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2016 a golden year for local films: CGV

Jessicha Valentina
Jessicha Valentina

The Jakarta Post

Jakarta  /  Fri, January 13, 2017  /  10:20 am
2016 a golden year for local films: CGV

During a press conference on Tuesday, the company's head of programming Haryani Suwirman said the contribution of local movies had increased three-fold compared to previous years. (Shutterstock/File)

South Korean cinema chain CGV, previously known as CGV Blitz, has said 2016 was a golden year for local films.

During a press conference on Tuesday, the company's head of programming Haryani Suwirman said the contribution of local movies had increased three-fold compared to previous years.

"Thus, we see local films as a big opportunity and we welcome local producers to work with us to do co-marketing," she said.

In addition to local movies, CGV is also set to lure in visitors by providing more studio and independent movies, as well as alternative content such as the One Direction: Where We Are concert film or Big Bang Made The Movie. "These alternative content films provide an opportunity for fans who cannot attend the concert to experience it," she added.

(Read also: 10 (ish) films to look forward to in 2017)

Following its new “cultureplex” concept, CGV Cinema Indonesia director Jeff Lim said the company aimed to make the cinema space a cultural playground that would make customers want to spend time there aside from just watching movies.  

CGV also boasts local culture-based services like offering cireng at its flagship cinema in Bandung, West Java.

In terms of facilities, the company also provides different types of experiences for moviegoers, including a “couple’s seat” called Sweetbox, luxurious cinema experiences Velvet+ and Gold Class, a curve-screen cinema Sphere X and a 4D cinema Studio 4DX. (kes)