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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!
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Korea Tourism Organization (KTO) celebrates 10 years in the Philippines through a two-day Korea travel fair!

To celebrate the 10th year since the opening of its Manila Office, the Korea Tourism Organization (KTO), together with the Embassy of the Republic of Korea and the Korean Cultural Center (KCC), is having the two-day event entitled: “2022 Korea Festival” at the Glorietta Activity Center and Palm Drive Activity Center, Makati City on September 10-11, 2022. The 2022 Korea Festival is expected to showcase the Past and Present of Korean culture and increase the interest of Filipinos to experience Korea through a grand Korea Travel Fair. This is the first time that the Embassy, KTO and KCC will be celebrating Korean Thanksgiving or Chuseok for an event together.

A collaboration of all-things Korean, the Embassy, KTO and KCC invite all Korean culture and tourism lovers to visit and enjoy the activities prepared during the two-day event. To highlight tradition and Korea’s history-rich culture, the activities attendees may participate in include wearing of Hanbok or Korean traditional clothing; playing Korean traditional games such as ddakji, dalgona candy and jegichagi; and learning Hangeul or Korean calligraphy. Since it is also Chuseok in Korea, we cannot miss to highlight Songpyeon or half-moon-shaped rice cake making and tasting session, which is a must-have during Chuseok time in Korea. Meanwhile, modern activities include busking and picnic experiences as if you are in the streets of Hongdae or riverbanks of the Han River.

Travel to Korea begins again as Korea welcomes back Filipino tourists starting June 1, 2022. From then until August 2022, Korea has recorded over 60% increase of Filipino tourist arrivals compared to last year’s numbers. To reignite the interests of Filipinos and make Korea their first international destination after the pandemic, KTO is partnering with seven (7) airlines and five (5) local travel agencies to offer special promo fares and installment deals just for this weekend’s Korea Travel Fair. These seven airlines include: Korean Air, Jeju Air, Asiana Airlines, Fly Gangwon, Philippine Airlines, Cebu Pacific, and Air Asia. While partner travel agencies namely – Ark Travel Express, Horizon Travel & Tours, Pan Pacific Travel Corporation, Rakso Air Travel & Tours, and Travel Specialist Ventures, will offer flexible payment terms and installment options available to BPI credit and debit card holders. As a bonus, visitors who will purchase within the promotion period from any of the participating partners may redeem special gifts from KTO.

To join the celebration, K-pop soloist and former SISTAR member, SOYOU, will come all the way from Korea to perform for Filipino fans on Sunday, September 11, 2022. She will serenade the audience with some of her best hits – “I Miss You” from K-drama Goblin, “Rain” featuring EXO’s Baekhyun, and mega-hit “Some” featuring Junggigo. Aside from Soyou, Korean talents Painters and Superstick will also come to Manila to grace the event. Live musical performances, travel quizzes and talk show, fun games, and mix of modern and traditional activities will complete the two-day program line-up on stage.

For more updates, visit Korea Tourism Organization Manila’s Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/koreatourismmanila/

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.

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.

Nadine Lustre and the cast of Greed visits Market! Market! this weekend

The cast of Vivamax first original film, Greed starring multimedia princess Nadine Lustre, Diego Loyzaga, Epy Quizon will be performing at the Activity Center of Market! Market! in BGC on April 24, 2022. The show will begin at 4pm. The thriller film is now available on Vivamax and it was directed by Yam Laranas. This is Nadine Lustre’s comeback film after she starred 2019 dance musical film, ‘Indak’. The cast also includes Krissha Viaje, Jacqueline Yu, and Raul Morit.

Greed is available for streaming on Vivamax. The event is also part of Ayala Malls’ concert series, #ALive. Admission mechanics for the event below.

ADMISSION MECHANICS

  1. Shoppers have two options to enter the Greed Mall Show at the Activity Center on April 24, 2022 at 4:00PM:
    a. Buy 1 month of Vivamax subscription; or
    b. Download the Zing app and present a 500.00 single/accumulated receipt/s from any Market! Market! merchants except Themed Bazaars and bills payment. (First 100 customers)
  2. Customers can redeem the stub from 10am-4pm at the Activity Center on April 24, 2022.
  3. Present the seat stub at the Activity Center entrance on April 24 to enter the venue.
  4. Market! Market! reserves the right to validate admission tickets. Defaced, crumpled, tampered, photocopied tickets smaller than the actual size will not be honored

DTI Fair Trade Permit No. FTEB-141095 Series of 2022

For more details and updates for the event, visit Market! Market! Facebook page: www.facebook.com/marketmarket

Ayala Malls amps up Filipino music at ALive! feat. Zack Tabudlo, Arthur Nery, Nadine Lustre and more

Finally, concerts are back! This time, it’s not virtual—it’s face to face. The era of streaming from home is slowly drifting to be replaced by the way concerts have always been enjoyed by true-blue fans. Local artists are welcomed back on stage as Ayala Malls hosts a series of physical, mallwide concerts running all the way until June. The event, known as ALive!, spotlights rising and established artists including Zack Tabudlo, Arthur Nery, Adie, Sud, Nadine Lustre, and more.

