MMFF 2021 flops on its first day at box office – report

Published December 26, 2021, 6:45 AM

by Robert Requintina

Where have all the movie fans gone?

The 2021 Metro Manila Film Festival got off to a slow start, as moviegoers cited the lack of child-friendly flicks.

In a report by MJ Felipe of ABS-CBN on Christmas Day, movie fans also noted the rainy weather and the restrictions to eat inside the theaters as other factors that kept them away from cinemas.

The full report of ABS-CBN as posted on its Facebook:

“Hindi gaya noong bago magpandemya, kaunti ang mga nagtungo sa mga sinehang ito sa Metro Manila bandang hapon ngayong Pasko.

“Kasalukuyang tampok sa mga sinehan ang mga pelikulang kalahok sa Metro Manila Film Festival.

“Ayon sa ilang staff at customer, ilan sa mga dahilan na nakaapekto sa mas kakaunting manonood ay ang paghahanap ng ilang customer ng mas children-friendly na mga pelikula, pagbabawal ng pagkain sa loob ng sinehan, at paminsan-minsan at kalat-kalat na pag-ulan. Ulat ni MJ Felipe, ABS-CBN News.”

There are eight movies at this year’s film festival. It will run until Jan 7, 2022.

Last year, the MMFF went digital because of the pandemic that restricted the public from going to the theaters. This year, the MMFF went back to movie houses.

 
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