The recent Los Angeles, San Francisco and New Jersey premieres of
In My Life were box-office hits, drawing full-capacity
attendance in all screenings and venues. This Star Cinema film is the much awaited comeback of the Star for All Seasons, multi-awarded actress and current Batangas
province governor Vilma Santos.
Thousands of fans lined up at Alex Theatre in Glendale (Southern California), Fox Theatre in Redwood City (Northern California), and George W. Newman Theatre in Rutherford, New Jersey last September to watch the film and to see Gov. Santos, John Lloyd Cruz, and Luis Manzano who graced all the premieres.
The last time fans caught Vilma Santos onscreen was in Mano Po 3: My Love in 2004.
My Life offers you a different Vilma Santos, a different John Lloyd
Cruz and a different Luis Manzano," said the film's director, Olivia
Lamasan, who was behind the blockbusters Milan, Sana Maulit Muli,
Got 2 Believe and Madrasta. "You have to see the genuine chemistry
among these three actors who are together for the first time in a movie.
This is also a unique film because it presents a mother in her fifties,
thinking that she's been through all and seen it all, when in actuality,
a new chapter in her life is just beginning."
Even with the sterling success of the film, Gov. Santos and the stars were thinking of the victims of typhoon Ondoy that devastated the Philippines. She asked for donations from the moviegoers to help her province of Batangas in its rehabilitation and clean-up efforts. ABS-CBN International's Starry Starry Store donated a dollar each for every premiere ticket sold in San Francisco and New Jersey. Gov. Santos also sought donations during the premiere of In My Life in Canada.
"These sold-out premieres clearly demonstrate that the Filipinos in the U.S. have fully embraced the return of the best of Philippine cinema to the big screen," said Kerwin Du, ABS-CBN North America's head of theatricals. "They relish the experience of watching quality films where they belong: the movie theater. They are enthusiastic about seeing their favorite stars in person. For us in ABS-CBN, we are gratified to be able to give our kapamilya what they want wherever they are: the best in Philippine entertainment."
In My Life is now on its regular theatrical run in the following cities:
SAN DIEGO (October 2-15)
UA Horton Plaza
475 Horton Plaza
San Diego, CA 92101
JERSEY CITY (October 9-15)
AMC Loews Newport Center
30 Mall Drive West
Jersey City, NJ 07310
LOS ANGELES-CERRITOS (October 9-15)
Cerritos Stadium Cinema
12761 Towne Center Drive
Cerritos, CA 90701
For information on the abovementioned theaters, please call 800.227.9676.
NEW YORK (October 20-22)
The ImaginAsian Theater
239 E 59th St
New York, NY 10022
CHICAGO (October 23-29)
The Pickwick Theatre 1
17 South Prospect Avenue
Park Ridge, IL 60068