Donggwang Theater [동광극장]

Signal (2016); Reply 1988 (2015-16)

Lee Jae-han (Cho Jin-woong) comes here to watch a movie that his crush Won-kyung had bought tickets for, in episode 4 of Signal (시그널) (tvN, 2016). Distraught over her death, he sobs his way through the comic movie, while everyone around him laughs in glee.

Also seen in episode 18 of Reply 1988 (응답하라 1988) (tvN, 2015-16).

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Donggwang Theater [동광극장] is a movie theater with a more than 60-year history, considered to be the oldest in the whole of South Korea. It is located in Dongducheon’s neighborhood Saengyeon [Saengyeon-dong/생연동], a 7-minute walk to/from Dongducheon Munhwa Cinema [동두천 문화극장], another retro movie theater.

Back in the 60s and 70s, school graduation ceremonies were held at this theater, which has 1 cinema hall with 283 seats. Aside from some renovations done on occasion since 1986, it has largely kept its 70s/80s nostalgic vibe. In a twist of modernity, tickets for movie screenings here can be bought online.

33 Donggwang-ro, Saengyeon-dong, Dongducheon-si, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea
경기 동두천시 동광로 33
(생연동 828-2)
Geolocation: 37.908809, 127.051969

Getting here
Bosan Station [보산역], Seoul Subway Line 1, Exit 1
(12 mins walk)

— submitted by Mich KDL

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