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First Pics: Cinemug opens at 1607 S. Broad St.

A new coffee and movie rental shop called Cinemug is now open at 1607 S. Broad St.


The shop, which we first reported on back in October, features a selection of 1,600 movies to be rented out, in addition to coffee, pastries and more.

Cinemug’s owner, Dan Creskoff, was a Temple University film student and previously the manager of two of the now-closed TLA Video rental stores in Philadelphia.


The decor of the coffee shop brings together a clear movie theme with posters throughout and work from local artists.


The counter tops are made from reclaimed barn floors by Geoff Thompson of GT Woodworks


The photographs on the wall are by local artist, Matt DiGennaro. All of the photographs are also for sale.


Mugs by local artist Corey Weiser-Vahey

With a selection of 1,600 movies and plans to grow the selection in the future, the movie library is one of the major selling points of this shop. Functioning like an old-school rental store, films may be rented out for 3 nights for the cost of $5 for new release films and $4.50 for older films. Just like any rental shop, there is also a late fee of $1 per day.



The movie selection includes everything from current films to older films, with different genres like horror, cult, art house and more.





Even the bathroom is covered in movie posters.


Since the shop is very movie-centric, they are planning on holding a weekly movie night. This week’s screening will be “Carnival of Souls,” a 1962 horror film. The screening will be free to the public and will take place at 8 p.m. on Thursday.


The shop can be transformed to accommodate for movie screenings thanks to black out curtains and a projector. In the future, the shop also hopes to hold movie nights that showcase local filmmakers.


The shop uses ReAnimator coffee, bagels from South Street Bagels and other pastries from LeBus Bakery. Cinemug is also selling sandwiches from Cosmi’s. In the future, Creskoff¬†hopes to add more house-made items to the menu.


Cinemug is open from 7 a.m. through 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 9 a.m. through 7 p.m. on Sundays.

More information on the shop can be found on Cinemug’s website¬†and Facebook page.

–Taylor Farnsworth, @tfarnsworth3

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9 Responses to First Pics: Cinemug opens at 1607 S. Broad St.

  1. Zack Wagner January 13, 2015 at 12:40 pm #

    This is really cool. I wonder how long it will be open, though.

  2. Derek January 13, 2015 at 4:57 pm #

    I wish them luck. The question is whether there is a critical mass of pretentious film douchebags in that vicinity to make an outdated “movie rental” concept work for the sake of kitsch. The coffee angle may save them. But, again, I hope it works.

    • Mark. January 14, 2015 at 10:41 am #

      Not calling the people pretentious, but sitting between Newbold and Passyunk Square, I think as long as the coffee is good, they should do pretty well.

    • AnthonyG January 14, 2015 at 11:56 am #

      Actually, a coffee shop where I can get a Cosmi’s Godfather hoagie, instead of a sprout-sandwich, may be the best part.

  3. mark January 13, 2015 at 6:28 pm #

    Nice to see a new business on Broad st, I hope it succeeds.

  4. Tim January 14, 2015 at 12:21 pm #

    Just stopped by, and I love it, largely for the coffee (ReAnimator). I’m looking forward to the movie nights.

  5. nate January 14, 2015 at 2:02 pm #

    if they have even 1/6 of the center city tla’s library, i’m sold. i could care less about the coffee. will be there soon

  6. zreese January 14, 2015 at 6:05 pm #

    Whaaaaa Cosmi’s?! What size are the sandwiches that they’re only $5? I will go there just for this.

    • Taylor January 15, 2015 at 7:55 am #

      They’re half-sized sandwiches.

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