4DX or 4D movies in Korea are worth checking out even if you’re just visiting, because not many other countries offer films in 4D. Here’s how you can watch movies in 4DX in Korea.
1. Why 4D movies in Korea?
Korea may be the world’s best country to watch a movie in 4D in terms of the number of 4D theaters they offer. Korea’s CJ Group developed the 4DX technology, which is a more advanced version of the 4D technology we’re familiar with. In November 2011, CJ-owned CGV theaters screened their first 4DX film, “Immortals.” It was “the first of its kind [4DX] in the world,” Kim Dae Hee, CGV public relations representative, told CNN Travel.
2. What is 4DX?
Imagine a 4D ride at Disneyland, except it’s a two-hour-long movie. 4DX motion picture technology offers 3D display, enhanced audio, smell and touch. That means when the characters jump into the ocean, you’ll get a splash of water. When they walk in a garden, you’ll smell the trees. And when they fight, you’ll twitch.
3. CGV 4DX Theaters in Korea
31 CGV theaters in Korea offer 4DX screenings, and 10 of them are in Seoul. The Seoul theaters are underlined below. Other locations across South Korea include Daejeon, Daegu, Jeonju and more. See the full list of CGV theaters that offer 4DX screening below.
|4DX Ansan||4DX Bucheon||4DX Centum City||4DX Changwon|
|4DX Cheonan Pentaport||4DX Cheongju Gwellcity||4DX Chungdam Cinecity||4DX Daegu|
|4DX Daegu Stadium||4DX Daejeon||4DX Daejeon Terminal||4DX Dong Suwon|
|4DX Gangbyeon||4DX Gimhae||4DX Jeonju Gosa||4DX Gwangju Terminal|
|4DX Ilsan||4DX Incheon||4DX Jukjeon||4DX Pangyo|
|4DX Ulsan Samsan||4DX Sangam||4DX Sangbong||4DX Seomyeon|
|4DX Shinchon Artreon||4DX Songpa||4DX Suwon||4DX Wangsimni|
|4DX Yeongdeungpo||4DX Yeouido||4DX Yongsan|
See the list in Korean here.
In Korea, movie tickets come with an assigned seat number, which means it’s better to purchase them in advance to reserve good seats. Koreans usually purchase online on CGV Cinema (English ticketing available) or through the CGV mobile app (Download for Android or iOS).
Korea offers other types of theaters like Starium, cine de chef and more. See the full list here.
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