Must see entertainment in Shanghai

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    MAO Livehouse

    One of the city’s best and largest music venues, MAO is a stalwart of the Shanghai music scene, with acts ranging from rock to pop to electronica. Check…

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    Palace IMAX

    With six large screens, comfortable 3D glasses and an intimate VIP cinema with 50 seats (at an extra cost), this is one of the best movie houses in town.

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    Cathay Theatre

    Retro 1932 movie house showing films in 2D and 3D, with some in English. Ticket prices vary depending on the title and movie show times.

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    SFC Metro City Cinema

    This cinema on the 5th floor of the Metro City mall has four screens and shows some English-language films.

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    Daguan Theater

    This state-of-the-art 1100-seat theatre in the impressive Himalayas Center, attached to the Jumeirah Himalayas Hotel, stages Chinese opera, other…

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    Mercedes-Benz Arena

    The galactically styled UFO structure of the Mercedes-Benz Arena at the former World Expo site is a truly impressive building. It hosts big-name…

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    Lyceum Theatre

    Landmark building built in the 1930s, with many original features. It shows a number of performances, from acrobatics and film screenings to family magic…

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    UME International Cinema

    Modern movie complex showing films in 2D and 3D, with some in English. There are also VIP rooms with reclining chairs. Occasional Hollywood premieres…

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    Grand Cinema

    This striking 1930s art deco cinema was once one of Shanghai's most famous movie theatres, and today continues to screen the latest blockbusters.

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    Shanghai Film Art Centre

    This cinema is the main venue for the Shanghai International Film Festival and usually has at least one movie showing in English at other times.

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    UA Cinemas

    Modern cinema complex in the Westgate Mall with 2D and 3D screens.

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    Peace Cinema

    People’s Square cinema with an attached IMAX theatre (巨幕影院, Jùmùyǐngyuàn).