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Hanoi’s cinemas ready to reopen

Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh has asked the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism and relevant agencies to consider the reopening of cinemas in Hanoi.

Major cinema chains ask for PM’s help over fear of bankruptcy

Large movie theater chains in Vietnam, such as CGV, Lotte, Galaxy and BHD, have requested the prime minister for urgent help to cope with difficulties triggered by the Covid-19 pandemic.

Vietnam to see blockbuster 'Mortal Kombat' two weeks before int’l audiences

Hollywood blockbuster “Mortal Kombat” is scheduled for release in the United States on April 23, but Vietnamese audiences will see it two weeks earlier.

Local movie industry at stake this Tet

The Lunar New Year (Tet) has always been an ideal occasion for film distributors, but it will probably be different in 2021. 

Fierce competition amongst sellers of digital entertainment platforms

During social distancing time, sellers of digital entertainment platforms have relentlessly updated new content to attract audiences. There has been a fierce competition in the industry.

Family drama wins big at Golden Kite Awards

Về Nhà Đi Con (Come Home, My Dear) directed by Meritorious Artist Nguyen Danh Dung has won the Golden Kite Award at the category of Best TV Series.

OTT takes advantage of cinema slump

National social distancing measures are dragging CGV and other cineplexes down, causing substantital losses.

Film launched to warn against wildlife consumption to prevent disease outbreaks

It is part of the campaign 'Don’t Consume Wildlife to Protect Your Health And Of the Community'.

Movie buffs watch free online films

French Cultural Institute (L'Espace) is co-operating with Vietnamese movie company BHD to give movie buffs a chance to watch award-winning films free online from April 1 to 30. 

Pixar's Onward 'banned by four Middle East countries' over gay reference

Several Middle East countries ban the film because of a reference to lesbian parents, reports say.

Danish films to be shown in Vietnam

Award-winning film Land of Mine will open the Danish Film Festival in Hà Nội and HCM City.

Cinema complexes expand, market still large enough for newcomers

VietNamNet Bridge - The cinema market was estimated to have modest value of $6 million in 2008, but the figure soared by 10 times in 2013 and exceeded the $100 million threshold in 2015, according to CGV.

Vincom sues Platinum Cineplex

VCR has filed a lawsuit against the M.V.P Group, owner of Platinum Cineplex, after the Indonesian entertainment conglomerate claimed that the closure of its cinemas at three Vincom trading centres early March is illegal.

Foreign players dominate Vietnam’s cinema market

VietNamNet Bridge - Five leading businesses hold 98 percent of Vietnam’s film distribution market, with three of them foreign invested.

14 movies at Vietnamese cinemas in March

 VietNamNet Bridge - "Pompeii", "Need for Speed 3D", "Divergent" and "Noah" are the most notable films in local theaters this month.

14 movies at local cinemas in October

 VietNamNet Bridge - This month, the audiences are enjoying two notable horror films - "Last Summer" and "Insidious 2" and two Vietnamese films - "How To Fight in Six Inch Heels" and "Funny Money”.

14 movies to be released in Vietnam this August

 VietNamNet Bridge – The last month of the summer movie season will close with “The Wolverine,” “Smurfs 2”, “Monsters University” or “Buddha Fire”.

15 movies for Vietnamese audience in July

 VietNamNet Bridge – The peak month of the summer movie season will gather 15 interesting works, from action blockbusters to 3D animations, Vietnamese, Indian and French films.

Nine movies to go to theaters in June

 VietNamNet Bridge – “World War Z”, “After Earth”, “Man of Steel” and “The Great Gatsby” are the blockbusters that will be released at local movie theaters this month.

Vietnamese cinemas earn $43 million in 2012

The box office revenues in Vietnam increased from $7 million in 2008 to $43 million in 2012. With the increase of 514 percent in four years, Hollywood Reporter ranked Vietnam as one of the 13 “hottest” growing cinema markets in the world.