MANILA, May 19, 2018 — The Walt Disney Company Philippines and Ayala Malls Cinemas joined forces together May 17 in holding the first-ever exclusive screening of Lucasfilm’s “Solo: A Star Wars Story” in the Philippines.
The premiere was held in Glorietta 4 in Makati and was attended by Star Wars fans and celebrities from various fields.
The screening was preceded by a flurry of Star Wars-themed festivities around Glorietta 4, the main highlight of which was the unveiling of the 7.4-ft statue of the galaxy’s most famous Wookie and Han Solo’s trusted co-pilot, Chewbacca.
As a way of celebrating the release of “Solo: A Star Wars Story,” costumed troopers of the Philippine Garrison of the 501st Legion (the official Star Wars fan group recognized by Lucasfilm) surprised mall-goers with a parade inside Glorietta 4. Earlier, patrons entering the mall were pleasantly shocked to find troopers posted as security at selected entrances.
Not to be outdone, members of Fightsaber PH delighted fans with an impromptu lightsaber exhibition.
The Chewbacca statue can now be seen and photographed at the cinema level of Glorietta 4 and will be toured to other Ayala Malls in the succeeding days. Fans may check with https://www.facebook.com/AyalaMallsCinemas/ for details.
“Solo: A Star Wars Story” opens in Philippine cinemas on Wednesday, May 23, 2018. Join the conversation online by using the hashtags #HanSolo and #StarWarsPH. You may book your seats via www.sureseats.com to book your tickets.
About Solo: A Star Wars Story
Board the Millennium Falcon and journey to a galaxy far, far away in Solo: A Star Wars Story, an all-new adventure with the most beloved scoundrel in the galaxy. Through a seres of daring escapades deep within a dark and dangerous criminal underworld, Han Solo meets his mighty future copilot Chewbacca and encounters the notorious gambler Lando Calrissian, in a journey that will set the course of one of the Star Wars saga’s most unlikely heroes.
Directed by Ron Howard, the film stars Alden Ehrenreich, Donald Glover, Woody Harrelson, Emilia Clarke, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Joonas Suotamo, Thandie Newton, and Paul Bettany.