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7 unique movie theaters in Seoul you want to check out this summer

It’s the whole experience that counts.

Good selections? Cool venue? Check and check.You can go with an artsy film with a glass of Merlot in your hand, enjoy a selection of classics and grass seating on a weekend summer night or head yourself to a museum for a curated series. Oh, there are special cinema pop-ups as well, so all you movie buffs shall remember to mark your calendar!

Time-themed selection @ Culture Station Seoul 284

As part of the Time Traveler’s Clock exhibition, 36 films will be shown at Culture Station Seoul 284 until the end of June. The selection includes family-friendly animations including Adieu Galaxy Express 999 and Hollywood films including Inception and Edge of Tomorrow. There are 3 screenings per day. Check the event website for schedules.

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Culture Station Seoul 284 Until Sunday July 23 2017

Grass seating for all: Outdoor cinema @ Dream Forest

The vast compound of Gangbuk-gu’s Dream Forest is complete with an art center, a scenic overlook, and a play fountain and an observatory built in a traditional hanok-style architecture. Every weekend for the month of June, its luscious green park will serve as a movie theater with free grass seating for all. Been missing outdoor cinemas in Seoul where sitting on the grass is strangely forbidden at so many places? If so, you won’t want to miss the free screening being held here. The selection includes Midnight in Paris and 2007 Taiwanese fantasy/drama Secret.

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Dream Forest Art Center , Gangbuk-gu Sunday June 25 2017

Free Fridays: Rain-themed series @ Seoul Baekje Museum

Seoul Baekje Museum located inside Songpa-gu’s Olympic Stadium offers themed-screenings every month. In June, its selection will feature Singing in the Rain, My Neighbor Totoro, Be With You, Radio Star and The Classic, with ‘rain’ as the theme of the month. Admission’s free but you might want to arrive early as it’s offered on a first-come, first-serve basis.

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Seoul Baekje Museum , Songpa-gu Friday June 30 2017 - Sunday December 31 2017
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