Dansungsa reborn as film museum commemorating 100th anniversary of S. Korean cinema

Dansungsa reborn as film museum commemorating 100th anniversary of S. Korean cinema


now this coming Sunday marks the 100th
anniversary of South Korean filming its first movie as part of our special
series to commemorate a century of South Korean cinema our one jung-hwan has this
report about the country’s first cinema Korea cinema was first born at this
theater in 1919 with a premiere of the country’s first movie fight for justice
now 100 years later no movies are screened here anymore but the cinema has
become a museum dedicated to the history of the film industry han Songza located
at the intersection of China’s hunger in downtown Seoul is welcoming visitors
only this time it’s for the purpose of introducing the history of South Korea’s
film industry when it opened that South Korea’s first motion picture house in
1907 Tanzania was the country’s hottest cinema but over the last century the
cinema has faced a crisis after crisis the biggest in the late 1990s amid the
opening of big multi Plexus by South Korea’s entertainment Giants
it tried to reopen as a multiplex in 2005 but couldn’t stay afloat the place
was closed for years but a museum was built to educate people how the South
Korean film industry’s 100 year old journey legendary director in gun tech
remembers the days he spent at Tanzania when the movie so P&J premiered the
hearing got big I was always on the second floor of this historic building
to watch the crowds coming in at the time
I sometimes wonder the how stupid I was but now I think of it it was one of the
biggest gifts of my career the museum which is located below ground
level has more than 5,000 pieces that represents the history of the South
Korean film industry including original posters scripts and filming equipment it
has a memorial zone for directors actors and actresses and people can also see in
the original photograph of the newly constructed theater in 1934 after it was
burned down during Japan’s colonial rule of the peninsula to preserve history it
has left one theater inside for visitors to watch classic films for free on
special occasions the tan songs a cinema history Hall will focus on educating
those interested in films and for that purpose the organizers planned to host
free group viewings for students once every week Rondon Arirang news

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