Lotte World Mall has been rebuilt as a mult-use cultural place, since the aquarium and cinema reopened on May 9, according to a mall representative.
Lotte World Mall expects that there can be more than 20,000 visitors when the cinema with about 4,600 seats operates at normal capacity. It expects 4,000 visitors to the aquarium, too. It also expects 5,000 foreign visitors per day to its tax-free shop.
The aquarium provides various experiences such as feeding coy fish and presentations on white whales, beluga, penguins, and sea lions. It has about 650 species and the country’s longest underwater tunnel, it said.
“Superflex G,” the 21 screen cinema, has the world’s largest screen (34m x 14m), which was listed on the Guinness Book of World Records last July.
Lotte World Mall is also building a concert hall, planning to open it in 2016. In addition, it will establish the Lotte cultural foundation, investing over 16 billion won (US$14.6 million) annually for classical music. Lotte is investing 120 billion won (US$109 million) in the concert hall which will have 2,036 seats. The concert hall will be the country’s first orchestra-specialized hall with a 5,000 pipe pipe organ. The concert hall will be designed in the vineyard style where the audience sits around a stage.