The Seoul Metropolitan Government (SMG) selects and promotes its monthly selections for “Future Heritage of the Month.” For August’s Future Heritage of the Month, the SMG selected Hollywood (Movie Theater), Seoul’s only movie theater for senior citizens, as well as “Misty Jangchundan Park,” a song depicting the serene landscape at the foot of Namsan Mountain, and Seoul Express Bus Terminal, the capital hub of nationwide hometown travels during holidays.
① Hollywood (Movie Theater)
Hollywood opened in August 1969 on the fourth floor of Nakwon Music Mall. It was reopened as a multiplex in 1997, and became one of ten first-run theaters in downtown Seoul. Representing the history of the film industry around Jong-ro and Chungmu-ro areas, Hollywood was selected as future heritage in 2013.
② “Misty Jangchundan Park”
Released in August 1967, “Misty Jangchundan Park” is a song much loved by Koreans from the 1960s to the 1970s. Expressing the serene landscape of Jangchundan Park at the foot of Namsan Mountain, this song was selected as future heritage in 2017.
③ Seoul Express Bus Terminal
Seoul Express Bus Terminal opened with the goal of alleviating the concentration of population in the downtown area within the four gates of Seoul. Serving as the capital hub for the annual nationwide hometown travels during holidays, Seoul Express Bus Terminal was selected as future heritage in 2013.
Card news and interesting articles about “Future Heritage of the Month” are available on the SMG’s website (futureheritage.seoul.go.kr) as well as social media accounts (e.g. Instagram, Facebook).
Seoul Future Heritage is the city’s modern and contemporary heritage that embodies the memories and emotions to which a majority of Seoul citizens can relate. Since 2013, 489 counts of cultural heritage have been designated as future heritage. In order to build bond of sympathy with citizens for the preservation of Future Heritage, the SMG is organizing various programs, such as a photo sticker contest and Future Heritage Exploration.
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