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Binge the best K-FLICKS at Ayala Malls Cinemas’ Korean Film Festival

It’s time to grab your movie-buds and enjoy a new cinematic experience! Get ready for some serious laughing, screaming, and kilig-tears when you watch the best of K-films at Ayala Malls Cinemas’ Korean Film Festival: Seoul Spotlight running until September 27. The film fest kickstarted on September 20, at the special screening of South Korea’s official submission at the 2022 Cannes Film Festival: Decision to Leave. Among those in attendance were esteemed Korean Culture Center Director Im Young A and renowned film directors Jeffrey Hidalgo, Dennis Marasigan, Easy Ferrer, Bobby Bonifacio, Jr., and RC Delos Reyes. Also present at the event are actors Eric Ejercito and power couple Elijah Canlas and Miles Ocampo, rising artists Joaquin Canlas, Rob Deniel, Silas, and Valfer, along with other Viva artists.

Korean Film Festival: Seoul Spotlight is part of Ayala Malls Feed Your Seoul celebration, which aims to bring the best of South Korean culture to Filipinos on a nationwide scale. Recently, Ayala Malls brought K-Pop stars BamBam, Lapillus, and Soyou to the local stage to finally extend safe face-to-face entertainment for Pinoy fans. Smiles and screams flooded the malls to show support for their most beloved idols. Ayala Malls is bringing this energy to the big screen as cinemas play South Korean’s most heart-pumping flicks.

Ready for your weeklong K-flicks binge? Korean Film Festival: Seoul Spotlight is happening at Glorietta, TriNoma, Ayala Malls Manila Bay, Centrio, Ayala Malls Capitol Central, and Ayala MarQuee Mall.

Movie line up
Discover Korean films’ distinct cinematography and fresh storylines that will both tickle the funny bone and bring butterflies to the stomach. Thrill seekers can also get their fix by watching unique horror concepts and gripping crime plots featuring varying themes—from tackling social inequality to delving into the human psyche. Audiences of all ages will surely be fascinated!

Get your detective gears running:

South Korea’s official submission at the 2022 Cannes Film Festival for the Palme d’Or “Decision to Leave” debuted in the Philippines on September 20, ahead of its US and UK theater release, commencing the Seoul Spotlight. It will also have its exclusive regular run across Ayala Malls Cinemas from September 28 to October 4. The romantic mystery featuring “The Late Autumn” and “Wonderland” star Tang Wei and “Ode to Youth” and “The Host” star Park Hae-il follows the story of a detective who becomes enthralled by a widow after she becomes the prime suspect in his murder investigation. Decision to Leave is directed by Cannes Film Festival Best Director winner Park Chan-wook—one of the most successful and critically praised filmmakers in South Korea known for directing visually stunning and breathtakingly violent dramas “Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance” (2002), “Oldboy” (2003), “Thirst” (2009) and “The Handmaiden” (2016).

What’s more for mystery and crime films? The Policeman’s Lineage starring Parasite actor Choi Woo-Shik shows a by-the-book police officer’s struggle to investigate a team leader who believes the chase of crime should be justified even if it’s illegal.

On The Line, on the other hand, revolves around a victim of voice phishing who goes out of his way to infiltrate the organization behind the system.

Get spooked with these Thrillers:

Cinephiles who like to be kept at the edge of their seats are in for a treat with Seoul Spotlight’s lineup! Ashfall, featuring “Train to Busan” star Ma Dong-Seok, Miss A member Bae Suzy, and “Squid Game” star Lee Byung-hun, highlights the pandemonium that ensues after the eruption of an active volcano, and the chaos that follows after a threat of more imminent eruptions.

Meanwhile, the action thriller Emergency Declaration shows the unprecedented terror that occurs inflight forcing the aircraft to declare an emergency. The movie has one of the most powerful casts ever assembled in a Korean movie, featuring “Parasite” star Song Kang-ho, “G.I. Joe” star Lee Byung-hun, and “The World of the Married” star Park Hae-Joon.

Horror fans can surely appreciate the Anthology Horror film Urban Myths which consists of ten different horror stories felt in familiar everyday life places like noise between floors, old furniture, mannequins, tunnels, and social media.

