‘The Himalayas’ to be released in 3-screen format in LA for the first time

December 30, 2015
(Courtesy of CGV)

(Courtesy of CGV)

(Yonhap) — “The Himalayas,” a South Korean box-office hit about mountaineers, will be released in a panoramic screen format in Los Angeles for the first time this week, its distributor said Wednesday.

The movie, which is based on the true story of a team of South Korean mountaineers who set out to find the body of a teammate in the Himalayas in 2005, will be screened at the CGV ScreenX theater beginning Friday, CJ CGV said.

ScreenX, a multi-projection technology developed jointly by CGV and top South Korean science university KAIST, provides panoramic presentations through three screens — a front screen and two others on the side walls.

Of the 124-minute film, 25-30 minutes will be presented through ScreenX technology in order to provide viewers with spectacular scenes of the Himalayan mountains, CGV said.

In South Korea, the movie set a new Christmas Day record with a total of 746,413 viewers. Since being released on Dec. 16, the movie has gone on to break the 4-million-viewer mark.

In the U.S., the film has been screened in LA, Fullerton in California and Dallas. It will be released in 45 theaters across the U.S. on Friday.