For a classic night on the town that does all the entertaining for you, head to the cinemas of Shanghai. You can relax, sit back, switch off your cell phone and simply enjoy the show.
The Grand Cinema in Shanghai, on Nanjing Road, is a fabulous structure with impeccable design and a reputation as one of the best cinema houses in Shanghai.
Likewise, if you love great architecture and amazing interior design, the Peace Cinema, Golden Cinema and Lansheng Cinema all offer beautiful blends of eastern and western design. You'll also find the shows performed and films aired at these cinemas to be top-notch, drawing a wide range of Shanghai's population in for nightly entertainment.
The Village Cinema, Paradise Cinema, Heng Shan Cinema and the very seriously named Cinema of Truth are all local cinemas that focus on eastern shows and presentations, but sometimes offer subtitled versions.
Two theaters come to mind, including the geographically specific Central Theater and the Magestic Theater, where you'll find Shanghai's elites and locals mixing nights of warm, old-fashioned entertainment.
290 Xizang Road
By Hankou Lu, Huangpu
No 8 Huaihai Road (M)
Near Xizang Nan Lu
2-68 Nanjing West Road
11/F Shanghai New World Emporium, People's Square
Hongqiao Lu 1
Gateway Mall, sixth floor, Xuhui
State-of-the-Art Design and Equipment... read more
696 Weihai Lu
Room 411, Building 11
1376 Nanjing Xi Lu
Jiangning Lu 66
at Beijing Xi Lu, Jing An
One of Shanghai's oldest Theaters and Cinemas...