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
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.
There are two screens available for your viewing entertainment.
Tickets can be reserved either online or in-person at the box office.
(on KOFA website)
Up to 2 tickets per personOnline can be reserved 5 days
in advance of the screening.
Up to 2 tickets per personOn-site booking is available
only on the day of the 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.)
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.
Enjoy all screening for free.
You can purchase selected items published by KOFA at the box office as they are available.
Books, DVDs and Blu-ray Discs> https://eng.koreafilm.or.kr/kofa/publication/books
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.