Chasing Monday & SONA blues away at Gateway Cineplex 10

Got manic Monday blues? At the end of a long work day punctuated by intermittent rains, traffic jams, the buzz surrounding the President’s State of the Nation Address, the best way to soothe those frazzled nerves is to catch a movie at the Gateway Cineplex 10.

Members of the media and special guests got to chase post-SONA blues away and experience the top notch amenities of the Gateway Cineplex 10 firsthand, via a special advance screening of funnyman Sacha Baron Cohen’s (also known as ‘Borat’) latest flick, ‘The Dictator,’ on July 23 at the Gateway Cineplex Cinema 5.

‘The Dictator’ is a comedy film about Admiral General Aladeen (Baron Cohen), the autocratic leader of the fictional Republic of Wadiya. The belly laughs brought about by the movie blasted the Monday blues away.
The Gateway Cineplex 10, situated at Level 4 of Gateway Mall, is truly a state-of-the-art cinema complex with the latest amenities to ensure maximum convenience, comfort and viewing pleasure. Since Gateway Mall is ideally accessible via the LRT 2 and the MRT, it was easy to steer clear of the traffic from almost all corners of the metro.

The 2,300-seat complex consists of 10 screens ranging 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. Every auditorium has provisions for PWD spaces.

Although guests during the premiere were treated to cocktails at the cinema lobby, it was good to note that the Gateway Cineplex 10’s spacious central lobby is conveniently situated above the mall’s Food Express and adjacent to several fine-dining restaurants and provides a meeting point with the various coffee lounges for those who want a little chit-chat before seeing a film.

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.

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.

Monday night blues or post-SONA stress – unload all the pressure and experience movie going like no other at Gateway Cineplex 10!

JL Santiago Aquino

A millennial lifestyle blogger from Caloocan City who adores trying new things. ✨ Email: Follow @JayL_Aquino on Instagram, Twitter, TikTok & Facebook.

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