Where do I go to movie in Shanghai? I have two favorite places.
#1: Stellar Cinema City
Location: 8F,168 LuJiaZui Xi Rd.
It is located at level 8 of the Super Brand Mall (near the Oriental Pearl TV Tower).
Every night after 9:00 PM, they offer 50% off. Very good deal. When we have time for a movie, it is often after 9:00 PM already.
They have many big halls in it, and most movies can be found there. I enjoy the theater a lot. It has almost the best equipments in Shanghai.
#2: Super Cinema World in Metro City at Xujiahui
Location: 5th Floor, of Metro City, 1111 Zhaojiabang road
Tel: 6426-8181, ext 200
It is a modern theater, and offers 50% off every Tuesday. But consider how long the lines will be before you go on Tuesday:
It has maybe the best location in the city – just at Exit 10 of Xujiahui Station of Metro Line #1.
I love this place, but it is always crowded.
I love these two locations because Wendy works in Xujiahui, and I worked there for 5 years, so the Super Theater is a great choice for us. For the one in the Super Brand Mall, it seems to be one of the other two theaters in Pudong, and its location is simply the best – there are a lot to do in that area. The 10-story Super Brand Mall is offers great choices for food.
There are other places that you can go to movies. They are also good. I just didn’t go there often since it is too far from where I work and live.
5F, Friendship South Shopping Mall
7388 Humin Lu
I visit this cinema often between 1999 and 2001, when I lived nearby. It is a good one. In the early years, it is often that there are only two or three persons watch movies in the theater. Now, it is much better.
4F, Haixing Plaza
1 Ruijin Nanlu
Location: 10F, Westgate Mall, 1038 Nanjing Xilu
Very nice one, and is on top of Westgate Mall. The plaza 66 and other great buildings are nearby.
Shanghai Film Arts Centre
Location: 160 Xinhua Lu, at Panyu Road cross
This one is treated as the official cinema of Shanghai. Why “official”? It has the government background and the whole building was built as a cinema. It is the appointed venue for the opening ceremony of the last few Shanghai Film Festivals.
UME International Cineplex
Location: 4F, No.6, Lane 123, Xingye Lu
It is at the heart of Xintiandi. The facility is so-so, not impressive at all.
216 Nan Jing Xi Rd.6
Pretty historical (old) cinema
Heng Shan Cinema
Location: 838 Heng Shan Rd., Near Xujiahui
This is an old one also. The price is very cheap, but the facility is of late 1990s. Never tried it before.
330 Hai Ning Rd.
Paradise Warner Cinema City
6F Gateway Plaza,1Hongqiao Rd.
Nextage Film Art Center
10F,501 Zhang Yang Rd.
290 XiZangZhong Rd.
I know this one well. It is located where I work everyday. It is at Raffles City Exit of the People’s Square Station of Metro #1 and #2. Location is good, but facility is so-so. To me, it is not suitable for the great location and great building it is in. It is funny that at the same place, there was an old theater in the last 100 years, before the area was pulled down and built the current Raffles City.
Location: 870 HuaiHaiZhong Rd.
This is really an old theater. If you want to find out the feeling of old Shanghai, go there.
That’s it. A pretty complete cinema list in Shanghai. Did I left any cinema out? I know. Something like Tianshan Cinema. I just don’t want to bother to write about it – a normal old style cinema and old facility…
Have a great time in Shanghai and do go to one of the cinemas.