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.
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.
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.
–Taylor Farnsworth, @tfarnsworth3