Nightlife in Lan Kwai Fong, Without Breaking the Bank

Nightlife, off the beaten path — By Shirley Yau on April 17, 2011 at 5:33 pm

Would you rather watch a movie in the open air than in another refrigerated shopping mall? Do you just want to relax and have fun without having to worry about looking your best, but don’t want to miss out on the nightlife around Lan Kwai Fong? Then Rooftop Cinema Hong Kong is for you. If you’re visiting Hong Kong for a short trip and want to have an easy, yet unique, night out then you really can’t beat this venue, especially for the price.


Better make your reservation early or else risk missing out on the fun these chaps are having.

You get to the full nostalgia of the college dorm-style open-air cinema, under the stars and above the smog atop Hong Kong’s artsy landmark, the Fringe club. All for just HK$ 125 (includes one drink).


Where else are you going to find all of this in Lan Kwai Fong?

The people organising this one-and-only rooftop cinema in Hong Kong are more excited than a car-full of male models in the middle of a gas fight. The mostly expat crowd here isn’t just couples — you’ll find friends catching up with each other and coworkers on a company outing (you can book a screening for a large group).

A percentage of the proceeds from the screenings goes to the Clean Air Network in Hong Kong, so you can be sure that you are doing your part to minimize your carbon footprint, even while you’re having a laugh.

Tickets for the previous two screenings sold out far in advance: all 90 seats got snapped up like hot cakes.

Here’s the program for April and May:
Tuesday 19 April: Donnie Darko
Wednesday 20 April: Blow
Tuesday 26 April: Point Break
Thursday 28 April: Movie of your choice as voted on the rooftop Cinema’s facebook page (hurry voting ends soon)
Wednesday 4 May: Pulp Fiction

Here is how rooftop cinema works:

  • They don’t use tickets at Rooftop Cinema, but they will put your name at the door.
  • Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Rooftop Cinema is an all weather event, so bring warm clothes, a blanket, and some rain protection if the weather looks unpleasant.
  • You can make a booking online for rooftop cinema on their website; they take PayPal.
  • Doors open at 7:30 pm. Show starts at 8:30 pm.

A little taste of what to look forward to.

Hopefully Rooftop Cinema at the Fringe Club can be a regular addition to the Hong Kong nightlife scenery and they can keep adding extra films to the program.

Tags: fringe club, hong kong nightlife, hong kong offbeat things to do, independent movies hong kong, openair movies hong kong, rooftop cinema


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