Gong Yoo Becomes First Figure To Be Honored By K Star Theater Project Overseas

Gong Yoo will be the first person to participate in an overseas K STAR theater project.

K STAR Theater Project aims to increase awareness of Korean cinema abroad. The project thanks one figure central in advancing the film industry internationally by dedicating a theater to that figure. It also provides various observational experiences for viewers as well. The “Gong Yoo Theater” will take place in Hong Kong, at CGV Cinemas D2 Place in September, with a total of 128 seats.

The “Gong Yoo Theater” is the first theater project abroad, as well as the first film figure-related theater in Hong Kong. Part of the profits for the theater will go towards supporting developing the Hong Kong film industry, such as backing independent films, documentary films that contribute to society, young directors, and more.

Gong Yoo shared, “Congratulations and thank you for the ‘Gong Yoo Theater’ in CGV Cinemas D2 Place in Hong Kong. It’s an honor as an actor to contribute to such a meaningful project. Through this opportunity, I hope that many films will be exchanged in Hong Kong.”

The actor has appeared in a wide spectrum of films, such as “Silenced,” “A Man and A Woman,” “Train to Busan,” and more. “Train to Busan” in particular was invited to a midnight screening at the 2016 Cannes International Film Festival. The film achieved 11.56 million moviegoers in Korea, and was a box office success in Hong Kong, bringing in over 68 million Hong Kong dollars (approximately $8.6 million). It also achieved first place in box offices in Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam, Philippines, Taiwan, and Malaysia.

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