This is all about my EPIK teaching adventures in Korea!
The movies are a little different in Korea- and way more fun.
Choices of theatres. There are 3 different movie theatres; CGV, Megabox and Lotte. If the movie you want to see is sold out, you can go to a different theatre around the corner. Easy as pie.
English. To most people’s surprise, the movies are in English!!… complete with Korean subtitles. There are Korean movies here too, but all of the regular North American and European movies are all English.
Tickets. When you’re buying tickets you have 4 options (for selected movies). A regular 2-D movie with chairs like heaven, 3-D, I- MAX OR 4-D. And that’s just the first choice! Next you can decide exactly where in the theatre you’d like to sit. When you purchase your tickets, you choose your seat number. If all the good seats are sold out, you can choose a later time. Each movie seems to play about 6 times a day, so you really don’t have to wait long. If you REALLY want to see a movie at a specific time, you can also book them in advance.
Seating. In each theatre there are two kinds of seats. The regular “heaven” seats I already mentioned and a couples “sweetbox”. This is like a mini bench made especially for couples. You know it’s a good date when a guy buys a “sweetbox”, because they cost $30 for 2 people, instead of the regular $20 for two tickets.
Popcorn. Lastly, you can choose from about 4 different flavours of popcorn, including regular, sweet, onion, cheese and caramel. Apparently, you can also get 2 in 1, if you can’t decide.
Staff. At the end of the movie, there is always a staff member who bows as you leave. Always nice to be appreciated for… doing absolutely nothing!