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  • CGV Opens World’s Largest Multiplex IMAX Screen in Seoul
  • by Pierce Conran /  Jul 28, 2017
  • Revamped Yongsan Location Features Dedicated PARK Chan-wook Screen
     

    CGV Cinemas, the top exhibitor in South Korea, unveiled the world’s largest multiplex IMAX screen at its revamped Yongsan location in Central Seoul on July 18th.

    Measuring 31 meters across and 22.4 meters top to bottom, the screen is approximately five times larger than a standard theater screen, while the IMAX projector beams an image that is about 50% brighter than normal venues and twice as sharp. 

    The largest IMAX screen in the world remains at the standalone IMAX in Melbourne, which measures 32 meters wide by 23 meters high. Until late last year, the title belonged to the Darling Harbour location in Sydney, which measured 35 meters across. That location is being renovated and will be reopened in 2019.

    The Yongsan IMAX screen is currently showing Christopher Nolan’s Dunkirk, with showtimes selling out soon after going on sale.

    The new CGV Yongsan features a total of 20 screens and 3,888 seats. Beyond the IMAX screen, the location also boasts the first 4DX Screen X venue, which combines the 4DX technology, which employs moving chairs and wind, rain, fog and scent effects, with the panoramic three-screen 4DX technology. 

    Another screen is dedicated to filmmaker PARK Chan-wook and will exclusively show arthouse fare. Part of the ticket sales for the theater will go towards supporting the local independent film industry.
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