Feel-good films for all ages:

Following the intense line-up, it is always good to wrap everything up with light-hearted films that will either tug at heartstrings or make the stomach ache from too much laughing. Putting a spotlight on outcasts is In Our Prime which revolves around the story of a genius mathematician with a hidden past and a needy student who has given up on math.

Additionally, the romantic drama Kim Ji-young: Born 1982 is based on the best-selling novel of the same name and tells the story of a woman in her 30s who suddenly shows signs of being inhabited by others such as her late mother and older sister, and the stories of the people connected to her.

On the other hand, The Golden Holiday, which is set in the Philippines, is a comedy film that follows the story of a man who sets out for Manila to find his friend who scammed him under the guise of going on vacation.

Last but definitely not least on the line-up is the fantasy comedy The Dude In Me, where a weak high school student and a mighty gangster exchange their bodies accidentally.

Special admission prices
Visit Ayala Malls Cinemas today and discover why Korean films are dominating global cinema at special admission prices! Catch a flick at only P250 per ticket in Ayala Malls Manila Bay, Glorietta, and TriNoma; and P200 per ticket in MarQuee Mall, Centrio, and Capitol Central.

What’s more, Ayala Malls Cinemas is offering special Festival Passes! Watch three movies for only P650 or seven movies for only P1,500 in Ayala Malls Manila Bay, Glorietta, and TriNoma. Meanwhile, you can also watch three movies for only P500 or seven movies for only P1,200 in MarQuee Mall, Centrio, and Capitol Central.

Sit back, relax, and enjoy the show!
For inquiries and reservations at Ayala Malls Cinemas, visit the ticket booth or book tickets via
SureSeats.com. For cinema venue rentals, visit Ayala Malls’ ticket booth office for further inquiries or send a message to us on Ayala Malls’ Facebook page @AyalaMallsCinemas. Tune in at Ayala Malls Cinemas’ social media pages @AyalaMallsCinemas on Facebook and Instagram for updates and announcements.

Global Youth Culture Brand Complex to Launch in the Philippines via KROMA

Leading multimedia brand KROMA Entertainment, Inc. welcomes global youth culture brand Complex to the Philippines with the launch of Complex PH.

“We are very proud to collaborate with Complex in a partnership that will expand their unique voice, content and other movements to the Philippines through the KROMA ecosystem of platforms. KROMA is all about elevating Filipino talent and content on the world stage and giving Filipino audiences new ways to access world-class entertainment. Working with a leading global youth brand like Complex, under media and entertainment giant BuzzFeed, is aligned with this goal,” says Ian Monsod, CEO of Kroma Entertainment, Inc.

The partnership with Complex was sealed with KROMA Publishing, the digital publishing network under Kroma Entertainment, Inc., that is in the business of enabling cultures, creating content, sparking conversations and building communities for the youth market. Its portfolio features owned titles, like Wonder.ph and FreebieMNL, as well as partner communities and creators LunchboxerPH, PinoyGamer, and TNC PRO ML.

Complex is part of Complex Networks, which was recently acquired by BuzzFeed Inc., and features a strong portfolio of brands and IP’s in key categories: fashion, food, music, and pop culture.

“Complex has always been authentic in our voice, to the cultures we represent, and the topics we cover. With KROMA, we’re excited to represent and speak to these cultures and topics, which transcend borders and are just as important in the Philippines, but authentically from the Filipino perspective,” shares Nick Wang, SVP of International Business Development and Partnerships at BuzzFeed Inc.

The collaboration is expected to deliver hot and fresh content available across different channels and media, but with hyperlocal flair.

Stay tuned for more details as Complex PH unfolds before the year ends!

Shake Shack brings back Shack Sounds!

Music lovers, listen up! Shake Shack brings back its free, live music series across their Shacks happening every Thursday starting August 18 until September 8.

Chase the rainy blues away over great burgers (plus your other Shack favorites) and local craft beers with feel-good beats from some of the coolest local indie pop and rock bands. Head over to the nearest Shake Shack branch every Thursday starting August 18 until September 8 to enjoy live music with Shack Sounds.

Join Banna Harbera as they serenade Shack fans with their soulful music on August 18 at 7PM in Shake Shack Megamall

Get serenaded by Banna Harbera on August 18, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm at SM Megamall and kick back to their laid-back and soulful music.