ALive! artist breakdown
First on the lineup is the fast-rising singer-songwriter/producer, Zack Tabudlo, who’s set to play at Market! Market! on April 23 and Ayala Malls Manila Bay on April 24. The “Binibini” hitmaker under Island Records Philippines has been touring Ayala Malls since early March to serenade audiences with his latest hits like “Asan Ka Na Ba,” “Pano,” and other favorites from his breakout album, “Episode”.

Twenty-three year old Arthur Nery is sharing his jazzy, feel-good sound as he performs at Solenad on April 24; Fairview Terraces on May 8; Cloverleaf on May 13; Alabang Town Center on May 21; Ayala Malls Feliz on May 28; MarQuee Mall on June 4; and Harbor Point on August 6. The CDO-local, who is now under Viva Records, broke into the scene in 2019 after releasing his album, “Letters Never Sent.”

“While many artists became more known through digital platforms during the pandemic, nothing beats physical live performances in front of the crowd,” says Vic del Rosario, founder and chairman of Viva Entertainment, Inc.

Other Viva Records stars to grace the stage include Adie, the Biñan, Laguna native who quickly rose to fame with over 2 million monthly listeners on Spotify and over 67 million plays for his breakout hit, “Paraluman.” Fans can finally watch the wonderboy live at Solenad on April 23; MarQuee Mall on May 13; and Harbor Point on June 17. Meanwhile, mega-superstar Nadine Lustre will be at Market! Market! on April 24 for a one-time only concert. Fresh from Siargao, audiences can expect a mix of upbeat and soulful vibes from the “Wildest Dreams” singer.

As one once said, two is better than one! Audiences can catch two-in-one performances from Warner Music talents at Ayala Malls Manila Bay’s “Live at The Garden”. Playing onstage are modern rock-funk-pop, Lola Amour, and singing-songwriting girl-duo, Leanne & Naara on May 1; Boogie-fusion band, Basically Saturday Night, and rising star, Arthur Miguel, on May 8; and “Forever Alive” singer, Keiko Necesario, and indie rock/jazz fusion band, Sud, on May 14.

Finally, Happy Plays Music Festival features some of the country’s biggest names in music including the following main acts: Sandwich, 6cyclemind, Moonstar88, Imago, and Gracenote. Catch the group perform live at Market! Market! on April 30; Solenad on May 14; Ayala Malls Manila Bay on May 28; Alabang Town Center on June 4; Glorietta on June 11; and U.P. Town Center on July 22

“We thank Ayala Malls for giving artists and fans the opportunity to gather within a safe and comfortable space. Ayala Malls is the perfect venue for the comeback of face-to-face performances because of its controlled environment and convenient accessibility,” muses del Rosario.

“We want to continue creating amazing experiences for our patrons by bringing live entertainment back in our malls. This goes hand-in-hand with our goal to support Filipino music and local artists especially after all the lockdowns and quarantines we’ve been through,” says Tintin Enriquez-Yabao, Ayala Malls Consumer Marketing Head.

Summary of show dates

Join the quest of amping up Filipino music by marking your calendars!

April 23: Adie at Solenad
April 23: Zack Tabudlo at Market! Market!
April 24: Zack Tabudlo at Ayala Malls Manila Bay
April 24: Nadine Lustre at Market! Market!
April 24: Arthur Nery at Solenad
April 30: Happy Plays Music Festival at Market! Market!
May 1: Lola Amour and Leanne & Naara at Ayala Malls Manila Bay
May 8: Basically Saturday and Arthur Miguel at Ayala Malls Manila Bay
May 8: Arthur Nery at Fairview Terraces
May 13: Adie at MarQuee Mall
May 13: Arthur Nery at Cloverleaf
May 14: Keiko Necesario and Sud at Ayala Malls Manila Bay
May 14: Happy Plays Music Festival at Solenad
May 21: Arthur Nery at Alabang Town Center
May 28: Arthur Nery at Ayala Malls Feliz
May 28: Happy Plays Music Festival at Ayala Malls Manila Bay
June 4: Happy Plays Music Festival at Alabang Town Center
June 4: Arthur Nery at MarQuee Mall
June 11: Happy Plays Music Festival at Glorietta
June 17: Adie at Harbor Point
July 22: Happy Plays Music Festival at UP Town Center
August 6: Arthur Nery at Harbor Point

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