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Performing Arts Scene Set to Resume Onstage Shows on Eased Two-seat-apart Rule

Performing Arts Scene Set to Resume Onstage Shows on Eased Two-seat-apart Rule

SEOUL, Feb. 1 (Korea Bizwire) — The South Korean musical scene is rolling up its sleeves to resume onstage shows that have been suspended for nearly two months, as the health authorities eased the two-seat-apart rule starting Monday. Earlier this week, the authorities decided to extend the second-highest social distancing measures in the country’s five-tier [...]

Pixar’s Animated Film ‘Soul’ Brings Moviegoers Back to Theaters

Pixar’s Animated Film ‘Soul’ Brings Moviegoers Back to Theaters

SEOUL, Jan. 25 (Korea Bizwire) — Pixar’s latest animated film “Soul” has been jazzing up South Korean movie theaters, which have been nearly empty for months due to the resurgence of the novel coronavirus, data showed Monday. Released last Wednesday, “Soul” attracted 303,000 people over the Friday-Sunday period, raising its total admissions to 400,000, according [...]

Musical Industry Calls for Eased Social Distancing Rules in Theaters

Musical Industry Calls for Eased Social Distancing Rules in Theaters

SEOUL, Jan. 20 (Korea Bizwire) — The musical theater industry has called for eased social distancing rules at performance venues, citing the difficulty in continuing shows under the government’s current coronavirus restrictions. A group of workers in the industry on Tuesday pleaded with the government to mitigate the virus restrictions that require all members of [...]

State-run Cultural Facilities in Seoul to Reopen This Week as COVID-19 Cases Stabilize

State-run Cultural Facilities in Seoul to Reopen This Week as COVID-19 Cases Stabilize

SEOUL, Jan. 18 (Korea Bizwire) — A group of major state-run cultural facilities in Seoul will reopen later this week, the culture ministry said Monday, amid signs of the third wave of the coronavirus slowing down. The ministry said 17 national cultural facilities in Seoul, including museums, art museums and theaters, will accept visitors starting [...]

Pandemic Brings End to Netflix vs. Theater Struggle on Theatrical Release Practice

Pandemic Brings End to Netflix vs. Theater Struggle on Theatrical Release Practice

SEOUL, Nov. 12 (Korea Bizwire) — As the latest Netflix original film, “Hillbilly Elegy,” has hit screens of South Korea’s two biggest multiplex chains of CJ CGV and Lotte Cinema, the yearslong conflict between major theaters and the global streaming giant has apparently come to an end amid the COVID-19 pandemic. CGV and Lotte Cinema [...]

New Regulations Mean Better Movie Theater Evacuation Videos for the Disabled

New Regulations Mean Better Movie Theater Evacuation Videos for the Disabled

SEOUL, April 23 (Korea Bizwire) — In the future, evacuation guidance videos for the disabled will also be provided in movie theaters before the movie starts. In the wake of the revision of the revised enforcement rules, the National Fire Agency (NFA) said Wednesday that movie theaters that have newly opened or undergone renovations with [...]

Theaters, Performing Arts See Sharp Decline in Revenues Due to Coronavirus

Theaters, Performing Arts See Sharp Decline in Revenues Due to Coronavirus

SEOUL, March 30 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean cinemas and the performing arts have seen a sharp decline in revenues in the fallout from the coronavirus pandemic, data showed Monday. Local cinema chains, including industry leader CGV, posted a combined 219.3 billion won (US$179.8 million) in sales from January to the fourth week of March, [...]