Revel in the reverberating synths and electronic beats of siblings and duo Ysanygo on August 25 at 7pm in Shake Shack Greenbelt

Head over to Greenbelt 5 on August 25, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm and revel in the sophisticated-pop and reverberating beats of duo and siblings Ysanygo.

Traipse into the art and dream-pop world of Japanese-Filipino singer/songwriter Ena Mori as she performs in Shake Shack Alabang Town Center on September 1 at 630PM

Bob, sob and traipse into the art, synth and dream-pop tunes of Japanese-Filipino singer-songwriter Ena Mori on September 1, 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm as she performs at Alabang Town Center.

Be captivated by Oh, Flamingo!’s catchy and genre-bending music as they play in Shake Shacke Central Square BGC on September 8 at 7PM

Completing the line-up is Oh, Flamingo! and their distinct blend of catchy hooks and song arrangements when they play at Central Square BGC on September 8, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm.

Chicken and Beer your thing? Go for a 24oz ShackMeister Ale plus a side of our Crinkle-Cut Fries. Or grab a bottle of the Abita Rootbeer for a non-alcoholic drink. Spice not your thing? Go for the OG Chicken Shack!

Turn Up the Sounds (and Heat!) with the Dark Meat Hot Chicken
Spice up your Shack Sounds nights with the hottest chick in town – the Dark Meat Hot Chicken! Crafted from an all-natural cage-free dark meat chicken thigh slow-cooked in a creamy buttermilk marinade, the chicken is dusted with a hot pepper blend and topped with Louisiana hot sauce slaw and pickles. Top up your Shack cravings with a side of Cheese Fries or Chicken Bites for that full umami flavor.

Live it Up with Engkanto Brewery’s Lager, crisp and refreshing, this classic lager is brewed with “New World” hops that provide tropic flavors to this thirst-quenching beer and 2022 World Beer Bronze award winner

Listen up for more in-Shack offers
What’s a live music series and burgers without a cold beer in hand? Find the perfect pair in the ShackMeister Ale, which is exclusively brewed for Shake Shack. Want a beer by the bottle? Pop open Engkanto Brewery’s award-winning Live It Up Lager (Bronze Award, World Beer Awards 2022) in any of the Manila Shacks.

Gather the troop and head to any of the Shack Sounds to enjoy the following offers:
-One (1) free round of Engkanto Brewery’s Live It Up – Lager for a minimum in-Shack spend of P1,000
-One (1) free round of 24oz ShackMeister Ale for a minimum in-Shack spend of P1,500
-Exclusive to Shake Shack ATC’s Shack Sounds, snag some limited cool swag from Engkanto Brewery for every in-Shack purchase of the ShackMeister Ale

Hit your favorite Shacks in the coming days and join the rest of the Shack community in supporting local music plus fun nights of burgers, beats and brews.

Specialty Food Retailers, Inc. (SFRI) is the exclusive franchise holder of Shake Shack in the Philippines. SFRI is a member of the SSI Group. 

ABOUT SHAKE SHACK   
Shake Shack serves elevated versions of American classics using only the best ingredients. It’s known for its delicious made-to-order beef burgers, crispy chicken, hand-spun milkshakes, house-made lemonades, beer, wine, and more. With its high-quality food at a great value, warm hospitality, and a commitment to crafting uplifting experiences, Shake Shack quickly became a cult-brand with widespread appeal. Shake Shack’s purpose is to Stand for Something Good®, from its premium ingredients and employee development, to its inspiring designs and deep community investment. Since the original Shack opened in 2004 in NYC’s Madison Square Park, the company has expanded to more than 350 locations in 32 U.S. States and the District of Columbia, including more than 100 international locations across London, Hong Kong, Istanbul, Dubai, Philippines, Singapore, Mexico, Tokyo, Seoul and more.  
 
Learn more: shakeshack.ph | IG: @shakeshackph | t: @shakeshack_ph |facebook.com/shakeshackph  

Fly and Live Anywhere for 30 days in the Philippines with Airbnb & AirAsia

Ever dreamt of a long leisurely getaway to live and work from anywhere, or simply enjoy the vacation of a lifetime? For the first time ever, Airbnb and AirAsia Philippines are teaming up to offer one Filipino (and up to 3 companions) the ultimate dream adventure to Fly & Live Anywhere in the Philippines for 30 consecutive days.

