Makati seniors can watch movies for free again

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, June 1) — Senior citizens of Makati City can now watch movies for free again, about three years after the program was halted due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

In a statement Thursday, the city government said more than 82,000 senior citizens, who are Blu card members and Makatizen Virtual Card holders, are eligible to enjoy the free movie program beginning June 1.

They can watch movies in Glorietta, Greenbelt, and Circuit Makati, three times a day for the first and second screenings, it added.

"The past years have been challenging for everyone, particularly our senior citizens who were among the most vulnerable during the health crisis. By reinstating this initiative, we aim to provide them with a much-needed avenue for entertainment, joy, and social engagement," Makati Mayor Abby Binay said.

Binay also said the city is planning to include persons with disabilities in the program this year.

Other cities in Metro Manila that have resumed the program include Parañaque, Quezon City, Navotas, and Marikina.