Grateful Project Day 164: Our 4DX Experience at BGC Cinemas

Just last week, my nephew Raffy told us about the new 4DX cinema that opened recently in Bonifacio High Street. We’re not exactly big fans of 3D movies – except when it was “How To Train Your Dragon”. That was the only movie we enjoyed watching in 3D. The animation was just wonderful. So when we learned that “How To Train Your Dragon 2” was going to be shown in the recently-opened 4DX cinema, we immediately scheduled it in our calendar.

The Bonifacio High Street Cinemas are located in the 3rd level of the Central Square Building, near the corner of 30th St. and 5th Ave. The building is still under construction. From what we saw, only the cinemas and the convenience store are operational. The cinemas are small, with only seven rows of seats. With limited seats available, it is best to get your tickets before you get there. We booked our tickets online. Movie tickets are sold at least 3 days in advance.

The seats were soft and very comfortable with a lot of legroom between the rows of seats. Air-conditioning was on the cold side, especially when there are bursts of air for effect. The bathroom was clean and well-stocked with tissue paper and soap. The fixtures and hand dryer are very modern.

Watching “How To Train Your Dragon 2” in 4DX was an exhilarating experience! The movie was perfect for the 4D technology. You get the feeling that you were flying high in the sky with Hiccup and Toothless. You feel the rush of air and the shaking of the ground. Bursts of light come flashing around. You smell the fire burning when the dragons fight. It makes you feel like you are actually in the movie.

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I don’t know how the 4D experience will be with other movies, but with “How To Train Your Dragon 2”, it was really great!

Lunch at ‘Cue

There are a lot of interesting restaurants in Bonifacio High Street. We went there to have an early lunch before our scheduled movie screening. For today, we chose to eat in ‘Cue Modern Barbecue Restaurant. Being meat-lovers, we just had to check out this place.

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They had a lot of interesting choices on the menu. We opted for the Baby Back Ribs, Bacon Slab and Bacon, Mac and Cheese for the kids. Popcorn with chili powder was served as appetizer. It was okay, but I prefer my popcorn plain (butter-flavored). The meat orders came with your choice of side dish. We chose buttermilk mashed potatoes to go with our orders.

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The baby back ribs were a little dry, but tender enough. It tasted better with the accompanying sauce. The bacon slab was tasty and juicy. The mashed potatoes were quite runny and bland. The bacon mac and cheese was very good. There was a lot of sauce to keep the dish from drying out. There were chunks of bacon spread throughout the dish. Serving size was generous too.

Overall, we found it okay. Not excellent, but we would be open to coming back to try their other dishes.