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    • Cathay Theatre

      • Sports & Recreation
      • Cinemas
      • Cinemas
      • Address
        870 Huaihai Zhong Lu, near Maoming Lu
        淮海中路870号, 近茂名路
      • Phone
        5404 0415

      Old-school cinema built back in 1930 right on Huaihai Lu, then renovated in 2003. Screens are 3D and 4K. Nice staff, some English speakers. Ticket prices depend on time of day: morning 30/40rmb, afternoon 70/80rmb, evening 80/90rmb. These are readily available at... Read more

    • Grand Cinema (Da Guangming)

      • Sports & Recreation
      • Cinemas
      • Cinemas
      • Address
        216 Nanjing Xi Lu near Xizang Lu
        南京西路216号, 近西藏路
      • Phone
        6327 4260

      Huge, super old-school stand alone gem with lots of marble flooring and a grand staircase, built in 1928 by Hungarian architect Laszlo Hudec who designed a ton of famous buildings in Shanghai (including Wukang Mansion). Tons of history here -- all the newest... Read more

    • Hengshan Cinema

      • Sports & Recreation
      • Cinemas
      • Xuhui
      • Address
        838 Hengshan Lu, near Tianping Lu
        衡山路838号, 近宛平路
      • Phone
        6437 7418

      Just across from Xujiahui park, this one has more of an independent cinema vibe. Built back in 1951, it doesn't feel corporate (despite being owned by SFC) and it's not in a mall. The three rooms are small-ish but comfortable, and the third room has VIP seats for... Read more

    • Palace IMAX Cinema (IAPM)

      • Arts
      • Sports & Recreation
      • Cinemas
      • Address
        IAPM Mall, 6/F, 999 Huaihai Zhong Lu, near Shanxi Nan Lu
        淮海中路999号6楼, 近陕西南路
      • Phone
        5109 3988

      As of 2016, this is one of the nicest and most futuristic places to see a movie in Shanghai. It's big: 6 halls and 1046 seats total. Facilities are great, with comfortable theater areas, and clean and comfortable 3D glasses. They've got RealD technology, if you're... Read more

    • Peace Cinema

      • Sports & Recreation
      • Cinemas
      • Cinemas
      • Address
        290 Xizang Zhong Lu, near Hankou Lu
        西藏中路290号, 近汉口路
      • Phone
        6361 2898

      Awkwardly designed but popular cinema, with a total of 1069 seats in six rooms. Very crowded, but they've got IMAX and Dolby and it's in People's Square so that's to be expected. There is also a Hershey's store right next to the ticket booth. The rest of Raffle's... Read more

    • SFC (Metro City)

      • Sports & Recreation
      • Cinemas
      • Cinemas
      • Address
        5F, 1111 Zhaojiabang Lu, near Tianyaoqiao Lu
        肇家浜路1111号5楼, 近天钥桥路
      • Phone
        6426 8181

      Xujiahui cinema with four theaters, the largest of which has 268 seats. All have stadium seating, massive screens and good surround sound. The seats are somewhat small, so a broad shouldered person might be uncomfortable. Tickets are 100rmb for 2D, 120rmb for 3D, or... Read more

    • Film Art Center

      • Sports & Recreation
      • Cinemas
      • Cinemas
      • Address
        160 Xinhua Lu, near Panyu Lu
        新华路160号, 近番禺路
      • Phone
        6280 4088

      The cinema for the Shanghai International Film Festival (SIFF). This place has a '90s kinda vibe, with lots of marble flooring, massive screens, and old-school bathrooms. There's nine rooms with 1058 seats total. Tickets at normal times are 90-180rmb, or half... Read more

    • Xinguang Cinema

      • Sports & Recreation
      • Cinemas
      • People's Square
      • Address
        586 Ningbo Lu, near Guangxi Bei Lu,
        宁波路586号, 近广西北路
      • Phone
        6351 5866

