Having fun in Beijing

(cityofbeijing.gov.cn) Updated: 2012-12-08

5. Cinemas

Although the first motion picture was introduced to the country in 1896, China's film industry truly began with the shooting of The Difficult Couple (Nanfunanqi) (1913), the first Chinese feature movie. After a century of developments, Chinese filmmakers are making their mark worldwide- spurred on by the success of Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (Wohu Canglong) (2000), which won an Oscar in 2000. Beijing premieres most Chinese films, and more cinemas are showing original foreign movies.

New Film Association and Huayi Brothers Cinema

Address: 16 Guangshun Bei Dajie, Chaoyang district

Tel: +86 10 5762 0488

ShowMax Cinema

Address: 40 Chongwenmenwai Dajie, Dongcheng district

Tel: +86 10 5167 1210

Star City Cinema

Address: Oriental Plaza, 1 East Chang'an Avenue, Dongcheng district

Tel: +86 10 8518 6778

UME International Cineplex

Address: 44 Kexueyuan Nanlu, opposite Shuang'an Market, Haidian district

Tel: +86 10 8211 5566

Beijing APM Cinema

Address: S/F, Beijing apm, 138 Wangfujing Dajie, Dongcheng district

Tel: +86 10 6528 1898

Wanda International Cinema CBD Branch

Address: 3/F, Building B, Wanda Plaza, 93 Jianguo Lu, Chaoyang district

Tel: +86 10 5960 3399