'A Moment In Time' premiere draws large crowd


Posted at Feb 13 2013 06:26 PM | Updated as of Feb 14 2013 02:32 AM

Coco, Julia seen holding hands at premiere night

MANILA, Philippines -- The red-carpet premiere of the romance-drama film "A Moment In Time" on Tuesday drew a large crowd, including celebrities who showed support for lead stars Coco Martin and Julia Montes.

Coco Martin and Julia Montes at the premiere night of "A Moment In Time" on Tuesday

Directed by Emmanual Quindo Palo, the Valentine offering of Star Cinema had its premiere screening at SM Megamall in Ortigas, a day before the movie was released in theaters nationwide on Wednesday.

A large crowd eagerly waited for Martin and Montes, as well as the other cast members of "A Moment In Time." But several other TV personalities first graced the red carpet, drawing cheers from the fans who trooped to the cinema.

Among those who attended the premiere night were Melissa Ricks, Paul Jake Castillo, Eda Nolan, Lotlot de Leon, John Medina, Miles Ocampo, Marco Gumabao, Arron Villaflor, Neil Coleta, William Lorenzo and Dawn Zulueta.

Before the start of the screening, the cast of "A Moment In Time" -- Martin, Montes, Gabby Concepcion, Ella Cruz, Joseph Marco, Manuel Chua, Joj and Jai Agpangan, and PJ Endrinal -- appeared together on stage to thank their fans.

Several fan clubs were in attendance, including those of Cruz, Marco, Martin, Montes, and the two Kapamilya stars' "love team."

The "Walang Hanggan" pair was also seen holding hands upon entering the cinema.

"Sobrang nakaka-nerbyos, kasi syempre kahit sobrang dami ko nang nagawang pelikula, ito sobrang init talaga ng pagtanggap sa amin, sa dami ng tao na nagpunta, kaya anglaki ng pressure para sa amin lalo," Martin told ABS-CBN News shortly before the screening.

Montes added: "Syempre ang goal namin magpasaya, at 'yung malaman namin na nagbigay sila ng time dito para makasama kami, sobrang pressure na 'yun samin, so sana talaga magawa namin 'yung goal namin... Lalo naming pinagbubutihan."