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CJ CGV to Open 100 ScreenX Theaters with Cineworld Deal

CJ CGV to Open 100 ScreenX Theaters with Cineworld Deal

SEOUL, Jun. 14 (Korea Bizwire) — CJ CGV has signed a deal with Cineworld, the world’s second-largest cinema chain, to open 100 more ScreenX locations across the world, the largest South Korean cinema chain said Thursday. The deal was signed at the CineEurope 2018 event in Barcelona, Spain, on Wednesday (local time). Developed with South [...]

500th CGV 4DX Theater Launched in France

500th CGV 4DX Theater Launched in France

PARIS, April 4 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean movie theater chain CJ CGV has opened its 500th 4DX theater at a cinema operated by French counterpart Pathé located in Thiais, a commune in the Parisian suburbs. Developed by CJ CGV’s subsidiary CJ 4DPLEX, theaters with 4DX technology support physical stimuli such as moving seats, wind, [...]

Eyebrows Raised as CJ CGV Plans Potentially Offensive PR Event

Eyebrows Raised as CJ CGV Plans Potentially Offensive PR Event

SEOUL, Mar. 29 (Korea Bizwire) — CJ CGV, South Korea’s largest multiplex chain, has come under criticism for a promotional event that asks customers to dress and speak like “foreigners” for discounts, with many voicing concerns that it could potentially prompt borderline racism. The world’s fifth-largest multiplex theater company announced Wednesday that it will offer [...]

S. Korea’s Top Theater Chain Starts Accepting Samsung Pay

S. Korea’s Top Theater Chain Starts Accepting Samsung Pay

SEOUL, Dec. 4 (Korea Bizwire) — Samsung Electronics Co. said users of its mobile transaction system, Samsung Pay, are able to make payments at the country’s top theater chain CJ CGV as of Monday. While CJ CGV theaters accepted Samsung Pay in 2015 after the service was first launched, the two companies later suspended cooperation [...]

CJ CGV Opens First 4DX Movie Theater in Australia

CJ CGV Opens First 4DX Movie Theater in Australia

SEOUL, Oct. 26 (Korea Bizwire) — A subsidiary of South Korea’s largest cinema chain, CJ CGV, said Thursday it has recently opened its first 4DX movie theater in Australia. The new facility is situated inside the Australian cinema chain Village Cinemas’ venue at Century City Walk mall in downtown Melbourne, according to CJ 4DXPlex Co. [...]

Box-office Success of ‘Battleship Island’ Overshadows Competition

Box-office Success of ‘Battleship Island’ Overshadows Competition

SEOUL, Aug. 2 (Korea Bizwire) — Korean blockbuster “The Battleship Island” has reigned at the box office for seven days since it opened last Wednesday. But its record-shattering success has rekindled a years-long dispute over big-budget films’ monopoly of screens that stifles competition and impedes diversity. Directed by Ryoo Seung-wan of “Veteran” and starring Hwang [...]