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Blockbuster Movies Limit Choice for South Korean Moviegoers

Blockbuster Movies Limit Choice for South Korean Moviegoers

SEOUL, March 21 (Korea Bizwire) — South Koreans now have limited options at the cinema with only a few blockbuster films dominating the big screen. Touted by major movie theater chains, large-budget films from major film studios have been carrying water for the industry, bringing millions of people to the cinema, and coining the term ’10 [...]

Netflix Condemned by South Korean Cinemas for Joint Release of “Okja”

Netflix Condemned by South Korean Cinemas for Joint Release of “Okja”

SEOUL, June 2 (Korea Bizwire) – Okja, director Bong Joon-ho’s action-adventure film that wowed audiences at the Cannes Film Festival, is once again under fire, this time in South Korea, with Netflix choosing to release the film online at the same time as it is released at local theaters.  Along with another Netflix film, The Meyerowitz [...]

CGV Yeouido Is BecomingTransforms Into “Cultureplex” Offering Classical Concerts and Nap Service

CGV Yeouido Is BecomingTransforms Into “Cultureplex” Offering Classical Concerts and Nap Service

SEOUL, April 4 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korea’s largest multiplex cinema chain, CGV, with theaters around the world, is turning its Yeouido branch into what it calls a ‘cultureplex’, at which different types of culture, entertainment and lifestyle events such as performances, art, concerts, exhibitions and napping places will be hosted. This Friday, a classical piano [...]

CJ’s 4D Movie Theaters Draw 10 mln Viewers in Shortest Time This Year

CJ’s 4D Movie Theaters Draw 10 mln Viewers in Shortest Time This Year

SEOUL, Nov. 5 (Korea Bizwire) – Multiplex operator CJ CGV’s four dimensional movie theater, “4DX”, has hit the 10-million global viewer mark in the shortest time period this year, its company said Thursday. The feat was achieved by 187 4DX theaters in 32 countries, including South Korea, China, Japan and the U.S., which exceeded the [...]