Seoul City To Offer Free Weekend Movie Screenings

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Seoul City to Offer Free Weekend Movie Screenings
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Seoul City to Offer Free Weekend Movie Screenings

Seoul residents will be treated to free outdoor movie screenings under bridges across the Han River for the next five weeks.

The Seoul Metropolitan Government on Thursday said the city would provide screenings at 8 p.m. every Saturday from this weekend through Aug. 19 under the Cheonho Bridge in Gwangnaru, the Cheongdam Bridge in Ttukseom, the Wonhyo Bridge in Yeouido and the Seongsan Bridge in Mangwon.

Part of the city's summer festival program, the screenings will include the hit Japanese animated film "Your Name" and the Academy Award-winning "La La Land".

Seoul City to Expand Free Medical Services for Foreign Residents
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Seoul City to Expand Free Medical Services for Foreign Residents

Foreign residents in Seoul will receive expanded medical services including a more expansive range of free dental treatments, the city government said Tuesday.

The Southwest Global Center, run by the city government to help foreign residents in the capital, will stay open on weekday evenings to offer dental treatments for those who cannot afford to visit the center during the day due to work.

Currently it offers the service three times a week on Tuesday, Fridays and Sundays for foreign residents aged 10 or above who are not eligible for health insurance benefits.

UEE Turns Down Offer To Appear In New Weekend Drama
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UEE Turns Down Offer To Appear In New Weekend Drama

It looks like UEEs return to the drama industry since graduating from After School and signing on with Yuleum Entertainment is going to be later than expected.

Her agency revealed on June 8 that UEE had made the final decision to turn down the offer to appear in KBSs new weekend drama My Golden Life. She is currently looking over other potential projects.

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KBS also confirmed the news and stated, UEE was one of the many candidates we were talking to, and she has made the decision to not appear in the drama. We have not yet decided who will play the character she turned down.

Lee Beom Soo And Rain Turn Down 'X-Men' Movie Role Offer For Korean Bio Film
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Lee Beom Soo And Rain Turn Down 'X-Men' Movie Role Offer For Korean Bio Film

There is a new and upcoming "X-Men" movie, and it is reported that popular South Korean actor, Lee Beom Soo, has just been offered a role. The said movies were reported to be "The Dark Phoenix" and "New Mutants."

Reports have it that Lee Beom Soo has just turned down a very good and major role offer for the upcoming "X-Men" movies. There have also been previous reports that Rain also had the chance to be part of the Hollywood franchise.

With this, reports have it that Lee Beom Soo is impressed of Rain because of his passion in the industry. Unfortunately, even Rain had also turned down the role because he has another project to do. And that project is for a South Korean biographical film entitled, "Uhm Bok-dong."

Seoul City Bus Tours Lose Appeal
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Seoul City Bus Tours Lose Appeal

Seoul City Bus Tour is seeing fewer and fewer passengers as critics accuse the rides of failing to catch up with the interests of visitors. The rides started in 2000 catering mostly to foreign tourists visiting the capital, and two private operators run 21 buses on six different routes.

The operators complain that their problem is a lack of funding. The Seoul Metropolitan Government subsidized them until 2011, but now they have to fend for themselves.

The number of users dropped from 251,000 in 2014 to 194,000 last year and stood at only 66,000 in the first five months of this year, or 437 a day. That means each bus carries only four or five passengers at a time, and foreigners account for a paltry 30 percent of the total.