Shanghai Sights

Cathay Theatre (Guótài diànyĭngyuàn)

  • 870 Huaihai Zhong Lu Map It
  • French Concession
  • Arts/Performance Venue

Published 02/08/2016

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The Art Deco–style Cathay Cinema was one of the first movie theaters in Shanghai. The building still serves as a theater, showing a mix of Chinese and Western films. The theater was a favorite of Shanghainese author Eileen Chang, of Lust, Caution fame.

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870 Huaihai Zhong Lu, at Maoming Nan Lu, Shanghai, Shanghai Shi, 200020, China

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Published 02/08/2016


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