Gateway Platinum Cinema (Cineplex 10): Is It Worth It?

January 28, 2013

  Gateway Platinum Cinema (Cineplex 10): Is It Worth It?

The Difference Between a Regular Cinema and Gateway Platinum Cinema

Ticket Price:

The regular cinema ticket price is P180-P200.

Gateway platinum cinema ticket price is P351, which includes a medium size plain popcorn and a 16 oz. drink.

Private Lounge

If you arrive early for the show, you can stay at this private lounge and read newspapers
The entrance of the cinema is the door at the left of this photo.

Popcorn and Drink included

When you enter the lounge, the usherette  will ask you  what drink you prefer and if you want flavored popcorn.  Medium size plain popcorn is included. But if you want flavored popcorn, you pay the usherette an additional 10 pesos

Your choice of drinks are regular Coke, Coke zero, Sprite, Iced tea or bottled mineral water.

Your medium size plain popcorn and 16 oz. drink is served when you take your seat.
The usher distributing popcorn and drinks after we took our seats


La-Z-Boy leather seats you can fully recline into a flat bed (well, almost). 

Seat Configuration: 5 rows, 8 seats per row, for a total of 40 seats 

Screen view from Row E, the best row
Screen view from my seat at Row C, Seat 7

Les Miserables

Anne Hathaway playing Fantine singing "I Dreamed a Dream"

Private Toilet


Yes, it is. 

A regular cinema ticket cost from 180-200 pesos. If you add 59 pesos for a medium size plain popcorn and 35 pesos for a 16 oz drink bought at the Snaxx counter (you can only bring in food and drinks bought from the Snaxx counter), your total cost will be around 294 pesos. 

Compare it with the 351 pesos price of a Gateway Platinum Cinema ticket. The difference is only around 57 pesos. In effect, you pay only an additional 57 pesos for the amenities I mentioned above. 

Of course, it will be a different matter if you don't buy popcorn and drinks when you go to the movies.


Check my post: How to Get the Best Seats    
Where to find Gateway Platinum Cinema

At Gateway Mall, Araneta Center, Cubao

At the 5th level of Gateway Mall
My tip: The nearest entrance to Gateway Platinum Cinema is through General Roxas Ave, side of Krispy Creme or Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf. Use the escalator or elevator to get to the fifth level. 

Gateway Platinum Cinema (Cineplex 10): How to get the best seats

Gateway Platinum Cinema (Cineplex 10): 
How to get the best seats 

Gateway Platinum Cinema is one of the Top Ten Best Cinemas in Metro Manila. It's a bit expensive compared to regular cinemas in Metro Manila so it's important to get the best seat in the house with the best viewing experience. These are my tips on how to get the best seats.

There are two ways to make reservations: 

1. Online at Ticketnet.

You get the email below after reserving online:

Dear Ma’am, Good day! Here are the details of your reservation: 
Les Miserables
Gateway Platinum Cinema
Screening Date & Time
JAN. 26 / 2:00 PM
Row/Seat Number
Number of Tickets
Booking Number
Amount (additional P10 per ticket is included for the handling charge)
PHP 2106.00
 1.      Please note your booking number.2.      You may claim your ticket/s at Counter 6 ,two (2) hours before the screening time.3.      Please mention your booking number to the Cinema’s Cashier.  Enjoy the movie!  Dimple CalicdanGateway Cineplex Customer Service Center911-5555

Advantage of booking online: You can make reservations even before the cinema ticketing counter opens at 10:00 AM.

1. The seats are chosen for you by the system.
2. You must be at the cinema ticketing counter, AT THE LATEST, two (2) hours before the screening time. Otherwise, your reservation will be cancelled.

2. By calling Ticketnet at 911-5555.

Advantage of calling Ticketnet: When you make a reservation through a Ticketnet's customer service agent, you can choose your seats.

1. You can make reservations only when the Ticketnet office opens at 10:00 AM.
2. You must be at the cinema ticketing counter, AT THE LATEST, two (2) hours before the screening time. Otherwise, your reservation will be cancelled.

What are the best cinema seats

The best cinema seats are in Row E, seats numbers 3-6
The next best seats are in Row D, 3-6

Row A is nearest the screen

How to get the best seats

1. Book online as early as early as you can. Why? The online booking system is open 24 hours unlike the Ticketnet call center, which opens only at 10:00 AM. You cannot book your ticket the day before the show so you need to wait until the Ticketnet site opens reservations for the current day's show. The Ticketnet online reservation opens earlier than the Ticketnet call center.

In my case, I booked my reservation online at 8:30 AM, and I got row C already. Apparently, 2 people were able to book earlier than I and they got the middle seats of row D and row E.

2. The online booking system assigns seats from the best to the worst. So if you're the first to book, the system will assign you row E. The system also considers row E the best seat.