      Cute old cinema with local community vibes, built in 1930. Limited English language films. 380 seats, no VIP, no IMAX. They do a lot of Chinese-language live theater here. One large screening room, only two or three showings per day. Tickets are cheap here -- like... Read more

    • Broadband International Cineplex

      • Sports & Recreation
      • Cinemas
      • Huangpu
      • Address
        6/F, 99 Huaihai Zhong Lu, near Liulin Lu
        淮海中路99号大上海时代广场6楼, 近柳林路
      • Phone
        6391 0701

      Cheap modern cinema on the sixth floor of Times Square Plaza, with four halls and 714 seats. The best part about this place is that the gap between the seats is really big, so you won't bother anyone when you're trying to squeeze though. No IMAX or VIP, just 3D.... Read more

    • Premiere Cinemas (Kerry Center)

      • Sports & Recreation
      • Cinemas
      • Jing'an
      • Address
        N4-01, 1515 Nanjing Xi Lu, near Changde Lu
        南京西路1515号静安嘉里中心N4-01, 近常德路
      • Phone
        3100 6207

      Modern, clean, new (opened in 2015) cinema in the Jing'an Kerry Center. Comfy seats. Five screens and 726 seats total. No IMAX, which is sad. One of the salons is huge, then there's several smaller salons that are really comfortable. No VIP seats. Tickets are... Read more

    • Palace Cinema (IFC)

      • Arts
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      • Pudong
      • Address
        Shanghai IFC, LG1/F, 8 Shiji Da Dao, near Lujiazui Huan Lu
        世纪大道8号D座LG1楼, 近陆家嘴环路
      • Phone
        3126 7833

      Definitely a nice place to catch a flick in Lujiazui, the IFC branch of Palace is even nicer than the one in IAPM, as of 2016, anyway. However, unlike the IAPM branch, they don't do midnight premieres of blockbusters. Facilities are great, with comfortable theater... Read more

    • UME International Cineplex

      • Sports & Recreation
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      • Cinemas
      • Address
        Xintiandi, South Block, 5/F, 123 Xingye Lu, near Madang Lu
        兴业路123号5楼, 近马当路
      • Phone
        6373 3333

      This cinema in a Xintiandi mall is where stars often come to walk the red carpet for Hollywood premieres. George Clooney was here in 2015. They show English and Chinese movies in big rooms with jewel toned velvet decor. Tickets are 100rmb or 110rmb for 3D. On... Read more

    • UME International Cineplex

      • Sports & Recreation
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      • Cinemas
      • Address
        Xintiandi, South Block, 5/F, 123 Xingye Lu, near Madang Lu
        兴业路123号5楼, 近马当路
      • Phone
        6373 3333

      This cinema in a Xintiandi mall is where stars often come to walk the red carpet for Hollywood premieres. George Clooney was here in 2015. They show English and Chinese movies in big rooms with jewel toned velvet decor. Tickets are 100rmb or 110rmb for 3D. On... Read more

    • Shanghai Stellar Cinema City

      • Sports & Recreation
      • Cinemas
      • Cinemas
      • Address
        Super Brand Mall, 8/F, 168 Lujiazui Xi Lu, near Lujiazui Huan Lu
        陆家嘴西路168号8楼, 近陆家嘴环路
      • Phone
        5047 8026

      Huge, 2000-capacity mildly Egyptian-themed cinema in Super Brand Mall. They've got IMAX and VIP. Tickets are like 90-160rmb without an app and 30-50% less with, depending on the film. It's just ok. Nothing special. There is an ice cream shop right by the traditional... Read more

    • Shanghai Stellar Cinema City

      • Sports & Recreation
      • Cinemas
      • Cinemas
      • Address
        Super Brand Mall, 8/F, 168 Lujiazui Xi Lu, near Lujiazui Huan Lu
        陆家嘴西路168号8楼, 近陆家嘴环路
      • Phone
        5047 8026

