café on June 11.
Cinema ’76 Café is an al fresco dining spot located on the second floor of the Anonas LRT City Center in Quezon City. Envisioned to be a haven for film and coffee lovers alike, the open-air neighborhood coffee shop has a unique movie-themed inspired décor. Some visual references include posters from TBA Studios’ well-loved films and a very comfortable ‘bench seating’ reminiscent of Cinema ’76 Film Society’s signature couch seats.
Aside from delicious hot and iced coffee beverages, the café offers a wide array of drinks—bottled Coffee Matcha, Salted Caramel Latte, and Popcorn Frappe are just some of the ones guaranteed to be instant favorites. For pastries and desserts, Cinema ‘76 Café recommends its delectable Mango Cake. This tasty treat is said to be a playful nod to the iconic mango scene from TBA Studios’ 2018 blockbuster “Goyo: Ang Batang Heneral.”
The cafe accepts dine-in customers, takeouts, and online deliveries.
Apart from the safe outdoor dining set up on its balcony, Cinema ‘76 Café also ensures the safety of its customers while continuing to deliver quality food and service. Before entering, customers need to step on a disinfectant mat, apply alcohol provided, and have their temperatures checked. They also have to fill up the contact tracing form either manually or via QR code.
Tables and chairs, and other fixtures and surfaces are disinfected after every use. Cinema ‘76 Café also uses an air sterilizing and disinfecting machine round-the-clock. Stringent safety protocols are also in place for food preparation and handling.
Online delivery and payment
Cinema ‘76 Café also offers faster and more convenient ways for customers to order safely from their homes. Cinema ‘76 Café has partnered with online food delivery apps FoodPanda and GrabFood. For those looking for some personal touch, you can chat with Cinema ‘76 staff via Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, or order directly via phone or Viber at +63906 236 2365.
Dine-in and take-out customers can choose from multiple payment options. Cinema ‘76 Café accepts cash as well as BDO transfers, GCash, and Lyka Gems for cashless payment. Senior Citizens and PWDs can also avail of their regular discounts.
Cinema ’76 Café is also offering curbside pickup for take-out orders. Customers can simply call or message in advance to avail of this service.
Cinema ’76 Café is officially open starting Friday, June 11, 2021. For its soft launch operations, the café will operate daily except weekends from 1 pm to 7 pm.