Yesterday I was able to catch up on some much needed time at the laptop. I have been lagging on some of my posts and pieces to submit, but because the event I was supposed to attend was suddenly cancelled at the last minute, it gave me the opportunity to sit down and type away in the open air of the lanai. I sipped my Thai Iced Tea, and felt great about the work I was able to complete.
As timing would have it, the exterminators came right after Miguel picked up his report card at school with his Dad. When his dad and I saw the huge improvement in almost ALL of his subject areas, we said that we should go out and celebrate by eating in Miggy’s choice of restaurants. Since we also knew we had to be out of the house for 2 hours because they fumigated the surrounding areas for mosquitoes and other creepy crawlies, Nino suggested that we watch a movie as well.
We had never been to a Directors Club Cinema before, but we knew it would be a great experience for all, especially because we were watching our favorite…Captain America. Who doesn’t love it when good triumphs over evil?!?
The theater was nice and clean. We each had a leather lazy boy and a shared side table with a call button. I noticed all the cup holders and I was confident Diego, (the messiest boy ever) wouldn’t spill his drink, because his drink would be free from his clumsy hands to knock it over. Popcorn was brought over to us by an attendant in a glass bowl! I was so amused at the fact that we all had our own bowl and we didn’t have to keep passing the bag back and forth…
When the movie trailers began, I put my feet up with the push of an electronic button, and realized the only things missing were my comfy socks and a blankie. (I’ll remember that for next time, though.) Soon after the trailers for upcoming movies started I looked up to find another patron being served a sandwich!
After the movie was over (and yes, we stayed for all the sneak peeks for the next Marvel movie) I made a trip to the snack counter to inquire what else they sold and served during the movie. I was pleasantly surprised to learn that they not only serve sandwiches, but they also serve kebabs, hot dogs, hamburgers, and pastries! Most of the snacks were near the hundred peso mark and the Angus burger was most expensive menu item at P250.
Of course there were also the usual movie snacks of popcorn, (different flavors including caramelized) potato chips, and nachos with cheese. These were also all very affordable as well. The only thing, I think that they can improve upon is the freshness of the popcorn. I was served popcorn that wasn’t hot, and even kind of stale. I think that this problem can easily be alleviated by ordering fresh microwave popcorn from the snack counter.
As a family who likes to go to the movies every now and again, the experience we had at Director’s Club will definitely have us coming back for more. Comparing the tickets to the other movie experiences we have had at IMAX, the typical movie theaters close to our home, and the butler service at Resorts World, we would drive a little further than normal to make sure we can enjoy the lazy boy experience and service that comes along with a P350 ticket! The price is right and since the theater is brand new-it didn’t leave me wanting to sterilize any of the seats or arm rests!