Watching movie with a twist. Why not? Star Movies added a whole lot of fun and a bit of challenge which surely kept moviegoers on their feet, dancing all day and all night with this year’s Star Movies Move-A-Thon 2016 which happened last June 27, 2016.
Star Movies Move-A-Thon 2016, was a differnt kind of movie marathon happened in House Manila at Resorts World Manila. In there, groups of avid film viewers danced up to 24 hours from 5A.M. to 5A.M the following day. All for the chance to take home the grand prize of PHP200,000 and to be declared the Philippines’ ultimate film lovers.
The Star Movies Move-A-Thon is the channel’s seventh movie marathon, and it was the first time that viewers were allowed to compete in teams. So the toughest team will get the prize money.
WOW! 24 hours, of non-stop dancing? Here are the list of movies shown during the Star Movies Move-a-thon:
- Magic Mike XXL
- Dirty Dancing
- Pitch Perfect 2
- Happy Feet 2
- Mama Mia
Participants were not allowed to sit down. That’s really hard. I heard after a few hours during the competition, there were groups who already quitted.
Not only did the teams have to move continuously throughout the contest, all, while enjoying memorable films, had to go through various challenges in order to earn their bathroom breaks. Contestants scrambled to follow the rigid requirements of the movie marathon while thinking of their teammates’ physical comfort, resulting in a fun and chaotic dance-party-slash-movie marathon that went down in Star Movies history.
In the end of the Star Movies Move-A-Thon 2016 challenge, the last team dancing and watching will be declared as the winner of the movie marathon plus all members will take ome and sharefor the grand prize of PHP200,000.
With each movie binge embracing a different theme, Star Movies marathons have been highly successful, garnering thousands of entries each time. Starting with a straight-up movie marathon with unlimited food and drinks in 2010, the Star Movies marathon was upgraded with a fitness theme with yoga and other physical challenges in 2012; a rigid boot camp theme in 2013, where the grand prize was awarded to just one hardy individual; and a scare-a-thon of all horror movies in 2015, where 500 participants were required to sit completely still until one winner remained.
“We were so excited to continue Star Movies’ tradition of exciting movie marathons this year and add another cool twist to up the game. Star Movies Move-A-Thon certainly brought the most dedicated film lovers out of the woodwork and onto the dance floor, and we’re proud to be handing the prize over this year to those who really worked for it, had a lot of fun, and really deserved it,” said Charo Espedido, Director and Head of Marketing for FOX International Channels.
The grand winner for this year’s Star Movies Move-A-Thon… The KPop Moveathoners.
Team Members: Regiely Prado, Liezl Cruz, PAul Ian Lorica, Michael John Prado, John Wilford Prado.