Get Daily Updates
My HanCinema | Sign up, Why ? Your E-mail   Password    Auto| Help
HanCinema :: The Korean Movie and Drama Database, discover the South Korean cinema and drama diversity Contact HanCinema HanCinema on TwitterFaceBook HanCinema PageHanCinema on Twitter

New animation multiplex in Cheongju

2006/11/23 Source

Plans for the construction of an "animation multiplex" in Cheongju for animations and short independent films are already underway, and it is expected to be finished in June of next year. The structure?which will form part of the Cheongju Advanced Cultural Industry Complex, a project of Cheongju Cultural Industry Promotion Foundation (CEO: Nam, Sang-Woo), which is expected to be completed in January next year?will stand on a 146-pyeong area inside the Edutainment Experience Pavilion on the first floor, and will have a seating capacity of 140.

The multiplex will be the second theater in Korea (the first is Seoul Ani-Cinema) that specializes in animation. It will be equipped with technology that can play 35-mm, HD, DVD, and 6-mm films, as well as with a 3D virtual multimedia device and audio facilities (5.1 channel or more), silver screens, a lighting system, and an editing room.

Apart from the establishment of the animation multiplex, Cheongju Cultural Industry Promotion Foundation will also offer various animation programs to the people of Cheongju. Plans are underway for it to hold the "Animation Impact Festival" next year, along with Seoul, Kwangju, Daegu, and Jeju. This festival will feature short and full-length Korean and foreign animations that are not accessible to the public. The foundation will also launch various other programs, such as the screening of short animations and interviews of animation filmmakers.

"Most Koreans are familiar only with the animations of Disney or those made by the Japanese", said an official of Cheongju Cultural Industry Promotion Foundation. "We hope that the animation multiplex we are currently building will help expose the people of Cheongju to other animation works by allowing the screening of animations from the different regions of the world, including those from Europe and those made using alternative methods".

The Cheongju Advanced Cultural Industry Complex, for its part, which will house the animation multiplex, is to be a three-story structure, each story having a width of 3000 pyeong. The second and third floors will be offered for lease to companies that create animations, and the first "criant" (from "creation" and "ginat") floor will house cultural-contents facilities, such as an exhibition-cum-convention hall (the Edutainment Experience Pavilion), a character exhibition center, and a cartoon library. The foundation intended the facility to become "a business park where all kinds of cultural contents can be found, and where the planning, production, and marketing of these cultural contents can be done in one place".

"The 'criant' on the first floor of the complex will be Korea's first exhibition-experience pavilion, which will showcase all sorts of cultural contents, including cartoons, animations, characters, and edutainment", said Yu, Won-Jong, Vice Director of Cheongju Cultural Industry Promotion Foundation's Industry Team. "While Cheongju has a population of only 620,000, the potential demand for the facility is huge. We therefore expect that many citizens will use it".

The Source : Koreacontent News Team

Source :

Copy & paste guideline for this article
Always put a link back to the source and HanCinema permalink

Creative Commons License"New animation multiplex in Cheongju"
by HanCinema is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported License.
Based on a work from this source

Attention You're reading the news with potential spoilers, make them spoiler free, dismiss



 Previous news
  • Animation "Hello, Francesca" premiered at Seoul Ani-Cinema
    2006/11/23 (Source)
    "Hello, Francesca-Animation" an animation based on the same-titled MBC sitcom that whipped up a mania, was premiered at Seoul Ani-Cinema last November 23.

    The sitcom "Hello, Francesca" is a story of six vampires living together as a family. Based particularly on Season 1 of the sitcom, the 70-min,...

  • The Host Screenings Ended, Success Continues
    2006/11/23 (Source)
    Korea's most popular film "The Host" had it's last screening in Korea after attracting over 13 million viewers in 105 days since late July this year. Director BONG Joon-ho's film features a dysfunctional family trying to safe their youngest member from a monster. The monster's habitat is the Han Riv,...More

  • My Wife is a Gangster 3 Tops Pre-Sales to Asia
    2006/11/23 (Source)
    The American Film Market (AFM) saw a number of Korean films soldto various markets, with pre-sales on Korean sequel My Wife is a Gangster 3, closing successive deals throughout Asia. Korean distribution arm Showbox claims deals to Asian markets for the film reached a record high for any Korean film ,...More

Subscribe to HanCinema Pure to remove ads from the website (not for episode and movie videos) for US$0.99 monthly or US$7.99 yearly (you can cancel anytime). The first step is to be a member, please click here : Sign up, then a subscribe button will show up.


Remove ads

Sign up




Visible, hide