From remote workers to creatives, families, empty nesters, vacationers and more; Airbnb and AirAsia are seeking one special winner who will fly and live anywhere in the Philippines for one month between September to October 2022.

The winner will win an incredible Php 200,000 worth of Airbnb travel credits and 12 round-trip domestic flights with AirAsia, and can bring up to three companions on the trip.

During their month-long adventure, the winner and their guests will get to live in some of the most unique Airbnb Stays in the country, and travel with AirAsia to their bucket list destinations. Get ready to discover home in a new light while exploring new cities and hidden gems with your loved ones like never before.

“As more Filipinos enjoy greater flexibility to work from anywhere, the blurring lines between travel and living have led many to embrace remote work and more spontaneous getaways with their loved ones. As travel rebounds, we are thrilled to partner with AirAsia to offer this amazing once-in-a-lifetime adventure. We know travel connects people and brings significant economic opportunities for local communities, and we hope this contest ignites greater excitement and appetite to rediscover home,” shares Amanpreet Bajaj, Airbnb’s General Manager for Southeast Asia, India, Hong Kong and Taiwan.

Steve Dailisan, AirAsia Philippines’ Head of Communications and Public Affairs, notes, “The tourism industry of the Philippines boasts diversity and richness across many facets – culture and heritage, scenic spots, exclusive adventures, and culinary delights. These drivers position the Philippines as a viable destination for travelers living a nomadic lifestyle away from the usual metros. Digital nomads, barkadas, or families who have the liberty to travel while keeping their grind must know that the Philippines is ready to welcome them. We are glad to partner with Airbnb to underscore this very message.”

How to apply for your dream adventure
Starting today, August 11, through August 21, 11:59 p.m. PHT, eligible applicants may apply by visiting airbnb.com/flyandliveanywhere and completing the application form.

Participants must be over 18, have an Airbnb account and available to travel within the Philippines from September to October. The successful participant will be contacted directly by Airbnb on August 29. For more information, see the Contest Rules.

Traveling more and venturing further
For the first time since the pandemic, travelers can now fly and live anywhere and Airbnb and AirAsia are making this possible in the Philippines.

Recent Airbnb data revealed that more than a third of local Airbnb guests polled stayed with Airbnb in the Philippines to travel and work remotely1, and that travelers are now venturing further with Filipino Hosts in over 60 new Philippines cities and towns welcoming their very first guests since the start of the pandemic2.

Searching for travel inspiration for your Fly & Live Anywhere application? Check out Airbnb’s first-ever Travel Guide to the Philippines. Travellers are also encouraged to check the travel requirements of each destination, which can be found on AirAsia’s Fly Safe Page.

Note
1 Based on a survey of 250 Airbnb home guests who booked a listing in the Philippines between June 1, 2021, to December 31, 2021, and were surveyed between February 17, 2022, and March 31, 2022.
2 According to internal Airbnb data between March 2020 and March 2022.

Per DTI Fair Trade Permit No. FTEB-148895 Series of 2022.

Get SEOUL-ful at Ayala Malls! Immerse in K-culture with Ayala Malls’ Feed Your Seoul campaign

Jump into a SEOUL-ful adventure you cannot miss! Ayala Malls is bringing South Korean culture closer to Filipinos by celebrating the best and most beloved Korean food, fashion, beauty,, sports, K-pop, K-drama, and more. Ongoing until the end of the year, the cultural takeover is part of the mall’s Feed Your Seoul campaign. It kickstarts with the arrival of K-Pop superstar, BamBam, for an exclusive fansign event in Ayala Center Cebu and Ayala Malls Manila Bay.

In the flesh: Say hello to BamBam!
BamBam is the next KPOP idol to hold a solo fansign event in the country. Preceded by Jung Yerin and fellow GOT7 member YOUNGJAE, the Thai superstar isn’t just hitting the streets of Manila in Ayala Malls Manila Bay. In fact, he’s also made an appearance in Ayala Center Cebu, making him the first KPOP idol to hold a solo fansign in the Queen City of the South. Given that not many South Korean artists hold events outside of Manila, Cebuanos were definitely filled with excitement; not to mention the fact that BamBam decided to surprise fans with a special performance of riBBon. Fans are excited and looking forward to a variety of activities, especially the official fansign event where fans get a 1-minute 1 on 1 time with BamBam to get their album signed.

