Hong Kong developer Lawsgroup announced this week that its property D2 Place will be the site of Hong Kong’s first CJ CGV Cinema.
Located in the Lai Chi Kok area in western Kowloon, D2 Place CGV will have a total of 500 seats in 4 auditoriums. The cinema will have CGV’s 3S services, and at least one of the houses will have CJ Group’s patented 4DX technology. Pegasus Entertainment’s Cinema City Langham Place in Mongkok is currently Hong Kong’s only cinema to have 4DX.
South Korea’s largest cinema operator, CJ CGV has made an aggressive expansion into southeast Asia, with 30 cinemas in Vietnam, 19 cinemas in Indonesia and a joint production agreement with Thailand’s Major Cineplex Group. It also has two cinemas in the Los Angeles area in the US, as well as 63 cinemas in China.
CJ CGV owns the Lux Cinema in Kowloon’s Hung Hom district, but it’s not incorporated into the CJ CGV brand. It’s believed that the purchase of the Lux was to facilitate CJ CGV’s entrance into the Chinese market as Hong Kong cinema operators are allowed to own a majority share of cinemas they operate in China.
Last February, Lotte Cinemas opened its first Hong Kong branch on eastern Hong Kong Island.
D2 Place CGV is expected to open in the first quarter of 2018.