CGV Cinemas LA

621 S. Western Avenue,
Los Angeles, CA 90005

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CGV at Madang, Los Angeles is the first American branch of the South Korean multiplex chain, CJ CGV. As one of the many components of parent company, CJ Group, CGV Los Angeles aims to provide our customers with the utmost in cinema entertainment, offering levels of quality and service beyond that of the usual theater visit.

With our mission reflecting our old-standing slogan, "Funplex," this boutique rendition of CGV in America hopes to bring our patrons a fun-filled experience of joy, comfort, and relaxation they will never forget.

First opening to audiences in 1998, CJ CGV changed the South Korean cinema landscape, not only by being the first multiplex theatre in the country but also by delivering unmatched standards of luxury and comfort in the movie-viewing experience. Unique to CJ’s line of theatres, premium seating, 4D effects, rewards membership programs, and emphasis on customer value and care provide key differentiating factors that keep our patrons returning to CGV theaters. For the first cinema complex in the United States, CGV at Madang aims to reproduce these services by offering similar features specially designed to serve

Tailored to suit the diverse and artistically rich tastes of Los Angelenos, CGV at Madang presents a global spectrum of films, featuring Hollywood hits as well as spotlighting the burgeoning market of Asian motion pictures. Focusing mostly on Korean and US, CGV’s projection lineup promises to include groundbreaking blockbusters and influential pieces made across the globe.

Here at CGV, our staff and management constantly look for new ways to improve quality and customer service, and in line with our affiliated CJ production and distribution companies, we hope to provide our patrons with the best in cinema entertainment for years to come.

Offers assigned seating.

Contributed by Ann Kwon

Recent comments (view all 12 comments)

khy130 on July 30, 2010 at 6:21 pm

The Chain: CJ CGV
Seats: Total of 580 Seats with 40 premium seats that provide more leg room.

They also have a Cine Cafe located inside the theater, with a variety of drinks from Tea, Coffee, to blended drinks, and desserts and food that can be taken inside the theater to consume while watching a movie.

They play the latest Korean movies with English subtitles as well as the latest American movies. CGV has digital projection and also plays 3-D films.

The movie theater has clean facilities with a neat interior design. See the website for any more information and what movies they play! I will try to post pictures once the “add photos” function works again.

CSWalczak on August 27, 2010 at 11:17 pm

It’s just my opinion, but I think it is rather self-serving for a theater’s management to write the introductory headnote for a theater. This one reads like more a piece of promotional advertising.

TLSLOEWS on September 15, 2010 at 9:21 pm

Let me know if I am wrong, this theatre just opened and is already a Cinema Treasure?

CSWalczak on September 15, 2010 at 11:25 pm

Perhaps in the first years of this site’s existence, the theaters that were posted tended to to be classic single screen theaters, the treasures of memory. It is rather apparent that over time, the site evolved into a more comprehensive database of theaters. What makes a particular theater or drive-in a “treasure” I think is ultimately very personal and subjective.

A few people objected when adult theaters began to be included, but what is trashy to one person may be a place of fond memory to another. As far as I know, there is no minimum age requirement for a theater to be listed here, and certainly a number of theaters over the the last few years have been added as soon as they have opened. Perhaps given the relatively short life of more than just a few theaters built after, oh, say 1960, it may very well be a good idea to list them before they are totally forgotten.

I do think though, as in the case of this theater, it somehow is not right for a theater’s management to declare it a “treasure”. I think that is for patrons to determine.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on September 16, 2010 at 10:26 pm

It could not a treasure like CWalczak stated,Not this Quick.Let’s get some popcorn butter stains on the carpet first.

jmarellano on September 16, 2010 at 11:52 pm

Currently the only new theater that is truly a treasure is the AMC Atlantic Times Square as this is the last Loews theater ever built. Its opening marks the end of a storied and historic chain.

210gs on June 15, 2011 at 3:08 pm

CGV is definitely the theater I go to for all my movies now.

CGV is known for their customer satisfaction and is pretty reputable in Korea, so I decided to give it a try. Truly didn’t disappoint my expectations!

Aesthetically, it’s clean, modern, and welcoming with their beautiful interior. My boyfriend and I decided to watch a movie after our dinner at the Madang Plaza. Surprisingly, CGV offered the major Hollywood films AS WELL AS popular South Korean films. We really liked the fact that you could choose where we wanted to sit, and they even offered “loveseats,” which were premium seats at the way back of the theater. We also joined the CGV Membership Club which was free and offered many perks. The membership offered a 10% discount at their Cine Cafe, so we decided to grab coffee and dessert before the movie. The cafe had a variety of items from home-baked desserts, LAMILL coffee, and even Fosselman’s ice cream.

Inside the theater, our seats were REALLY comfortable and it compared to the experience to that of ArcLight Hollywood—another theater I love.

I definitely recommend this theater to all and it truly is a treasure at the heart of Koreatown.

PS. there’s FREE parking, a rare treat in for us Angelenos!

BRADE48 on June 15, 2011 at 4:32 pm

I’d like to visit this theatre at one point. I’ve been checking to see what Korean films they have booked.

dtrigubetz on July 27, 2011 at 7:30 pm

On 2/13/11 I was the only person attending an afternoon screening of “The Other Woman.” It’s sound and quality are comparable to ArcLight.

Natalie Portman gave an in depth performance. This is a sadly uoverlooked movie that got a mediocre L A Times review. I gave it four stars.

terrywade on April 19, 2019 at 10:39 pm

They will be opening their first San Francisco CA Theatre in the closed former AMC 14 Van Ness Theatre. With a opening in 2020 with SF’s first 4D auditorium along with our first EX 3 projector cinema. We look forward to this new CJ CGV movie theatre company coming into the long SF controlled AMC and CineMark/Century theatres that don’t offer any thing new for the locals or tourists to enjoy once inside their cinemas. Good luck on your move up to SF!

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