If there's a will, there's No Way Home.
With a few days left until the theatrical release of Spider-Man: No Way Home in the Philippines, fans are already on the edge of their seats awaiting Jan. 8.
But whether you've already bought tickets or are willing to try your luck on same-day showings, the implementation of Alert Level 3 could seriously dampen the movie-watching experience with less seating capacity.
Here are a few protocols to remember:
- Only fully vaccinated adults are permitted (with presented authentic vaccination cards)
- 30% capacity is allowed (+10% if establishments are granted a Safety Seal Certification)
- No eating inside the cinema
- Ticket-purchasing will be contactless
- Seating must be socially-distanced
But if you have the means and enough fully-vaccinated companion, why not opt for a private/block screening of the highly anticipated film? As opposed to the usual movie-going experience, block screenings can provide a sense of safety as you'll be renting out an entire cinema in full capacity. Meaning, you can have the full cinematic experience while physically distancing to your heart's content.
Here's a running list of cinemas offering block screenings for Spider-Man: No Way Home.
SM Cinemas is offering its premium Director's Club Cinema for exclusive private screenings. Their prices will depend on the day and peak times, with peak rates starting after 5:00 PM.
Peak rates - P13,500 for 30 pax
Off-peak rates - P10,800 for 24 Pax
SM Aura Premier in Taguig is also offering their smaller Director's Club Cinema for a lower price.
SM Aura rates - P9,450 for 21 pax; P11,700 for 26 pax
You can book your private screenings here. Make sure to reserve the cinemas at least five days in advance in the participating branches:
- SM Aura Premier (Maximum pax of 26)
- SM Megamall
- SM North EDSA
- SM Mall of Asia
- SM Grand Central
- SM Fairview
- SM BF Paranaque
- SM Southmall
- The Podium
All Ayala Malls Cinemas will be open for private screenings of No Way Home except for their Abreeza and Greenbelt 1 branches.
Reservation can be made at their ticket booth centers for P10,000+ for a maximum of 25 pax depending on the mall:
- Alabang Town Center
- Ayala Malls Circuit
- Ayala Malls Cloverleaf
- Ayala Malls Feliz
- Ayala Malls Manila Bay
- Ayala Malls The 30th
- Ayala Malls Vertis North
- Bonifacio High Street
- Fairview Terraces
- Glorietta 4
- Greenbelt 3
- Market! Market!
- South Park Cinema
- U.P Town Center
Robinsons Malls are also offering their cinemas for block screenings with rates depending on seat capacity x ticket admission price per mall. Schedules are also subject to availability so better to inquire as soon as you can.
- Robinsons Place Antipolo
- Robinsons Galleria Ortigas
- Robinsons Galleria South
- Robinsons Ilocos
- Robinsons Magnolia
- Robinsons Place Malls
- Robinsons Place Manila
- Robinsons North Tacloban
- Robinsons Place Pangasinan
Santolan Town Plaza
Santolan Town Plaza in San Juan City is also accepting private screening for a promo of P9,600 for 30 pax.
Interested moviegoers can send in their preferred date and time or inquire about the availability of other Rockwell malls at [email protected].
The independent cinema house's remaining branch in Anonas is also open for block screenings of No Way Home at a minimum price of P13,440 for 48 pax. Their available screening schedules are as follows:
- Jan. 8, 2022 - 10:20PM -1AM
- Jan. 10, 2022 - 2:50PM - 5:30PM
- Jan. 11, 2002 - 1:20PM - 4 PM, 4:20PM - 7PM, and 7:20PM - 10PM
- Jan. 12, 2022 - 1:20PM - 4PM and 4:20PM - 7PM
- Jan. 13, 2022 - 1:20PM - 4PM and 4:20-7:00pm
Interested patrons may contact Cinema 76's Facebook page for further details.