      Huge, 2000-capacity mildly Egyptian-themed cinema in Super Brand Mall. They've got IMAX and VIP. Tickets are like 90-160rmb without an app and 30-50% less with, depending on the film. It's just ok. Nothing special. There is an ice cream shop right by the traditional... Read more

    • Peace Cinema

      • Sports & Recreation
      • Cinemas
      • Cinemas
      • Address
        290 Xizang Zhong Lu, near Hankou Lu
        西藏中路290号, 近汉口路
      • Phone
        6361 2898

      Awkwardly designed but popular cinema, with a total of 1069 seats in six rooms. Very crowded, but they've got IMAX and Dolby and it's in People's Square so that's to be expected. There is also a Hershey's store right next to the ticket booth. The rest of Raffle's... Read more

    • Cathay Theatre

      • Sports & Recreation
      • Cinemas
      • Cinemas
      • Address
        870 Huaihai Zhong Lu, near Maoming Lu
        淮海中路870号, 近茂名路
      • Phone
        5404 0415

      Old-school cinema built back in 1930 right on Huaihai Lu, then renovated in 2003. Screens are 3D and 4K. Nice staff, some English speakers. Ticket prices depend on time of day: morning 30/40rmb, afternoon 70/80rmb, evening 80/90rmb. These are readily available at... Read more

    • Grand Cinema (Da Guangming)

      • Sports & Recreation
      • Cinemas
      • Cinemas
      • Address
        216 Nanjing Xi Lu near Xizang Lu
        南京西路216号, 近西藏路
      • Phone
        6327 4260

      Huge, super old-school stand alone gem with lots of marble flooring and a grand staircase, built in 1928 by Hungarian architect Laszlo Hudec who designed a ton of famous buildings in Shanghai (including Wukang Mansion). Tons of history here -- all the newest... Read more

    • SFC Yonghua Cinema City

      • Arts
      • Sports & Recreation
      • Cinemas
      • Address
        Grand Gateway, 6/F, 1 Hongqiao Lu, near Huashan Lu
        虹桥路1号6楼, 近华山路
      • Phone
        6407 6622

      This SFC cinema in the Grand Gateway mall offers a mixed experience. On the one hand, they're the only cinema in Shanghai with IMAX 3D, 4K and 4D. Seating is stadium style and the sound is good. Then there is a VIP theater with only 32 reclining leather seats.... Read more

    • SFC (Metro City)

      • Sports & Recreation
      • Cinemas
      • Cinemas
      • Address
        5F, 1111 Zhaojiabang Lu, near Tianyaoqiao Lu
        肇家浜路1111号5楼, 近天钥桥路
      • Phone
        6426 8181

      Xujiahui cinema with four theaters, the largest of which has 268 seats. All have stadium seating, massive screens and good surround sound. The seats are somewhat small, so a broad shouldered person might be uncomfortable. Tickets are 100rmb for 2D, 120rmb for 3D, or... Read more

    • Science & Tech Museum IMAX 3D Cinema

      • Sports & Recreation
      • Cinemas
      • Pudong
      • Address
        2000 Century Avenue, near Jinxiu Lu
        世纪大道2000号, 近锦绣路
      • Phone
        6862 2000

      Showing educational films and documentaries, the cinema is inside the Science and Technology Museum. Tickets run from 20-40rmb. Read more

    • Shanghai Studio City Cinema

      • Sports & Recreation
      • Cinemas
      • Cinemas
      • Address
        10/F, 1038 Nanjing Xi Lu, near Nanhui Lu
        南京西路1038号10楼, 近南汇路
      • Phone
        6218 2173

      A little hard to find, this cinema is two floors above the US Consulate's US Citizen Services office in WestGate Mall. In a stroke of genius, the ticket booth and concession stand share space with a Costa Coffee. Tickets are reasonable during the afternoon hours when... Read more

