I was invited last Monday (July 23) for the premiere of Sacha Baron Cohen’s “THE DICTATOR” at the The Gateway Cineplex 10 which is situated at the Level 4 of Gateway Mall. It was a ‘Laugh Out Loud’ movie with scenes that will put some big smiles on your face even after the movie is through. Check out my review here: http://raindeocampo.wordpress.com/2012/07/31/rainchecks-sacha-baron-cohens-the-dictator/
Anyway, aside from the movie premiere the invitation was also a way for Araneta Center to showcase the awesome features of the GATEWAY CINEPLEX 10 as a state-of-the-art cinema complex with the latest amenities to ensure maximum convenience, comfort and viewing pleasure.
The Cineplex has a total of 2,300 seats and 10 screens that ranges in size, from the intimate luxury of the exclusive Platinum Cinema with 40 deluxe reclining La-Z-Boy chairs, to the massive 524 seat impact theatre with a curved screen more than 60 feet wide, making it Manila’s largest.
The spacious central lobby is conveniently situated above the mall’s Food Express and adjacent to several fine-dining restaurants. A special feature of the vast lobby is the exclusive “Times Square” mural, created by theatrical designer Fritz Ynfante and his team.
The central box office, with up to six selling stations, features the Vista computerized ticketing system, a first in the Philippines. The Vista system provides fast ticket service, with specific seats being allocated at all busy performances, all with the touch of a screen, or a click of a button.
A large SNAXX counter offers the usual cinema favorites of soda, popcorn, hotdogs and nachos as well as candy, ice cream and other temptations. There’s also a Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf stand for those craving for a quick caffeine fix.
The Gateway Cineplex 10 is the first cinema in Manila to use the Boral cinema acoustical wall system to ensure total sound realism. Built-in JBL surround speakers driven by powerful QSC amplifiers are incorporated with the very latest Dolby Digital EX theatrical sound system so you can almost feel the emotion, drama and suspense of every anticipated film title.
US-brand Simplex projectors provide crisp and clear pictures to make moviegoers feel like they’re right in the middle of every epic moment onscreen.
Stadium-style stepped seating ensures an unobstructed view of the floor-to-ceiling wall-to-wall screens from every seat. The comfort designed chairs and armrest are all standard amenities. Ample leg room guarantees room to stretch and allow other patrons to pass with the least inconvenience.
Another unique feature is the one-of-a-kind Platinum Cinema, with a private access and lounge area. With forty La-Z-Boy reclining leather chairs, this is every movie buff’s dream come true. Included in the admission fee is bottomless drink and popcorn, and for those who want to live a little, an exclusive menu offers a selection of beers and wines plus delicious snacks which can be enjoyed in the exclusive lounge or in the comfort of the theatre itself. The Platinum Cinema is also available for private screenings and other presentations.