DVD Bang

I’m sure that if you’re a fan of Korean dramas, you’re familiar with 노래방 “norae-bang” or “singing room”. Have you heard of DVD 방 (bang) or DVD room? If you’ve seen “My Name is Kim Sam Soon”, you might remember the scene where Sam Soon and “Sam Shik” went to see a movie privately. It’s almost similar to a noraebang in a way. You pay for a small room equipped with a large television screen and a sofa. There’s a selection of DVD movies at the reception area, where the DVD players are also located.

My husband and I went to a DVD bang before (about two years ago?) just for experience. We paid 7,000 won (about US$7) when we went to see “Spiderman 2”. There was a big projector and a comfortable leather sofa bed. The room was small and there was a glass-covered window on the door (which was nice). Unfortunately, they didn’t have home theater popcorn machines. That would’ve completed the “theatre” experience.

4 thoughts on “DVD Bang

  • March 12, 2008 at 11:12 am
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    These DVD rooms have quite the reputation too.

    Notice how the couches almost resemble beds? They are for couples who are looking for some alone time amidst their busy lifestyles.

    So most people (especially those in relationships) will not advertise that they frequent DVD rooms because other people will immediately assume that they’re up to no good. 😉

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  • March 13, 2008 at 9:33 am
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    This is a really cool idea! Considering the price, which is cheaper than theatres, this would be an awesome option to have. I mean, round up a couple friends, split the small fee, and have a sweet room without worrying about other people ruining the experience!

    I’ve never heard of these. Do they even have them in the US?

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  • March 13, 2008 at 10:42 pm
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    Like Sarah had mentioned, DVD bangs are frequented by couples… they’re more like a cheaper alternative to motels 😀

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  • June 22, 2010 at 1:46 pm
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    I just came across this and wanted to respond .. Four of my friends (including myself) went to a dvd bang last night. Its not as cheap as u think now. The more people who go the more money it is, unlike a norae bang which just splits the cost!
    12,000 for 2 people
    18,000 for 4
    etc

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