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Mario Bautista, has been with the entertainment industry for more than 4 decades. He writes regular columns for People's Journal and Malaya.

Sep 28, 2015

Sarah Geronimo Sings 'Felix Manalo' Theme Song, Advanced Ticket Sales Now Available In Theaters Nationwide

SARAH GERONIMO IS honored to sing the theme song of “Felix Manalo” composed by Louie Ocampo. Although she’s with ABS, Sarah is actually managed by Viva Entertainment so she can sing the theme song of “Felix Manalo”, which is produced by Viva. Sarah is also invited to the world premiere of the movie at Philippine Arena on Sunday, October 4. About 100 stars involved in the movie will also be attending. This will be shown on a special five-story high screen (120 meters by 40 meters) and aims to make it to the Guinness Book of World Records for having the largest audience attendance in a movie’s premiere night and a film screening.

Do you know that the movie’s director, Joel Lamangan, actually shot a film that can run for seven hours (ala Lav Diaz, right?) But only three hours of the shot footage in included in the final print. They now plan to show the whole thing (with the deleted parts to be included) as a series to be aired on the Iglesia’s own channel, Net 25. Viva execs who have seen an advanced print of “Felix Manalo” say that the movie is so fast paced you won’t feel its three hour running time, thanks to the superb direction by Joel Lamangan and the masterful portrayal of Dennis Trillo in the title role.

Viva is leaving no stone unturned in promoting the movie as they now offer advanced ticket selling for “Felix Manalo”. They do this all the time for Hollywood blockbusters, but this is the first time this happens to a local film. You can now get tickets for its opening day on October 7 from the some 300 theaters nationwide where it will be shown.