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'Cinemajam' -- the PH's first music and movie fest

October 27, 2013

YellowBrix

Oct. 27--Before the end of 2013, Filipinos are in for something big and unique in entertainment. The country's first-ever outdoor music and movie festival, Crizal Transitions Cinemajam, will take place at on November 30 at Circuit Makati's events ground.

On Tuesday, Essilor, the global company that owns and distributes Crizal eyeglass lenses, officially launched Cinemajam with a press conference at Aracama in Bonifacio Global City.

"We have been in the Philippines for 25 years and this is the first time we are going mainstream," Jinky Navo, Essilor marketing manager told The Manila Times. "[This is our first event so] we want the concept to be a 'first'."

With this as the objective, Essilor came up with an idea of an outdoor music and movie festival that runs through broad daylight all the way to a moonlit night. Navo shared that such an activity would showcase how their line of Crizal Transitions lenses can be worn from dawn to dusk.

Crizal Transitions lens is the world's leading photochromic lens. According to Dr. Kyle Gallas, Essilor Philippines commercial manager, photochromic lenses are capable of adjusting to any lighting condition: crystal clear indoors, gray in cloudy skies, and black outdoors. He added that their product is the only lens in the market that is coated with UV protection on both sides.

Festival-goers will be up for a myriad of new entertainment experiences with Cinemajam's shifting perspectives as it kicks off with a fun afternoon fair segueing into a sunset music festival, and capped with an evening movie marathon and after-party concert.

Navo revealed the top bands, special movies, and a host of exciting activities that are in store for Cinemajam.

Limitless, an action thriller starring Bradley Cooper, is one of the movies up for showing

Limitless, an action thriller starring Bradley Cooper, is one of the movies up for showing

Two movies, Love, Actually and Limitless have been chosen to highlight Crizal Transitions' message of "seeing life in a bright light," offering viewers different, enlightening takes on loving and living.

The romantic comedy Love, Actually is a feel-good movie on the delirious joys and bittersweet sorrows of love. Limitless, meanwhile, is an action thriller on the extremes a man will push himself in pursuit of perfection. Bradley Cooper plays a writer who takes an experimental drug that allows him to fully use his intellectual faculties.

Bamboo, Itchyworms, Callalily, Moonstar 88 and GraceNote, are set to create sunset symphony of awesome music when they each render their special brand of rock and indie pop.

Besides these, a free vision screening at the Optical Village section will be available for guests who want to have their eyes checked. Thrill-seekers, on the other hand, can choose among karting, bungee jumping, skating and kiteflying to get their kicks. Games and raffle prizes also await lucky guests.

Essilor Philippines general manager Dr. Emelita Roleda announced at the end of the launch that more than just one big party, that the music and movie festival will also benefit the World Vision organization.

Tickets are available from Ticketworld. Get two free tickets with every pair of Crizal Transitions, available in all optical centers in the country.

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