‘London Has Fallen’ Premiere: An Elegant and Action-Packed Night at the Uptown Cinema

Vengeance must be profound; it should be absolute.

So were the words of a dangerous man who will stop at nothing to exact revenge on the president of the United States. And that’s exactly what he did.

London Has Fallen

When news broke out that the British Prime Minister has died, world leaders flocked to the capital city to pay their respects. Unfortunately for them, Barkawi, the FBI’s #6 most wanted terrorist has crafted a very elaborate plan to take out the leaders in one clean swoop.

One by one, each world leader met its untimely and gruesome death as the different landmarks in London were decimated.

Fans of this kind of genre are going to love the action-packed minutes that followed. Chaos ensued as soon as the first gunshot was fired. All of a sudden, terrorists disguised as police escorts started downing men (even women).

Everywhere you look, someone’s getting shot. A gunman, agent, and even civilian falls on the ground, lifeless one after the other.

A car is being blown up. Buildings are being torn apart–the Parliament, Westminster Abbey, and the iconic London Bridge.

It’s one of those movies that doesn’t hold back when it comes to violence. The bloodbath is enough to make even hardcore action fans get caught off guard. You’ll clearly see heads getting blown off or eye sockets being stabbed repeatedly. It’s fun and gory at the same time.

In the middle of the gunfight, Secret Service agent Mike Banning (Gerard Butler), tries his best to protect President Asher (Aaron Eckhart) and keep him alive. He’s also trying to stay alive because he has a pregnant wife back home.

The quest for vengeance is a very strong driving force in the movie. Barkawi, the mastermind terrorist, has done everything in his power to avenge his deceased loved ones. And that meant capturing the President of the United States and executing him live, in front of billions of viewers.

Banning does his best to protect the president. Although the fight scenes are fun to watch, there’d be times when you’d start to wonder if it’s even realistic at all because he can single-handedly take down armed men. But I guess that’s explained by his job. He’s not part of the Secret Service for nothing, anyway.

The question is, will the terrorists be able to capture the most powerful man in the world and kill him with the whole world watching?

Of course, you’d have to watch the movie to find out. But if there’s anything you need to know, it’s that Mike Banning will fight to the death to do his job.

The luxurious Uptown Cinema experience

London Has Fallen is a good (even fun) movie to watch. It’s got the right mix of drama and a lot of action that makes every minute worth your stay.

But do you know what made the experience even better?

The cinema.

Uptown Cinema is one awesome haven for moviegoers. Movie buffs are absolutely going to love watching the latest flick here because it offers an experience unlike any other.

Located at the 3rd floor of Uptown Mall in BGC, the cinema sports state-of-the-art screens and sound systems that provide moviegoers with crystal clear images. They utilize the Dolby Atmos technology, a multidimensional surround system that results in crisp sounds, making the movie experience more immersive.

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The plush armchairs are a great respite from the usual cramped cinema seats. You’ll have enough leg room, so you don’t have to be restricted to sitting stiffly. You can rest your head comfortably and extend your leg and not have to worry about bothering the person seated in front.

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There’s a VIP cinema where you can enjoy a more intimate and luxurious movie time. It has 84 luxurious reclining seats and the chairs come with buttons that lets you order popcorn and drinks so you don’t have to get up and miss any scene.

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An elegant premiere night

On March 2, the Uptown Cinema became the venue for London Has Fallen’s premiere night. It was an elegant and fun-filled night attended by not just movie fans but also TV personalities, models, and prominent fashion celebrities.

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Each attendee got to experience the red carpet treatment for the VIP screening. Guests paraded down the red carpet and had their photos taken and proceeded to the cocktail area where they were served with sumptuous treats.

London Has Fallen Premiere Dion Ignacio

GMA artist Dion Ignacio

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Ms. Shaena Manzano, Marketing Manager of Uptown Cinemas, Ms. Tefel Pesigan-Valentino, SAVP for Marketing and Business Development Megaworld Lifestyle Malls, and fashion director Robby Carmona

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Radio jock Karen Bordador

You’ll feel extra special when you’re greeted by beautifully dressed usherettes at the entrance, painted with pretty smiles on their faces. They’re very welcoming and accommodating to your concerns.

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No other feeling can top being treated like VIP in a movie screening in a place as luxurious as Uptown Cinemas.

That being said, you definitely need to come here and catch the latest blockbusters. There’s no reason to sit through a movie in a not-so-pleasant environment. Why settle for that when you can have the best time in comfy seats, impressive audio and video, and accommodating staff?

The Uptown Cinema is located in Uptown Mall at 9th Ave. corner 36th St. Uptown Bonifacio, Taguig.

Additional photos courtesy of Uptown Mall (@uptownmall_) and Screenrant.com

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