Hong Kong Film Archive

Wan Chai & Northeast Hong Kong Island

The archive is a cinephile's heaven. Its resource centre has over 6300 reels and tapes, as well as magazines and scripts related to Hong Kong cinema through the ages. You can browse through its comprehensive bilingual online catalogue before visiting. The archive also holds thematic exhibitions and has regular screenings in its cinema. Check online for programs.

From the MTR station, walk north on Tai On St and west on Lei King Rd.

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