Time to Feed Your Seoul
It’s undeniable that K-culture is taking the world by storm. This phenomenon is also known as hallyu–aka. the Korean wave. From food, to beauty, to fun, and entertainment, more and more countries are getting to know the vibrant culture and its uplifting effect on people. Exciting news is coming to K-culture fans in the Philippines as Ayala Malls adopts hallyu and introduces the best finds and activities in its nationwide locations!

Dig in on new flavors
One of the best ways to get to know a foreign culture is through the stomach. Indulge in Korean favorites like a hearty bowl of bibimbap, bulgogi, japchae kimchi stew, jjajangmyeon, tteokbokki, and a whole lot more at ’ food festivals across different Ayala Malls.

Glow up with K-beauty
Koreans always had the best skin, thanks to their iconic 10 Step Korean Skin Care Routine. On top of that, they’re always ahead in the skin care game, with various trailblazing trends popping up such as the iconic face LED masks and multi-use products. Stock up on Korean beauty products when you visit Ayala Malls’s K-beauty merchants and achieve soft and supple skin by incorporating the 10 Step Korean Skin Care Routine to your life.

Fully immerse yourself in korean sports and culture
Did you know that taekwondo originated in Korea? Distinct for its punching and kicking techniques, the sport has been celebrated all around the world by kids and adults alike. Ayala Malls furthers the opportunity to learn this way of martial arts through workshops in select dates and mall venues.

Want to know more about the Korean culture? You no longer have to search far and wide! Ayala Malls is bringing all aspects of the Korean culture to you through a Korean Festival in partnership with the Korean Cultural Center of the Philippines and Korea Tourism Organization this September at Glorietta.

Discover your new favorite flick!
There’s no denying that Korean Films are dominating the market today. Discover your new favorite K-film with Ayala Malls’ Korean Film Festival in partnership with Viva. Various Korean films will be exclusively released in select Ayala Malls Cinema this September.

Move like a K-pop Idol
K-pop Cover Dance Festival is back for a face-to-face event on August 20 at Ayala Malls Manila Bay! Everyone with access to the internet and passion for K-pop cover dances are encouraged to join. There will be 2 rounds to qualify where winners are chosen through open online popularity count for the 1st round and the top contenders will proceed to the 2nd round where they will be judged in person by famous Korean choreographers, musicians, artists, directors and other professionals. The lucky winner will represent the country to South Korea and experience an all expense paid 7-day tour. They will also get the chance to have their photoshoot taken by a celebrity photographer, a dance lesson with a famous kpop choreographer, an experience to perform on their very own kpop stage and a gaze upon your favorite K-pop idols in this year’s Dream Concert.

Dare to discover K-world that continues to amaze and unveil happiness—find it, take it, and keep it when you Feed Your Seoul at Ayala Malls.

For updates and announcements, tune in at Ayala Malls social media pages @AyalaMalls360 on Facebook and @iloveayalamalls on Instagram, YouTube, and TikTok.

The UMusic Pop Up Redefines Music Stores as We Know It

Do you still remember that time you had to rewind a cassette tape to listen to your favorite song for the hundredth time? That one time you were at the mall and spent the day inside a booth with headphones on to listen to tracks from a recent album release? Or perhaps, the excitement you got the first time you joined an online party because your bias was about to drop a new single? The way we enjoy music has evolved in so many ways, especially after the pandemic. Now that the world is slowly opening again, exciting things are on the way for avid fans of the music scene.

Reminiscent of the record stores from the 90s to early 2000s and bringing in laid back, pop and hip-hop elements – the UMusic Pop Up store officially opened its doors on July 22 with the Danish artist Maximillian popularly known for his hit song ‘Beautiful Scars’ visiting the store. And the store hosted artist ‘meet and greets’, the following day for the Nomad Music Festival, celebrating the 2nd anniversary of Island Records Philippines. Trust us when we say it’s unlike any music store you’ve been to before: Instagram worthy interiors, and cozy spaces to hang out. The place also features a mini stage where you can catch exclusive performances from your favorite artists from Republic Records, Island Records Philippines, and Def Jam Recordings Philippines. With concerts, fan meets, and live gigs kept to a minimum in the last few years, it’s no secret that the music industry took a hard hit when the world was asked to stay home. As a way of supporting the community, some of the staff who will be working in the store are roadies who used to work with artists in music events pre-pandemic.

