‘Ang Pangarap Kong Holdap’ gets cinema slots after appeal from film’s stars
“Ang Pangarap Kong Holdap” initially had a hard time getting cinema slots because of its title, but more theaters have finally opened its doors for the film.
Pepe Herrera on Tuesday announced the good news in an Instagram post captioned: “We did it! Maraming salamat sa tulong niyo. Pinagbuksan na tayo ng Pinto.”
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We did it! Maraming salamat sa tulong niyo. Pinagbuksan na tayo ng Pinto.💚 Updated List of Cinemas for #AngPangarapKongHoldap (showing tomorrow, November 28) – 1. SM Fairview 2. SM Southmall 3. SM Marikina 4. SM East Ortigas 5. SM Sta. Mesa 6. SM San Lazaro 7. SM Cauayan 8. SM Clark 9. SM Pampanga 10. SM Cabanatuan 11. SM Telabastagan 12. SM Bacoor 13. SM Dasmarñas 14. SM Legaspi 15. SM Cebu 16. SM Seaside 17. SM Iloilo 18. SM Davao 19. SM Lanang 20. SM City North EDSA 21. SM Megamall 22. SM City Manila 23. Robinsons Galleria Ortigas 24. Gateway Cineplex 25. Fishermall Malabon 26. Sta. Lucia East Grand Mall 27. Greenhills Theater Mall 28. Gaisano Davao 29. Gaisano Tagum 30. Gaisano Gensan Thank you Gaisano. Thank you Greenhills Mall. Thank you Sta. Lucia East Grand Mall, thank you Gateway, thank you Robinsons. Hopefully and prayerfully, Ayala Malls will open their doors to us also.💚 Please continue helping us dear fellowmen. We just want everyone to laugh and be happy. Para sa ating lahat itong pelikula na ito.💚
“Please continue helping us dear fellowmen. We just want everyone to laugh and be happy. Para sa ating lahat itong pelikula na ito,” he added.
Paolo Contis, one of the film’s lead actors, aired his disappointments over the weekend as they were told its title would send a negative message to viewers.
“Isang malungkot na araw!” Contis wrote. “‘Ang Pangarap kong Holdap’ cannot get cinema slots. According to them, the movie is sending a bad connotation to the public because of its title.”
He maintained that the film’s purpose was to “entertain our audience and give a good laugh for less than 2 hours.”
Contis added: “This is our own way of making it light for the Filipino people. We think what you’re doing is the REAL HOLDAP.”
Meanwhile, Herrera was saddened by the movie’s “bad connotation to the public,” but remained “the audience is evolving. Mas matalino at mas mapanuri. If a content is dedicated purely to entertain, I believe the audience will feel it.”
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By this time, you might have heard of our struggle. to get cinema slots. They say the movie is sending a bad connotation to the public. I understand the concern. Sort of. But times are changing. The audience is evolving. Mas matalino at mas mapanuri. If a content is dedicated purely to entertain, I believe the audience will feel it. At yun lang naman ang pakay namin. Ang magpatawa at ibahagi yung mga patawa na nakakapagpatawa sa amin. Kaya pakiusap, cinema owners, let us entertain the people. I assure you, the crime rate in the Philippines will not rise because of our Film. Baka nga bumaba pa. hehe. Kasi pangontra naman sa kahit anong masama ang pagtawa. Kaya sige na. Papasukin niyo na kami sa mga sinehan niyo. Pag ginawa niyo yun, panalo lahat tayo.💚
He added: “Kaya pakiusap, cinema owners, let us entertain the people. I assure you, the crime rate in the Philippines will not rise because of our Film.”
“Ang Pangarap Kong Holdap,” starring Contis, Herrera, Jerald Napoles, Jelson Bay, and Pen Medina, is written and directed by Marius Talampas. /jpv
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