Posts Tagged ‘Lotte Cinema’

Bad Lieutenant in Theaters Thursday (Limited Release)

November 9, 2011

“Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans” came out in the States more than two years ago, but if you haven’t already downloaded it, then now’s a good chance to see it the proper way, on the big screen. The movie as a whole has serious flaws (Werner Herzog’s directing is shamelessly indulgent and it lacks the seediness of the original with Harvey Keitel), but Nicolas Cage gives a performance for the ages, and a number of individual scenes and lines stand out for their charmingly outlandish eccentricity.

Lotte Cinema Centum City (Top Floor of the Lotte Department Store) Screening Times:

Thursday October 10 at 14:20, 21:35, 24:10; Friday October 11 at 14:20, 21:35, 24:10

Lotte Cinema Seomyeon (Top Floor of the Lotte Department Store) Screening Times:

Thursday October 10 at 11:00, 15:50, 20:40, 22:55; Friday October 11 at 11:00, 15:50, 20:40, 22:55


Lotte Cinema Centum City Offers Special Screenings of Older Movies

June 8, 2009

Ben HurThe Mission

Dirty Dancing

The Lotte Cinema in Centum City is screening “Ben Hur” (1959),  “The Mission” (1986), and “Dirty Dancing” (1987), a fairly surprising move for a giant chain of theatres that usually plays only new movies. The films couldn’t be any different in terms of substance or style.

“Ben Hur” is a nearly four hour epic (and winner of 11 Academy Awards) directed by one of the most revered Hollywood filmmakers of the 1950s, William Wyler. Set in Jerusaleum during Roman times, it tells the story of a Jew (Charlton Heston) who seeks revenge after unjustly being sent to the galleys by his childhood-friend-turned-governor. If you’re gonna sit down and watch this beast, the only way to do it is in front of a big screen.

“The Mission” stars Robert Deniro and Jeremy Irons as two Spanish missionaries in Brazil who struggle to protect a local tribe from enslavement after the colony is handed over to the Portugese. Roland Joffe (“The Killing Fields”) won the Palme d’Or for this generally overlooked period piece.

“Dirty Dancing” is necessary viewing for anyone into 80s pop culture. The plot is pretty straightforward – it’s about a girl (Jennifer Grey) who falls in love with her dashing dance instructor (Patrick Swayze) at a summer resort. Don’t expect anything serious; this cult-classic is mostly known for its campiness.

Screening Times:


Thursday June 11 & Friday June 12 at 19:30

Saturday June 13 & Sunday June 14 at 15:00, 19:30


Thursday June 18, Saturday June 20, Monday June 22 & Wednesday June 24 at 15:00, 17:30, 20:00


Friday June 19, Sunday June 21 & Tuesday June 23 at 16:00, 18:05, 20:10

Mother Playing at Lotte Cinema Seomyeon with English Subtitles

May 29, 2009


The Lotte Cinema in Seomyeon is screening Bong Joon Ho’s “Mother” with English subtitles. Bong is one of Korea’s most celebrated and (at age 39) youngest visionaries. He quickly established himself as a leading light in Korean cinema when he made “Memories of Murder” (2003), a unique take on South Korea’s first serial killer case and the police procedural genre. He later went on to break local box-office records with his hugely successful monster movie, “The Host” (2006). His latest film, about a desperate adjumma determined to prove her son’s innocence after he is accused of murder, premiered just weeks ago at the Cannes film festival where it was generally well-received. Lotte Cinema is offering a rare opportunity for foreigners living in Busan to see a current Korean movie by an internationally well-regarded director in theaters.

Lotte Cinema is located on the top floor of the Lotte Department Store in Seomyeon.