Summer is just about to get hotter with these blockbusters lined up for the month of April. Here’s your guide to what’s coming soon on the silver screen, so plan your schedule, book your tickets, and beat the heat by watching your faves in the comfort of SM Cinemas.

Cinema Events

Join us this April as we hold an Exhibitors Screening for the Disney movie, “The First Omen,” on April 3, 2024. VIVA Films will also hold red carpet premieres for two of their films, “SUNNY,” and “Elevator,” on April 8 and April 22, respectively.

The First Omen (Exhibitor's Screening)



Billed as the most terrifying movie of the year, “The First Omen” is a story of a young American woman set to begin a life of service to the church in Rome. But as she begins her spiritual journey, she begins to question her own faith when dark events start happening and she uncovers a conspiracy that is bound to bring life to evil itself. 

“The First Omen” is a prequel to “The Omen,” which was released in 1976, and reveals the story of why a certain group of people are trying to bring the Antichrist to the world. 

Meet the Cast: The movie stars Nell Tiger Free (Myrcella Baratheon from “Game of Thrones”), Sonia Braga (“Kiss of the Spiderwoman”), Tawfeek Barhom (“Boy from Heaven”), Ralph Ieson (“Game of Thrones”, “Harry Potter”, “Chernobyl”) and Bill Nighy (“Love Actually”, “Harry Potter”, “Pirates of the Caribbean”)

Exhibitor’s Screening of “The First Omen” is happening at SM Megamall Director’s Club on April 3, 2024. Registration starts at 9:00 AM and the screening is at 10:00 AM.


SUNNY (Red Carpet Premiere)


Adapted from a Korean movie of the same name, “SUNNY” is a story about a group of friends coming together to give their dying friend, Chona, a send-off she would never forget. We see the story of 7 girls transitioning from happy-go-lucky highschool girls to adults with different circumstances in life. Will the SUNNY girls be complete before Chona bids them goodbye? 

The original version was released in Korea in 2011, and was the year’s second highest-grossing Korean film. Director Jal Zarate and writer Mel Mendoza-del Rosario both have experience in adapting Korean movies for the Filipino audience. Zarate worked on the Pinoy adaptation of “Spellbound,” while del Rosario wrote the Filipino screenplay for “Miracle in Cell No. 7”.

Meet the Cast: The movie features Vina Morales, Angelu de Leon, Sunshine Dizon, Candy Pangilinan, Ana Roces, Katya Santos, and Tanya Garcia, Heaven Peralejo, Bea Binene, Aubrey Caraan, Abby Bautista, Ashtine Olviga, Ashley Diaz, and Heart Ryan.

The Red Carpet Premiere is happening on APril 8, 2024 at SM North Edsa, Cinemas 4 and 8.


Elevator (Red Carpet Premiere)

“Elevator” follows the story of Jared, an OFW working as an elevator boy at a hotel in Singapore. He is also the brainchild of an app that aims to ensure the welfare of his fellow migrant workers in the country. A client of the hotel, Byron, takes an interest in his app, but Jared has to work on his business proposal with Bettina, Byron’s Filipina secretary. Feelings started to develop somewhere along the way but Jared can only choose one thing to prioritize. Will it be love or a better future?

“Elevator” is a production of three local film companies—Rein Entertainment, Viva Films, and Cineko Productions—and a Singaporean producer, Dogma Films. The story is written by Philip King, known for his works in an iWant original series, “Bag Man” and the WeTV original, “Section: St. Valentine - The Disappearance of Divine”.

Meet the Cast: The movie stars Paulo Avelino, Kylie Versoza, Chai Fonacier, and Singaporean actor Adrian Pang.

“Elevator” will have its Red Carpet Premiere at Cinema 2 of SM Megamall on April 22, 2024.

Movies You Don’t Want to Miss

Suga | Agust D Tour ‘D-Day” The Movie (Concert Music)


South Korean rapper and BTS member Suga embarked on a 25-stop tour across 10 cities for “Agust D TOUR”. Don’t fret in case you missed watching Suga perform tracks from his debut studio album, D-Day, live. We’re bringing the experience to you!

Meet the Cast: Be captivated by Suga’s energy, his electrifying music, and his special stages with fellow BTS members RM, Jimin, and Jungkook in this 84-minute cinematic experience that you can catch both in 2D and IMAX!

Show Dates: April 10, 11, 12, and 13, 2024



AESPA: WORLD TOUR in Cinemas  (Concert Music)


Synk: Hyper Line may have missed a Philippine stop but Filipino MYs can finally watch their favorites through the “aespa: World Tour.” Showing in SM Cinemas from April 24-27, 2024, witness how the youngest girl group from SM Entertainment captivated almost 10,000 people in The O2 during their London show. The cinematic experience will also feature a behind-the-scenes interview, letting you in on the girls’ thoughts as they embarked on their very first world tour. 

Meet the Cast: Let leader Karina, vocalist Winter, rapper Giselle, and maknae Ningning bring you to the next level with fierce performances of their top hits from their EPs Savage, Girls, and My World.

Show Dates: April 24-27, 2024


Late Night with the Devil  (Horror)


After a series of unfortunate personal events, including his wife succumbing to lung cancer, host Jack Delroy is determined to turn things around for him and his show. Occultism is the theme he has chosen for his 1977 Halloween episode, where a series of creepy and strange events happen. The live episode is topping the charts, but he soon learns that it’s because there is a price to pay.

