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Grab the popcorn! These malls will allow you to enjoy food and drinks in their movie theaters

By SAAB LARIOSA Published Mar 17, 2022 7:49 pm Updated Mar 17, 2022 8:08 pm

Movie junkies can finally get a taste of normality in cinemas! 

In case you missed it, you are now allowed to bring snacks and dine inside movie theaters under Alert Level 1 until March 31.

Although health protocols such as wearing of face masks and physical distancing between seats are still in place, the lifting of the ban on food and drinks has definitely piqued cinephiles' interest. Cinema houses are also now allowed to operate at a 100% capacity.

Here's the running list of cinemas that will allow you to "movies and chill" with popcorn and soda just like in the post-pandemic era — almost.  

SM Cinemas

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SM Cinema has announced that their cinema houses will now allow food and drinks for moviegoers. Minors are also no longer required to present proof of vaccination under the Alert Level 1 guidelines.

Here are the participating SM branches under Alert Level 1:

  • SM Cinema Aura Premier
  • SM Cinema Bacolod
  • SM Cinema Bacoor
  • SM Cinema Baguio
  • SM Cinema Baliwag
  • SM Cinema BF Paranaque
  • SM Cinema Bicutan
  • SM Cinema Calamba
  • SM Cinema Clark
  • SM Cinema Dasmarinas
  • SM Cinema Fairview
  • SM Cinema Grand Central
  • SM Cinema Mall of Asia
  • SM Cinema Manila
  • SM Cinema Marilao
  • SM Cinema Megamall
  • SM Cinema North EDSA
  • SM Cinema Pampanga
  • SM Cinema Rosales
  • SM Cinema San Lazaro
  • SM Cinema Southmall
  • SM Cinema Sta. Mesa
  • SM Cinema Sucat
  • The Podium Director’s Club
  • S Maison Director’s Club
Ayala Cinemas

In an Instagram post, Ayala Malls has also joined other cinema houses in allowing snacks inside its theaters. The participating branches are as follow:

  • 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
  • TriNoma
  • U.P Town Center
Robinsons Cinemas

Participating movie theaters:

  • Robinsons Galleria Ortigas
  • Robinsons Magnolia
  • Robinsons Place Manila
  • Robinsons Place Malolos
  • Galleria South
  • Robinsons Place Pangasinan
  • Robinsons Place Ilocos
  • Robinsons Place Tuguegarao
Santolan Town Plaza

Along with Makati's Power Plant Mall, San Juan's Santolan Town Plaza has announced that moviegoers of all ages are now permitted to enjoy their favorite cinema snacks.

Like other cinemas, health and sanitation practices will still be in place, such as designated entry and exit points, disinfection, and guaranteed fresh air supply.


Here are Megaworld's open theaters that accept snacks and drinks for viewers:

Metro Manila

  • Eastwood Cinemas
  • Lucky Chinatown Cinemas
  • Newport Cinemas
  • Uptown Cinemas
  • Venice Cineplex in Metro Manila

Biñan City, Laguna

  • Southwoods Cinemas

Iloilo City

  • Festive Walk Cinemas