Another classic theater on Huaihai Lu, built in 1930 (used to be called the Huangjin Da Xiyuan). If you've got money to burn and wanna entertain friends, they've got two private VIP rooms where you can watch any movie you want, or even sing KTV. If you're paying cash, tickets are pretty expensive (like 120-180rmb), but they're less than half that if you buy online. Not that modern, but that's not why you're coming here. Old-school vibes. Showtimes: Gewara
This historic theater up in Hongkou was once a temple, then it was Chinatown, now it's a bubbling club/lounge/bar regularly hosting cabaret theater shows. It's a really beautiful old space with a gallery and theater boxes, with a real feeling of...
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