CGV opens art house cinemas in Hanoi, HCMC

By Dang Hanh, Thanh Nien News

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Korean film Roaring Currents is on at the two newly-opened Art houses of CGV in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City. File photo. Korean film Roaring Currents is on at the two newly-opened Art houses of CGV in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City. File photo.

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The South Korean cinema chain CGV on Wednesday inaugurated its first screenings of the two Art Houses in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City, paving way for independent films to get closer to local audience.
Vietnamese film Canh dong bat tan (The Floating Lives) and two Korean movies, Roaring Currents and The Pirates, are on at the Hanoi-based CGV Ho Guom Plaza and the CVG Paragon in Ho Chi Minh City’s district 7, from now until January 4.
All of the tickets are sold at a price of only VND 40,000 (US$1.87), which is much cheaper than its average price of around VND 100,000.
A representative of CGV said they are serving three screening rooms for the art house movies, including two medium size ones in Ho Chi Minh City and a 120-seat room in Hanoi.
CGV also pledged to help independent filmmakers with promoting their works to local audience such as opening premiere shows and widely informing about the films on their websites.
On January 5, the documentary film of Chuyen di cuoi cung cua chi Phung (The Last Journey of Madam Phung), which features the journey of a troupe of Vietnamese cross-dressing singers through the country’s poor back roads in a year long, will be shown at the Art houses.
Meanwhile, the critically acclaimed Dap canh giua khong trung (Flapping In The Middle Of Nowhere) will be premier shown at the Art houses on January 21 before nationally screened at other CGV cinemas.

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