Cinematheque KOFA


  • The Korean Film Archive has done its best to create a more profound cinematheque culture. It is a space where a variety
    of classic and artistic films, both domestic and foreign, are screened for their fundamental greatness and value, many of
    which have been imperiled both physically and culturally by the passage of time. These include films which have been
    forgotten by audiences as well as those whose values have never been properly recognized.

  • Hours of Operation

    Open from
    Tuesday to Saturday

    The Cinematheque KOFA box office opens one hour prior to the screening of the first scheduled film and closes
    shortly after the last scheduled showing has started.

    ※ Closed on each Sunday, Monday, New Year's Day, KOFA                   Foundation Day(January 18), Labor Day (May 1), as well as Lunar
     New Year holidays (Seollal) and Chuseok holidays.

    ※ Other closing days will be announced in advance on the KOFA     website.

    ※ Cinematheque KOFA may be closed in case of emergency.

    Theater Details

    There are two screens
    available for your viewing

    • Theater 1 321 Seats
    • Theater 2 150 Seats
  • Ticket Booking

    Tickets can be reserved either online or in-person at the box office.

    Buy tickets online or in person at the Box Office graph
    Online Ticket
    (on KOFA website)

    Up to 2 tickets per person

    Online can be reserved 5 days
    in advance of the screening.
    • Booking is updated and available each day at 11am.
    • Booking is closed 15 minutes prior to each screening.
    Ticket Booking

    Up to 2 tickets per person

    On-site booking is available
    only on the day of the screening.
    • Booking is available starting one hour prior to
      the first scheduled film.
    • Booking closes five minutes prior to each screening.

    ※ When online ticket booking is completed, you may enter the theater with your mobile ticket. You may also confirm
       your booking and receive a ticket at the box office.
    ※ For online ticket booking, please click on the booking button on the upper-right corner of the web page.
       (The ticket booking service is available in Korean only for now, We apologize for any inconvenience.)

  • General Rules

    Please arrive well before a screening starts.

    Cinematheque KOFA operates under a strict time-sensitive admission policy.
    Entrance may be denied after a screening begins.
    ※ Screenings begin exactly on time.

    If you do not honor these requests, or disturb other viewers,
    we may ask you to leave. or your access to Cinematheque
    KOFA may be denied.

    Please do not eat or drink during a screening, with the exception of bottled water. Please do not to bring any food or
    drinks to the theater.

    Please do not use mobile phones during a screening; this includes putting your phone on silent and refraining from
    turning on its screen for any reason.

  • Admission Fee

    Enjoy all screening for free.

  • KOFA Publications

    You can purchase selected items published by KOFA at the box office as they are available.

    Books, DVDs and Blu-ray Discs

  • Parking

    Enjoy five hours of free parking.

    The box office provides a ticket to validate five hours of parking at visitors’ requests on their arrival to the cinematheque.
    Beyond that time, 500 won will be charged for each portion of 10 minutes, for a maximum of 15,000 won per day.

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