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Star Cinema holds first-ever virtual premiere night, for 'U-Turn'

Kim, JM, Tony + more guests attend “U-Turn’s” virtual premiere night!

Doreen Penilla
Doreen Penilla

10/29/2020 in News
Star Cinema holds first-ever virtual premiere night, for 'U-Turn'

Star Cinema’s Halloween offering “U-Turn,” held a virtual premiere night today, October 29, ahead of its movie launch tomorrow!

The event marks a special milestone for the film outfit, for it is their first ever virtual premiere in the dawn of COVID-19. Since the pandemic hit the country early this year, Star Cinema has been adapting to the new normal, bringing the cinema experience straight to Filipino homes.

The film’s stars Kim Chiu, JM de Guzman, and Tony Labrusca together with award-winning "Clarita" director Derick Cabrido, graced the exclusive event on streaming platform KTX.ph.

Direk Derrick said, "Sana po ma-enjoy niyo 'yung pelikula at suportahan po nating lahat ang mga pelikulang parating pa po from Star Cinema."

Meanwhile, Tony said, "Thank you for making the time to support us and be here tonight. Sana po ma-enjoy niyo 'yung movie namin na pinaghirapan namin."

JM also expressed his appreciation to his co-stars and the entire production team, saying, "Thank you so much for making me part of this film. Salamat sa mga nakatrabaho ko. And sa mga bosses and sa mga fans [namin] nina Tony at Kim, salamat sa pagsuporta sa pelikulang ito. Please enjoy the show."

The Millennial Horror Queen herself, Kim, also extended her gratitude to those who took the time to join them in the virtual premiere.

She said, "Thank you so much, maraming maraming salamat. Sana po mag-enjoy kayo sa pelikula. To all our bosses, supporters, and press na nandito ngayong gabi, maraming salamat. Sa mga kapwa ko artistsa na nandito ngayon, thank you so much. Thank you for your time and effort. Maraming maraming salamat.”

Kim then revealed that her boyfriend, actor Xian Lim was with her at home to show his support! Look!

ABS-CBN bosses were also present, watching virtually from their homes. Supporting the event were Chairman Mark Lopez, CEO and President Carlo Katigbak, Chief Operating Officer Cory Vidanes, Chief Content Officer Charo Santos, Star Cinema Executive Adviser Malou Santos, Head of Star Magic Lauren Dyogi, Dreamscape Entertainment Television Head Deo Endrinal, and Cinema One Originals Festival Director Ronald Arguelles.

This iconic event was, of course, attended by Star Cinema Managing Director Olivia Lamasan, Star Music Head Roxy Liquigan, Star Cinema Head of Production Marizel Samson-Martinez, Star Cinema Synergy, Business Development, and New Media Head Enrico Santos, and more Star Cinema executives and creatives.

“U-Turn” is Star Cinema's first full-length movie offering since the lockdown was put in place.

It will stream worldwide beginning tomorrow, October 30 on KTX.ph, iWantTFC, Cignal, and Sky Cable. You can buy tickets for only 150 pesos!

Here's how:



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