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Theaters Expand Premium IMAX, Dolby Screens to Lure More Moviegoers

Theaters Expand Premium IMAX, Dolby Screens to Lure More Moviegoers

SEOUL, July 21 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean cinema chains are expanding premium large format auditoriums in a bid to meet rising customers’ demand for better picture and sound in theaters. CJ CGV, the country’s largest multiplex operator, opened a new IMAX screen at its theater in Cheongju, some 109 kilometers south of Seoul, earlier [...]

Tickets Nearly Sold Out for Livestreaming of Upcoming BTS Concert at Movie Theaters

Tickets Nearly Sold Out for Livestreaming of Upcoming BTS Concert at Movie Theaters

SEOUL, Feb. 25 (Korea Bizwire) — Tickets to remotely watch the upcoming BTS concert at movie theaters have nearly sold out, reflecting the high fan interest in the group’s first in-person concert in Seoul in two years, officials said Friday. Some 36,000 tickets for “live viewing” of the K-pop superstars’ concert on March 12 at [...]

Theaters Say Special-purpose Screens Should be Exempt from Screen Quota System

Theaters Say Special-purpose Screens Should be Exempt from Screen Quota System

SEOUL, Dec. 13 (Korea Bizwire) — The South Korean film industry, which is already facing significant challenges due to the prolonged COVID-19 pandemic, is facing another hurdle — screen quota system. South Korea currently has a screen quota system to protect local films from big-budget Hollywood flicks. The system requires theaters to fill 73 days [...]

Performing Arts, Film Industries On Edge as Toughest Social Distancing Takes Effect

Performing Arts, Film Industries On Edge as Toughest Social Distancing Takes Effect

SEOUL, July 12 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s performing arts and film scenes, which have been anticipating the return of fans, are on edge as the toughest social distancing in the greater Seoul area against coronavirus infections may affect the recent mood of recovery. The country has reported more than 1,000 daily coronavirus infections for [...]

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 [...]