Gotta buy tickets online. No tickets sold at the door. One way to do this is through Mao Yan — “Cat Eye” — which is already a Mini Program in your WeChat (猫眼电影演出). Access it through WeChat Pay and then scroll to the Movie Tickets with the red cat symbol.
Social distancing in the seating. The seating plan is already adjusted to leave space between movie-goers, with spaces in-between single people and double spaces on either side of couples.
You have to give up some info. Registration is mandatory to buy tickets, including your full name, a Chinese ID or passport, and your ID number.
Temperature checks at the door. Mandatory mask wearing throughout the entire movie. And no popcorn (or any other food or drink) in the cinema.
The Movies Currently Showing
Big Hero 6
Ford v. Ferrari
Mia et le Lion Blanc
The Pursuit of Happiness
Sonic the Hedgehog
The Big Blockbusters Coming Soon (Tentatively September 4) Out this Weekend (August 14) Out in August
Looking for cinemas in Shanghai? Click here for the SmartShanghai Directory.