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Seoul—Aug 23, 2015

CJ 4DPLEX Strengthens Partnership with China's Wanda Cinema Line Adding Second Site in Jingkai, Dalian

CJ 4DPLEX announced today that it is expanding it's strategic partnership with Wanda Cinema Line, the largest movie theater chain in the world, adding a second 4DX theatre, this time at the chain's Jingkai location in Dalian province on 29th of August. With this opening, now 4DX is available in 34 theatres in China, and expects to operate 54 sites with opening 20 more sites by the end of this year.

Since CJ 4DPLEX and Wanda Cinema Line opened its first 4DX movie theatre in Ganghui, Dalian in February 2015, 4DX has been gearing up to increase its market share in China after seeing the success in that location over the last six months.
 
The 4DX theatre at Wanda Cinema's Ganghui location in China's Dalian province has performed remarkably with high occupancy rates whenever the newest hollywood blockbusters are released. In 4DX, ‘Fast & Furious 7’ logged an occupancy rate of 80% in its opening-weekend. ‘Jurassic World’, a huge grosser at the worldwide box-office, became a massive hit bringing with it a 70% occupancy rate in the first week. Furthermore, opening-weekend 4DX performances for local films such as ‘Monkey King: Hero is Back’ and ‘Dragon Blade’ have also been impressive, recording over 50% occupancy rates.
 
“It's a great honor that along side an entertainment giant like Wanda Cinema Line, we can bring 4DX to more of the Chinese audience who are fully enjoying being immersed in the movie. We strongly believe that 4DX will see sustainable growth in the Chinese market based on the latest performance we have already seen.  We look forward to maintaining a lasting and strong partnerships with Wanda Cinema Line.” said Byung Hwan Choi, CEO of CJ 4DPLEX.
 
The opening ceremony was held on the 23rd of August with a pre-screening event being offered to audiences to experience box office movie trailers with 4DX for free prior to the official opening. The opening title of Terminator Genisys, the Hollywood action blockbuster film, perfectly synchronized with 4DX, will be screened at the Grand Opening August 29.  Moreover, the highly anticipated film, 'Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation’ will be released immediately after on September 8, having attracted a great expectation of a lot of Chinese moviegoers. 
 
In particular, 4DX has introduced a new motion chair model equipped with more comfortable cushions at the Wanda Cinema in Jingkai, in order to suit Chinese moviegoers preferring the cinema to be a spacious and comfortable environment. The new addition, rainstorm, joins 4DX environmental effects, motion, water, fog, wind, air, lightning, bubbles, ticklers, scents and vibration. The new effect will create a more immersive experience for on-screen inclement weather simulations.
 
4DX was developed by CJ 4DPLEX and was successfully deployed on a commercial scale for the first time to the world in 2009. It combines moving and vibrating seats with wind, strobes, fog, rain, and scent-based effects, all of which are synchronized to the action on screen. The 4DX technology enhances the on-screen visuals of action-packed blockbusters, stimulating all five senses through special editing by a team of skilled editors, maximizing the feeling of immersion within the movie. There are now more than 24,000 4DX seats operating in 189 theatres in 34 countries. 
 
 
About CJ 4DPLEX: CJ 4DPLEX is the world’s first 4D cinema company, headquartered in Seoul with international offices in Los Angeles and Beijing. The company created 4DX, the first and leading 4D cinema technology for feature films, providing moviegoers with an immersive cinematic experience that utilizes all five senses, allowing the audience to connect with movies with motion, vibration, water, wind, snow, lighting, scents, and other special effects that enhance the visuals on-screen. CJ 4DPLEX brings 4DX auditoriums to exhibition partners along with 4DX codes of both major Hollywood blockbusters and local titles. Each auditorium incorporates motion-based seating synchronized with over 20 different effects and optimized by a team of skilled editors, maximizing the feeling of immersion within the movie, beyond the limits of audio and video. Since 2009, more than 300 Hollywood titles have been screened in 4DX. As of November 2016, 4DX reaches over 38,000 seats in operation at more than 309 auditoriums in 42 countries. CJ 4DPLEX Directory page About Wanda Cinema Line: Established in 2005, Wanda Cinema Corporation Limited is a subsidiary of Wanda Group. As of June 30, 2016, Wanda Cinemas was operating 320 theatres in nearly 120 cities in China as well as major cities in Australia and New Zealand. With 2,789 total screens, Wanda Cinemas accounted for approximately 14% of China’s market share in terms of box office revenue, ranking No. 1 in the China market for the seventh consecutive year. In 2015, Wanda Cinemas grossed 6.3 billion yuan in box office revenue.

With “prioritizing audience value and their movie going experience” as its business philosophy, over the years Wanda Cinemas has worked to provide high-standard design and construction, high-class exhibition technologies, and high-quality standardized services, offering the cinema environment of choice for more than 70 million Wanda fan club members.

In 2015, Wanda Cinemas officially announced its “membership +” strategy, aiming at building a world-leading cinema lifestyle ecosystem, marking its transformation from a cinema chain to a technological platform and ecosystem-based company.
 

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