Magazine article Screen International

South Korea’s CJ CGV Pushes Past 400 Theatres

Magazine article Screen International

South Korea’s CJ CGV Pushes Past 400 Theatres

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Exhibitor opens new sites in Turkey and China.

Leading South Korean exhibitor CJ CGV has opened a new theatre in Yozgat, Turkey pushing the company’s circuit to 400 cinemas worldwide.

The conglomerate-affiliated exhibitor acquired Turkey’s largest cinema chain, Mars Entertainment, last April and has been operating theatres under its Cinemaximum brand.

CJ CGV also opened its 401st theatre in Chongqing, China on June 16 and boasts the company is now the fifth largest exhibitor globally.

Having opened its first multiplex in Seoul in 1998, CJ CGV now has 139 theatres with 1,031 screens in South Korea and 262 theatres with 2,002 screens overseas including in the US, Hong Kong, Vietnam, Indonesia and Myanmar.

The exhibitor is planning to open eight more sites around Asia by the end of the month. …

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