Faraway Eastwood in Quezon City is one place I’d think twice about going, but when almost-neighbor Sasha offered a treat of free movies at the spanking new Eastwood cinema plus free pick-up in their family car, I had no choice but to say YES!!! 😀
Traffic along C-5 was smooth that day, which made going to Eastwood such a breeze – less than 30 minutes! Arriving there, I couldn’t help but be transported to another world. The new Eastwood Mall was far from crowded and did not look like the populous boxes of concrete in Manila. It looked every inch immaculate and upscale. I also liked nice touches like the man-made water structure and walkway bridge in the outside garden.
The high ceiling, escalator and cavernous middle kinda reminded me of Shang-ri La Plaza mall in Mandaluyong, except that Eastwood has better scenery outside. I dig the airy sunroof (if that’s how you call it.)
We’ve hardly done a tour of the mall and it was time to catch the 1 p.m. movie. We met up with Tinay of Megaworld who was going to show us the mall’s high-tech theater, with the uber-comfy fully reclining seats.It was heaven and relaxing indeed, plunking down ourselves in the plush chairs which fully reclined just by flicking a side lever.
The movie was another thing: it was downright gory and scary. Nyarks! I could have settled for the Japanese anime version of “Blood: The Last Vampire” instead of all that live action blood-sucking, piercing and stabbing. It didn’t help any that the theater had this really large screen and Dolby Surround Sound system which made it all look real. Ugh.
Plus points for this theater: butler service before the start of the screening, from where you can order your unlimited soda and popcorn.
Tickets for Cinema 7 cost P700 for two persons (or P350 each), although if you arrive by your lonesome, the ticket goes a notch higher at P400 each. We learned that this theater has been doing corporate bookings too. You can get the place for special functions.
Eastwood Mall likes to make its shoppers and customers comfortable!
The cinema’s modern lobby bathed in subdued lights, with a Nokia charging station and ergonomic chairs a la Philippe Starck.
More chairs and sofas in the main shopping areas.
The Eastwood complex is certainly one place where I’d make lakwatsa over and over again. 😛
Lakwatsa n. the act of gallivanting.