The horror film raked in a total of $666,666 revenue on Sunday, March 25, 2024, during its opening weekend. Coincidence or not, head on over to SM Cinemas to find out what happens to Jack and his late night show.

Meet the Cast: David Dastmalchian stars in “Late Night with the Devil” as Jack Delroy. You might have seen him previously in “The Dark Knight”, “Ant Man”, “The Suicide Squad”, and “Dune”.

Show Dates: “Late Night with the Devil” premieres on April 10, 2024


Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire  (Adventure, Comedy)


In 1904, a chilling mystery unfolds as a New York City Fire Department team discovers a frozen massacre in a gentlemen's club, with a lone survivor in a mysterious brass suit. In present-day, Callie Spengler and her family, joined by friends, uncover an ancient artifact's dark power. With the city threatened by a malevolent deity's icy grip, they must navigate treachery, ghosts, and newfound abilities to save New York. As the Ghostbusters face their toughest challenge yet, alliances are tested, secrets revealed, and a battle against the forces of darkness ensues to prevent catastrophic consequences and restore peace.

“Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire” is the fifth installment of the Ghostbusters franchise, following “Ghostbusters: Afterlife,” which was released in 2021.

Meet the Cast: The stars from Afterlife are reprising their roles for this installment: Paul Rudd (“Ant Man”) as Gary Grooberson, Carrie Coon (“The Leftovers”) as Callie Spengler, Finn Wolfhard (“Stranger Things”) as Trevor Spengler, Mckenna Grace (“Gifted) as Phoebe Spengler, Celeste O'Connor (“Madame Web”) as Lucky Domingo, and Logan Kim (“The Walking Dead”) as Podcast. 

Show Dates: “Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire” premieres on April 10, 2024


YOLO  (Comedy)


Encountering challenges in relationships and career, 32-year old bum and couch potato Leying finds solace and purpose in boxing. Despite setbacks, she perseveres, sheds weight, and gains strength both physically and emotionally. In a climactic match, Leying faces a formidable opponent, symbolizing her past struggles. Though defeated, Leying's resilience earns admiration and respect. With newfound confidence, she embraces life's uncertainties, rejecting past toxic relationships, and celebrating her hard-earned victory—a testament to the transformative power of perseverance and self-belief.

"YOLO" is a remake of the 2014 Japanese film "100 Yen Love." Directed by Jia Ling, who also stars as the lead character Leying, the film showcases her versatility as a multi-talented creator. Jia Ling made waves with her directorial debut, "Hi, Mom," which became China's second highest-grossing film, solidifying her as one of the most successful female directors. "YOLO" further cemented her legacy by breaking records as one of the highest-grossing Chinese New Year films in history.

Meet the Cast: Aside from JIa Ling, we also see Lei Jiayin (“A Lifelong Journey”, ?The Longest Day in Chang’an”) play the role of Leying’s trainer, Hao Kun. Zhang Xiaofei, who has also worked with Jia Ling in “Hi, Mom,” plays Leying’s obnoxious sister, Du Ledan.

Show Dates: “YOLO” premieres on April 17, 2024


Arcadian (Action, Special FX)


“Arcadian” follows Paul and his sons as they navigate a post-apocalyptic world teeming with monstrous creatures. Their daily survival revolves around scavenging resources and fortifying their home. Thomas risks danger to see his crush, Charlotte, at the Rose Farm, leading to a perilous accident. Paul sacrifices himself to save Thomas, sustaining severe injuries. As the family fights off the monsters and tends to Paul's wounds, their unity is challenged in a gripping tale of survival.

“Arcadian” is directed by Ben Brewer, who is known for his other award-winning film, “Everything Everywhere All At Once.” The film premiered at the SXSW Film & TV Festival just last month!

Meet the Cast: Veteran actor Nicholas Cage (“Dream Scenario”, “The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent”) plays the role of Paul. Jaeden Martell (“Knives Out) plays Joseph, while Maxwell Jenkins (“Joe Bell”, “Sense8”) plays Thomas. 

Show Dates: “Arcadian” premieres on April 17, 2024 


Mobile Suit Gundam SEED Freedom (Action, Drama) (an SM Exclusive)


All Gundam fans rejoice! “Mobile Suit Gundam SEED Freedom” is finally coming exclusively to SM Cinemas on April 24, 2024. This animated film is a sequel to both the “Mobile Suit Gundam SEED” and “Mobile Suit Gundam SEED Destiny,” and has been in the works since 2006.

"Mobile Suit Gundam SEED Freedom" follows Kira Yamato, a young Coordinator caught in a conflict between Coordinators and Naturals. Piloting the Freedom mobile suit, Kira navigates political intrigue, battles oppression, and confronts personal struggles. His choices shape humanity's destiny, challenging notions of justice and freedom in a war-torn future. 

Meet the Cast: Sōichirō Hoshi lends his voice to protagonist Kira Yamato, Rie Tanaka for Lacus Clyne, Akira Ishida for Athrun Zala, Nanako Mori for Cagalli Yula Athha, and Kenichi Suzumura for Shinn Asuka.

Show Dates: “Mobile Suit Gundam SEED Freedom” premieres on April 24, 2024


From horror, to action, to romantic comedies, to coming-of-age movies—there are a lot of stories to tell in the movies that are coming to SM Cinemas this month. There is something for everyone so check this round-up of all the other films hitting the cinemas this April.

Check out these other films that are hitting the cinemas this April!