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Brief History of BUSAN Cinema Center

  • 2008
    • 2008.10. Ground breaking ceremony of Busan Cinema Center
  • 2011
    • 2011.09. Opening ceremony of Busan Cinema Center
    • 2011.10. Integration of Cinematheque Busan
    • 2011.10. The 16th Busan International Film Festival
    • 2011.11. Organizing Committee of BIFF moving in the center(3rd~4th floor, Biff Hill)
    • 2011.11. No. 1 of "Top 10 Bestselling Products in Busan" Selected
  • 2012
    • 2012.03. Listing ceremony of Big Roof in the Guinness Book of Records
    • 2012.03. Opening of two cafes (Lumieres, Raon)
    • 2012.08. Installing an artwork "Woman • Bird • Change (Ralf Sander, Germany)
    • 2012.10. Excellence prize won at the "Korean Architecture Award"
    • 2012.10. Grand prize won at the "Busandaun Architecture Award of the Year"
  • 2014
    • 2014.10. Opening of Korean restaurant "Sikdang 120" (2nd~4th floor, Double Cone)
    • 2014.12. Attracted ASEAN-Republic of Korea Commemorative Summit
  • 2015
    • 2015.10. Opening of a gift shop “Cquence” (1th floor, Biff Hill)
  • 2016
    • 2016.03. opening a theater, "Indieplus Cinema Center", only for independent films
    • 2016.06. Certified as 'excellent indoor air facility' in movie theater
  • 2017
    • 2017.07. Winning the Outstanding Job Competition in Busan
  • 2018
    • 2018.03. 2017 KOREA Unique Venue Selected
    • 2018.11. CCM certification for the first time by a cultural and artistic institution
  • 2019
    • 2019.05. Winning the Best Rating for UNESCO's City of Film Creation
    • 2019.05. 2018 KOREA Unique Venue Selected
    • 2019.10. Opening of the 24th Busan International Film Festival
  • 2020
    • 2020.07. Acquisition of Safe Management System(ISO 45001) certification
    • 2020.09. 2019 KOREA Unique Venue Selected
    • 2020.10. Opening of the 25th Busan International Film Festival
    • 2020.12. Re-acquisition of Consumer Centered Management(CCM) Certification
    • Re-acquisition of Family-friendly Company Certification
Origin of Busan Cinema Center

BUSAN Cinema Center, located in Centum City, Haeundae-gu, Busan, is the landmark of Busan, "UNESCO City of Film".

The center as the exclusive venue of BIFF which is the greatest film festival in Asia but also has become one of the world famous film festivals, opened on September 29, 2011 thanks to the aspiration of film professionals longing for constructing an official theater for BIFF and the strong will of Busan metropolitan city aiming at being a representative Asian movie • visual city.

2005 International Design Competition selected the design by the Austrian firm "Coop Himmelb(l)au". Basic design was worked by Coop Himmelb(l)au, final design by Heerim Architects & Planners and constructed by Hanjin Heavy Industries. The opening ceremony of it took place on September 29, 2011 since the construction has begun in October, 2008.

It is also called "Dureraum", meaning enjoying seeing movies all together by combining with Dure (to get together) and Raum (pleasure) in Korean.