To make things even more exciting, the UMusic Pop Up will also house an extremely curated selection of merchandise from the Universal Music Group’s local and international artists. This includes album releases (cough BTS The Proof album *cough), apparel and accessories. Listening sessions, merch customization and artist visits are just some of the things to look forward to in the coming months.

The UMusic Pop Up is located at the 2nd Floor of the Venice Grand Canal Mall in McKinley Hill, Taguig until December 2022. Make sure to follow UMusic on Facebook, Instagram and Tiktok for more updates!

Relax like BTS: IN THE SOOP Estate Now on Airbnb

● An exclusive getaway to rest and recharge in the countryside at the place where BTS stayed during the filming of HYBE’s original content.
● The expansive property will immerse guests in the serene natural rhythms of PyeongChang, South Korea, a mountainous region famed for its lush forests and rolling hilltop vistas.
● Two lucky guests from around the world will enjoy leisurely experiences that authentically recreate those BTS participated in while on the show.

K-Pop fans rejoice! The expansive property where 21st-century pop icons BTS stayed during the filming of HYBE’s original content, IN THE SOOP BTS ver. Season 2, is now on Airbnb for an overnight stay for the first time ever. Guests will get the chance to find a moment of peace in the lush countryside of South Korea’s Gangwon region – just as the seven members did while enjoying everyday life and rest on the original content produced by HYBE.

During the second season of IN THE SOOP BTS, the band members experienced leisurely moments and reconnected with nature amidst their busy schedules. Guests will stay at the property, which is a part of a larger estate, and relive their favorite IN THE SOOP BTS moments, such as:


● Reading books in the study like RM or relaxing, Jin-style, on the unicorn-shaped float in the home’s pool
● Finding creative inspiration and strumming guitars like SUGA, snapping selfies with a Polaroid like j-hope or painting on a canvas as V does
● For more high-energy entertainment, weight training like Jimin, flying high on a trampoline like Jung Kook or bouncing a ball in the basketball court like Bam, Jung Kook’s dog

About the stay
The one-night stay* on August 29 for only $7** — a nod to the band’s seven members — will immerse two lucky guests in the various elements the K-pop group personally enjoyed during their time on property only a few months ago, including:
● Some of the same furniture and amenities that appeared on the show so guests can truly channel the lifestyle of BTS
● A karaoke machine, sound system and all of BTS hit tracks and albums, including “Permission to Dance”, “Butter” and their just-released album, Proof
● Specially catered dishes like charcoal grilled Korean beef (which the band referred to as “the best taste in the universe” in the show), and tteokbokki, or simmered rice cakes. Plus egg tarts produced by Bang & Bakers, currently served at HYBE INSIGHT, HYBE’s music museum.

How to book
Guests can request to book this stay on Tuesday, August 2 from 11 AM KST (10 AM PHT) at airbnb.com/inthesoopbts. Guests are responsible for their own travel to and from Seoul, South Korea. Round trip car transportation will be provided for the 20-minute journey from KTX PyeongChang station to the IN THE SOOP BTS property.

While only one overnight stay will be offered, “geok jeong ma” — there will be an opportunity to check out the IN THE SOOP BTS property while staying at other listings near the property soon.

For those looking to discover similar stays surrounded by nature, Airbnb recently introduced a new way to search and discover homes through Airbnb Categories. With 200,000 countryside homes available around the globe, there are plenty of “in the soop” inspired getaways.

Those hoping to stay in the IN THE SOOP BTS ver. ‘Pyeongchang’ Filming Location should note that this stay’s rules require following applicable local rules and guidelines as well as Airbnb’s COVID-19 Safety Practices, which will include wearing a mask and practicing social distancing when required by local laws or guidelines. Staff will also comply with local rules and guidelines while on-site, and will abide by our five-step enhanced cleaning process.

