A major domestic cinema chain said Tuesday that it will open a super deluxe movie theater combined with a restaurant in southern Seoul this week.
According to CJ CGV, the nation's largest movie theater chain, the new theater-restaurant dubbed "Cine de Chef" will open Thursday in its Apgujeong branch.
CJ said Cine de Chef will feature a top-notch movie screen three times larger than normal and an eleven-point-one-channel high-fidelity speaker system including floor speakers.
The theater will also be equipped with deluxe seats of the kind used in personal theaters for Arab royal families.
The company also said that the new facility will offer food of the kind available at five-star hotels, prepared by leading chefs and served by experienced waitstaff.
But all of this comes at a price. A lunch ticket costs 60-thousand won on weekdays and 80-thousand won on weekends. Dinner is 80-thousand won on weekdays and 100-thousand won on weekends.
CJ said it plans to make the film theater a center of luxury culture, noting the popularization of
prestigious fashion brands such as Chanel and Gucci.
Reported by KBS WORLD Radio