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Los Angeles—Jan 23, 2017
CJ CGV’s Flagship U.S. Theatre Holds Grand Opening January 27 In Buena Park
World’s Top 5 Movie Theatre Giant Set to Become Leading Exhibitor of Both Hollywood and South Korean Films Subtitled in Asian Languages – Starting with
Resident Evil: The Final Chapter and The King (
First Site in U.S. to Feature Both 4DX and ScreenX Immersive Cinema Technologies
CJ CGV (www.cgvcinemas.com), will open its flagship U.S. location in Buena Park, California at the new The Source OC shopping center on January 27. The fifth largest multiplex theatre company in the world and a total cinema solution provider, CJ CGV operates 2,877 screens at 376 locations in seven countries. This will be the second CGV theatre in the United States, with thefirst located in Koreatown, Los Angeles.
CGV Buena Park marks the first time the U.S. market will be able to experience the company’s “Cultureplex” concept. Currently deployed at staple CJ CGV sites around the world, “Cultureplex” is the idea of a movie theatre as a complete and immersive cultural experience.
“A CGV theatre is a place where people from all generations can converge to relax, hang out, grab a drink and step away from the world from the moment they come through our doors,” said CJ CGV Americas CEO Mark Shaw. “Opening this site in Southern California is an incredible milestone for us and we are excited for movie-goers to enjoy it.”
Activities and special events – including performances from local bands, conventions, and more – will be part of the site’s atmosphere following the grand opening.
Opening Weekend Movie Line-Up
CGV Buena Park will show the biggest hits from South Korea as well as popular films from Hollywood to China and Vietnam with certain releases subtitled in English, Korean, Chinese and/or Vietnamese. On January 27, hit Hollywood blockbusters and South Korean imports being screened at CGV Buena Park include Sony Pictures’Resident Evil: The Final Chapter, starring Milla Jovovich and directed by Paul W.S. Anderson, and The King (더킹) from N.E.W. in South Korea, starring Zo In-Sung and Jung Woo-Sung and directed by Han Jae-Rim. Additional titles rounding out the opening weekend program are Paramount Pictures’ xXx: Return of Xander Cageand CJ E&M’s Confidential Assignment and special showings of The Himalayas,Bigbang Made, and Operation Chromite.
The new theatre will feature eight screens and 1,187 seats, with a key component of CGV Buena Park being the presence of the industry’s leading immersive cinema technologies, 4DX and ScreenX – the first time both will be available in one U.S. theatre complex – along with a comprehensive offering of premium features, including:
- 4DX, developed by sister company CJ 4DPLEX in 2009, features motion seats and environmental effects such as wind, rain, snow, fog, lightening and more, and is currently available in 351 auditoriums across 44 countries – with CGV Buena Park being the fifth U.S. location to feature the premium format. Resident Evil: The Final Chapter will be available on opening weekend in 4DX.
- ScreenX is the world’s first 270-degree, multi-projection system for cinemas. Developed by CJ CGV in 2012, it is available in 108 screens around the world, with this being America’s third. U.S. and Asian hits such as Operation Chromite, starring Liam Neeson as Gen. Douglas MacArthur, as well as specialty content including BIGBANG MADE The Movie, which documents the popular K-pop band while on tour, will show in ScreenX, with the opening night film TBD.
- Premium Cinema, featuring dine-in service, recliners and cell phone chargers.
- Popcorn Factory, with flavors ranging from CGV’s signature caramel and sour cream and onion to the best from Popcornopolis.
Additionally, a series of promotions and deals are being offered around the Grand Opening, including tote bag and ticket giveaways for first-time members; unlimited “spin-the-wheel” in the main lobby (guaranteeing prizes for participants); a free 4DX screening of Resident Evil: The Final Chapter for anyone who tags their friends on a CGV Facebook post, and free flavored popcorn coupons for patrons who check in on Yelp.
- The Bar serving a quality selection of beer and wine, special “soju cocktails” and gourmet snack pairings.
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 400 Hollywood titles have been screened in 4DX. As of January 2016, 4DX reaches over 43,000 seats in operation at more than 350 auditoriums in 44 countries. For more information, please visitwww.cj4dplex.com.
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