Having a summer staycation in a Manila accomodation like The Bayleaf Intramuros Hotel might sound a lousy idea. But you’ll definitely change your mind as the month of April gets hotter with the comeback of The Intramuros Open Cinema. This is enough reason for you to pack your bags and head to the historic Walled City.
The Intramuros Open Cinema will be having an outdoor film screening of the Cinemalaya documentary “Honor: The Legacy of Jose Abad Santos” on April 6 and the award-winning musical “Ang Larawan” on April 7 for free at the Puerto Real Gardens. Both screenings will start at 6 p.m. (so you don’t have to worry about it being too hot!).
You can book your free tickets online through the Facebook event page for the Honor: The Legacy of Jose Abad Santos screening and the Ang Larawan screening. All you’ll need —aside from your movie buddies, of course — are your mats, blankets, or your inflatable sofas to keep you all comfy.
Honor: The Legacy of Jose Abad Santos tells the story of the titular Chief Justice through interviews with historians and his descendants. It also features articles written by his son Pepito, as well as official documents during World War II.
Loy Arcenas’ Ang Larawan, which stars Paulo Avelino, Joanna Ampil, and Rachel Alejandro, is based on Nick Joaquin’s play, The Portrait of the Artist as Filipino. It follows a family struggling to pay for their expenses as their artist-father struggles with painting.
Aside from the screenings, there will also be an open market at the venue starting 10 a.m., so you can spend the whole day lounging around and having a picnic before the films start showing.
Complete your visit at the heart of Manila by staying at The Bayleaf Intramuros, which is just a 7 to 8-minute walk from Puerto Real Gardens.
It presents 57 guestrooms that blend style and comfort to encourage relaxation. Each one has five-star beddings, a 32-inch LCD TV, Wi-Fi Internet, and spacious bath with rain shower.
Four dining options inside the hotel will certainly add up to your beautiful experience. There’s a pizzeria and an al fresco restaurant with a great view. There’s a cafe and a casual dining penthouse too.
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