    • Shanghai Studio City Cinema

      • Sports & Recreation
      • Cinemas
      • Cinemas
      • Address
        10/F, 1038 Nanjing Xi Lu, near Nanhui Lu
        南京西路1038号10楼, 近南汇路
      • Phone
        6218 2173

      A little hard to find, this cinema is two floors above the US Consulate's US Citizen Services office in WestGate Mall. In a stroke of genius, the ticket booth and concession stand share space with a Costa Coffee. Tickets are reasonable during the afternoon hours when... Read more

    • Cloud Nine Cinema

      • Sports & Recreation
      • Cinemas
      • Cinemas
      • Address
        Cloud Nine, 9/F, 1018 Changning Lu, near Kaixuan Lu
        长宁路1018号9楼, 近凯旋路
      • Phone
        5237 8275

      The cinema itself if hard to find, hidden behind a top floor anything&everything market. Six small screening rooms. Relatively small screens with ok sound. Whole place is dated and has a bit of a smell from the restaurants one floor down. 3D tickets are 100rmb.... Read more

    • Cloud Nine Cinema

      • Sports & Recreation
      • Cinemas
      • Cinemas
      • Address
        Cloud Nine, 9/F, 1018 Changning Lu, near Kaixuan Lu
        长宁路1018号9楼, 近凯旋路
      • Phone
        5237 8275

      The cinema itself if hard to find, hidden behind a top floor anything&everything market. Six small screening rooms. Relatively small screens with ok sound. Whole place is dated and has a bit of a smell from the restaurants one floor down. 3D tickets are 100rmb.... Read more

    • Lyceum Theatre

      • Theatres
      • Cinemas
      • Xuhui
      • Address
        57 Maoming Nan Lu, near Changle Lu
        茂名南路57号, 近长乐路
      • Phone
        6217 8530, 6258 4832

      Lyceum theater is just steeped in history. Built in the 1930s Shanghai boom days, it was once an amateur dramatics society. In more recent, calmer times Lyceum screens a combination of terrible blockbusters and critic worthy "films." It's also a satellite for the... Read more

    • Film Art Center

      • Sports & Recreation
      • Cinemas
      • Cinemas
      • Address
        160 Xinhua Lu, near Panyu Lu
        新华路160号, 近番禺路
      • Phone
        6280 4088

      The cinema for the Shanghai International Film Festival (SIFF). This place has a '90s kinda vibe, with lots of marble flooring, massive screens, and old-school bathrooms. There's nine rooms with 1058 seats total. Tickets at normal times are 90-180rmb, or half... Read more

    • Nextage Film Art Centre

      • Sports & Recreation
      • Cinemas
      • Pudong
      • Address
        Yaohan Department Store, 10/F, 501 Zhangyang Lu, near Pudong Nan Lu
        浦东张扬路501号10楼, 近浦东南路
      • Phone
        5836 2988

      This modern cinema complex in Pudong boasts eight screens, one of which specializes in 4-D experiences. For a full program of shows, check the website - currently only in Chinese. Read more

    • Wanda International Cinema

      • Sports & Recreation
      • Cinemas
      • Cinemas
      • Address
        58 Guobin Lu, near Zhonghuan Lu
        国宾路58号, 近中环路
      • Phone
        5566 0926

      Biggest draw for this cinema is the massive 400 seat IMAX screening room. They have ten rooms total, including a small VIP theater with luxury seats. Very comfortable place, welcoming to the 18-25 crowd. IMAX tickets are 120rmb. Regular tickets, 70rmb. Read more

    • Wanda International Cinema

      • Sports & Recreation
      • Cinemas
      • Cinemas
      • Address
        58 Guobin Lu, near Zhonghuan Lu
        国宾路58号, 近中环路
      • Phone
        5566 0926

      Biggest draw for this cinema is the massive 400 seat IMAX screening room. They have ten rooms total, including a small VIP theater with luxury seats. Very comfortable place, welcoming to the 18-25 crowd. IMAX tickets are 120rmb. Regular tickets, 70rmb. Read more

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