If you’ve been in China for a while and you’re starting to itch for a little reminder of home, a trip to the movies is a great way to sit back, relax, and get away from the city atmosphere. As a city with a long history of western influence, Dalian has numerous cinemas to choose from. So, if you want to forego haggling with a pirated DVD vendor on the street for a high-end cinema experience, here are a few of the places you can visit.
Dalian Studios 大连影城
Located in the Roosevelt Shopping Mall on Xi'an Street, Dalian Studios provides a convenient location to see a movie before or after shopping. The cinema has nine movie screens showing a range of films from current domestic offerings to current releases from the US, Europe and Asia. The cinema’s spacious waiting area includes seating and tables and a few video games to enjoy before going in to see a movie. The snack bar offers a variety of movie snacks including popcorn, cookies, Chinese style hot-dogs, coffee, water and soda. The screening rooms offer comfortable seating on an incline for unhindered viewing and extra-wide row spacing for easy entry or exit to your seat. There are also 4 private seating options for family or groups including a private screening room with sofa seats. The cinema tends to get crowded in the evenings however. They allow same day advanced ticket purchases as well as telephone booking services. Ticket prices range from 50 RMB to 55 RMB.
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Add: 4F Roosevelt Shopping Mall, 123 Xi'an Road, Shahekou District, Dalian
Tel: 0411 8389 9112
Dalian Newmart Cineplex 新玛特影城
The Newmart Cineplex is the newest cinema in downtown Dalian and offers six screens of cutting-edge digital viewing technology. All screens include box-style sofa seating, QSC surround sound technology and soundproof screening rooms. Screening room No. 1 houses the cineplex's giant screen and can seat up to 300 people. Hall 1 is available for private screenings, presentations or conferences upon request. The cinema concessions offer standard Western movie house fare such as popcorn, candy and assorted beverages. Theater-goers also have access to the cineplex's on site lounge bar, video store and souvenir shop. Ticket prices range from 45 RMB to 65 RMB.
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Add: F6, New-Mart Shopping Plaza, 1 Qingsan Street, Zhongshan District, Dalian
Tel: 0411 8388 0648
Jinbu Theater 进步电影院
Dalian Jinbu Theater is one of two cinemas found on Friendship Square. Originally opened in 1931, the theater has showcased some of Dalian's most famous performances. In 1999, the theater was completely renovated and upgraded for movie viewing in the modern era. The theater houses one large main screening hall and five smaller screening halls. The main hall includes a balcony and is equipped with the latest in Dolby surround-sound. Additionally, the theater includes a cafe and small bookstore. Ticket prices range from 50 RMB to 55 RMB but they have discount prices of 25 RMB for matinee screenings.
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Add: 11 Youhao Square, Zhongshan District, Dalian
Tel: 0411 8281 7364
Hongxing Cinema 红星电影院
If you are looking for a one-stop entertainment experience, consider Hongxing Cinema. Hongxing Cinema offers you three movie screening halls and three smaller DVD viewing rooms that cater to group screening for children and school field trip activities. The cinema's main hall has the largest screen in the Northeast covering an area of 120 square meters. In addition to movies, Hongxing contains a restaurant, an audio-visual bookstore, flower shop and music bar. Ticket prices range from 40 RMB to 45 RMB.
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6 Chengyi Jie, 5-4 Square, Shahekou District, Dalian
Tel: 0411 8463 3119
Xintianyi Cineplex 新天艺影城
Xintianyi Cineplex provides residents of Dalian's Development Zone a convenient location to see the latest movies releases. The cineplex houses five screening rooms that can house up to 900 people. The cineplex's main screening room houses a super-wide screen with advanced digital surround sound. The cineplex also houses a snack bar which serves a variety of snacks, candy and cola drinks. Ticket prices range from 40 RMB to 50 RMB.
Xintianyi CineplexView In Map
Add: 5F Tongluowan Ansheng Shopping Mall, Dalian Development Zone, Dalian
Tel: 0411 8753 8538
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