PH’s 1st and Only Float-in Cinema Opens in Venice Grand Canal, McKinley Hill

Venice Grand Canal Mall

December 3, 2020

PH’s 1st and Only Float-in Cinema opens in Venice Grand Canal, McKinley Hill

McKinley Hill, Taguig City – Megaworld Cinemas is taking the movie viewing experience to the next level with the opening of the country’s first and only float-in cinema in McKinley Hill.

All set to sail by on the waters of the country’s most romantic mall, Venice Grand Canal, the McKinley Hill Float-In Cinema allows moviegoers to once again recapture the thrill and joy of watching movies on the big screen in a safe and picturesque setting aboard the mall’s iconic Venetian gondolas.

Opening its initial run on Dec. 5 to 6 with the premiere of the 2020 American romantic drama film I Still Believe, the McKinley Hill Float-In Cinema will be open to moviegoers every day beginning Dec. 11 with the admission price of P500 per head or P1,000 per gondola inclusive of snacks, bottled water and personal kits.  

Guests can book and buy their tickets contactless at Only two (2) patrons per gondola will be accommodated and a maximum of 10 guests per screening, which is scheduled at 6PM and 9PM every day. No tickets will be sold at the venue, while guests are advised to arrive 15 minutes prior to scheduled screening time.

Movies will be projected on a 12m x 7m giant screen mounted on the mall’s famed Ponte Rialto bridge and are subject to change every week

The movie’s audio, meanwhile, will be broadcasted via a specific radio frequency available only to moviegoers aboard the gondola. Guests can connect their personal earphones to their gondola to be able to hear the movie’s audio. For their own personal safety, guests are encouraged to bring their own earphones with a standard 3.55mm jack or buy one from the Mumuso booth near the venue.

For a safer and more enjoyable movie experience, guests can also order food from partner restaurants via the QR codes posted inside the gondola and ask assistance from the Gondoliers on standby.

“With this first-of-its-kind cinema, we hope to bring happiness and uplift the spirits of our valued guests by bringing them superb entertainment and movie experience. We also look forward to doing our share and helping those working in the film industry by offering a venue for movie screenings that is both safe and compliant with existing safety regulations” says Graham Coates, first vice president and head, Megaworld Lifestyle Malls. 

To ensure customer enjoyment and safety, McKinley Hill Float-in Cinema is implementing the following safety guidelines: 

    • Only two persons are allowed to ride the gondola at the same time
    • Guests are required to wear masks at all times, except when consuming food and beverage
    • A contactless food and beverage ordering system is put in place
    • Safety check-in procedure is observed: foot bath, temperature check and hand sanitation
    • Gondola seats are disinfected before and after each screening
    • Guests are prohibited from standing up or making unnecessary movements while abroad the gondola
    • Guests are encouraged to bring their personal headphones and earphones

Venice Grand Canal is located in McKinley Hill, Taguig City. For cinema schedule, bookings and ticket purchase, visit or call 8-462-8888.