*This one-night stay is available for one participant and their fellow guest and is not a contest.
**Plus taxes and fees

Airbnb is closely monitoring Korea COVID-19 infection rates and government policies and will offer booking guests a US $1,000 Airbnb travel credit if Airbnb determines it is necessary to cancel the stay.

Experience it best: Roar into action at Ayala Malls’ A-Giant Screen Cinema

Experience true movie magic at its biggest scale yet! Ayala Malls welcomes film lovers to its impressive A-Giant Screen cinemas at the official showing of Jurassic World Dominion, the last and final chapter of the epic saga in theaters on June 8th.

With four times the size of a regular cinema screen with wide viewing angles, high contrast, bright pictures, and excellent color temperature, audiences will gasp at the A-Giant Screen’s lifelike projection of action-packed scenes featuring never-before-seen dinosaurs and astonishing new visual effects.

The epic conclusion of the more-than-$5 billion franchise takes place four years after Isla Nublar has been destroyed. Dinosaurs now live—and hunt—alongside humans all over the world. Audiences at A-Giant Screen cinemas will certainly find themselves on the edge of their seats, catching goose bumps at every cry of creature and man, thanks to the theater’s superior surround sound experience.

Comfort and ease are given utmost importance. Regular seats are positioned with space in between to give customers more room to move and relax. There is also an option for private seating at the Skyboxes, which are equipped with luxurious reclining seats.

Available with popcorn and drinks for P450 (for regular seating) and P520 (for Skybox seating), everyone can savor a full cinematic experience as they discover the mystery of Jurassic World Dominion—that is, whether human beings are to remain the apex predators on a planet they now share with history’s most fearsome creatures.

“We are very excited to reintroduce the A-Giant Screen to movie lovers around the metro,” says Charmaine Bauzon, Head of Ayala Malls Cinemas. “After a long pause from movie theaters, there is no better way to bounce back than indulge in a full cinematic experience by going bigger and better. In fact, the A-Giant Screen lets audiences experience it best–it projects the most stunning and vibrant visuals, matched by enhanced audio definition, giving everyone greater immersive viewing bliss.”

To kickstart the giant movie viewing, Jurassic World Dominion will hold a special advance screening on June 7 at Ayala Malls Manila Bay.

Soon to come at Ayala Malls’ A-Giant Screen Cinemas
The premiere of Jurassic World Dominion will be followed by many more family blockbuster movies.

On June 15th, the beloved action figure, Buzz Lightyear, will grace the giant screen to tell the tale of his early beginnings and his adventures to infinity and beyond.

On June 29th, ‘Minions: The Rise of Gru,’ will unravel the story of a young Gru in the 70s, who discovers through a series of events that even bad guys need a little help from their friends.

On July 6th, Marvel Studio’s ‘Thor Love and Thunder’ will rock superhero fans as they witness the God of Thunder battle against Gorr the God Butcher, a galactic killer who seeks the extinction of the gods.

SM Cinema to bring Twenty One Pilots’ Cinema Experience on the big screen

The country’s biggest cinema chain, SM Cinema will be showing Twenty One Pilots upcoming cinema experience next month.

For one night only, the band will broadcast their critically-acclaimed 2021 livestream show with extended cut documenting the making of their sixth studio album, Scaled and Icy on the big screen.

According to the synopsis, “Journey inside the minds of GRAMMY Award winning duo Twenty One Pilots, as the epic Scaled And Icy album release celebration from 2021 comes to cinemas worldwide on May 19 with encores in select cinemas on May 22. Experience the psychedelic reimagined take on live theater and performance again, but this time on a massive scale. With the audio and video remastered for the big screen, and the addition of never-before-seen content, the Twenty One Pilots Cinema Experience immerses you deep into the eclectic catalog and imagination of one of the most creative acts in music.” The film is directed by Jason Zada.

The film will broadcast in selected SM Cinema branches on May 19, 2022 and with encore on May 21, 2022. List of branch includes: Mall of Asia, Megamall, North Edsa, Aura, Southmall, Clark, Cebu, Davao. Tickets will be available starting April 16, 2022 – 12mn via SM Cinema ticketbooth, mobile app, and through online: www.smcinema.com. Ticket prices as follows: Php400.00 for regular cinemas and Php500.00 for Director’s Club.

For more updates, follow SM Cinema on Facebook, Instagram, and on Twitter.