Cinephiles, rejoice! After almost two years of closure, theatres in the country are now welcoming moviegoers. Sure, streaming platforms are a convenient source of entertainment, but nothing beats watching a movie on the big screen. And with quarantine restrictions easing to Alert Level 3 in the Metro, there’s already a line-up of Hollywood films waiting for you at the cinemas.
The sci-fi film starring TimothÃ©e Chalamet, Zendaya, Rebecca Ferguson, and Jason Momoa is one of the first movies you can catch on November 10. Dune is the first installment to the two-part adaptation of the novel of the same name, directed by Denis Villeneuve. Titles like the new James Bond movie, No Time to Die, The Matrix Resurrections, Disney’s Encanto, and Ghostbusters: Afterlife will soon be showing in cinemas, too.
In addition, movies from the Marvel Cinematic Universe are among the titles moviegoers can expect to see in cinemas. This includes Black Widow, Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, and Venom: Let There be Carnage,” which have already been released earlier this year. Coming soon are much-anticipated films like The Eternals and Spider-Man: No Way Home.
Apart from these Hollywood films, Kun Maupay Man It Panahon, will premiere in local cinemas. The drama starring Francinne Rifol, Daniel Padilla, Rans Rifol, Chai Fonacier, Charo Santos-Concio has already debuted in various international film festivals this year.
The possibility of the Metro Manila Film Festival returning to theaters has also been hinted at.
The Cinema Exhibitor Association of the Philippines (CEAP) acknowledges that everyone is excited to flock to the cinemas again. “As we get ready to open our doors, please know that we are doing so with the highest dedication to the health and safety of all our patrons and employees as we bring back the cinematic viewing experience you have all been waiting for,” the association said in a statement.
Art Daniella Sison