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CGV offering special lineup this month

CGV, the country’s largest theater chain, is gearing up to present an extra-special lineup this month.

For the upcoming Lunar New Year holiday, which starts this weekend, the cinema franchise will be screening classic films late at night.

The lineup of 11 films includes Luc Besson’s “Leon” (1994), Audrey Hepburn-starring “Breakfast at Tiffany’s,” (1961) and John Woo’s “A Better Tomorrow” (1987).

The program kicks off after 10 p.m. on Saturday and runs until Tuesday at some 30 branches of the theater, including those in Seoul, Gyeonggi, Daegu, Gwangju and Busan. Tickets cost 8,000 won ($6.70) per person.

In another upcoming event, people can watch major nominees of the 88th Academy Awards, the largest and most prestigious film awards internationally that are set to be held later this month in Los Angeles.

For five weeks starting Feb. 11., CGV theaters will screen 20 nominated films, including those that weren’t officially released here such as “The Danish Girl,” a true-story-based film about one of the world’s first transgendered women, Lili Elbe, played by Eddie Redmayne, and “Spotlight,” which is another true-story-inspired film about the Boston Globe’s coverage of sexual abuse by the Catholic Church.

Viewers can also revisit critically acclaimed films from last year such as “Mad Max: Fury Road” and “Bridge of Spies.”

For those who want to learn more about the Oscar nominees, there will be discussion sessions run by film critic Lee Dong-jin and film journalist Kim Hye-ri.

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