There are plenty of cinema options in Nanjing, but if you're talking about conveniently located venues with a great theatre setup and quality service, then there are only three that qualify: Wanda International Cineplex, Nanjing Shuiyoucheng Hengdian International Cineplex and Xinjiekou International Cineplex. All three venues have state-of-the-art digital playback and audio equipment, are the fastest in updating films, and are conveniently located in downtown. You could easily hop on the bus or metro and go right ahead with your shopping and sightseeing plans after catching your favorite movie or two at the following cinemas.
Wanda International Cineplex 万达国际电影城
Wanda is a 5-star cinema chain in China and one of the most luxurious movie venues in Nanjing. They've got 9 regular theatre rooms and 1 VIP theatre. The theatres have comfortable stadium style seating to give you the best viewing experience. Screens at Wanda are fitted along the entire length of the wall, ensuring that the audience will be able to have the best viewing options wherever they choose to sit. Seats in the VIP theatre are upholstered in real leather – offering the best comfort; audiences in the VIP theater are also able to enjoy popcorn, red wine, fruit and other snacks free of charge. Of course, ticket prices for viewing movies in the VIP theatre reflect this superb service – tickets are around 150 RMB/person.
The first floor lobby is grand and pretty; ticket counters and lounge benches are built in a unique Nanjing style to reflect a period in history when the Kuomintang had been in power. Customers can choose to wait by ordering a cup of coffee at the café on the first floor or head on inside the theaters to pass the time before show time. VIP Wanda membership card holders can enjoy some discounts at the café and 20% -50% discounts on movie tickets.
Half price discounts for the whole day every Tuesday and Wednesday; before 18:00 every Monday, Thursday, and Friday; and before 12:00 every Saturday and Sunday (limited to four purchases for per person per day);
Half price discounts are also available for those carrying student, servicemen/servicewomen, and teacher IDs (limited to one ticket per ID per day); and those using their China Construction Bank debit cards paying for the tickets (limited to four purchases per day with each card).
Wanda International CineplexView In Map
Add: 88 Hongwu Rd, Xinjiekou Wanda Plaza (4th Floor), Baixia District, Nanjing
Tel: 025 6813 2777
Opening hours: 09:30-24:00
Getting there: Take bus routes 2, 26, 27, 30, 34, 46 to Xijiekou Wuxing Electronics Mall station; or you can also take metro Line 1 to Xinjiekou station
Nanjing Shuiyoucheng Hengdian International Cineplex 南京水游城横店国际影城
This venue is located in downtown near the Confucius Temple and is situated on the 4th and 5th floor of Shuiyoucheng; after you're done watching movies, you can opt to look around the large shopping center that is Shuiyoucheng. This cinema has six theaters and a luxurious VIP theater and all are equipped with the best audio and video equipment to achieve the greatest movie-viewing experience. They also have large screens and comfy, adjustable stadium seating. Service at the venue is superb and the theaters are also wheelchair accessible.
Mondays are half-price days for those with membership cards; Tuesdays and Wednesdays are half-price days for everyone.
Nanjing Shuiyoucheng Hengdian International CineplexView In Map
Add: 4th Floor, 1 Jiankang Rd, Shuiyoucheng, Nanjing
Tel: 025 8223 3599
Opening hours: 10:00-22:00
Getting there: Take bus routes 2, 16, 33, 37, 46, Y2, Y4 to Sanshan Street station
Xinjiekou International Cineplex 新街口国际影城
This theatre is located in the prosperous Xinjiekou commercial district. It is thus easily accessible by public transportation and is surrounded by malls, restaurants and bars – making it super convenient for movie-goers to go shopping, dining and enjoying other recreational activities afterward. This Cineplex is also renovated to have a very grand and upscale feel; they've got 9 theaters and each is equipped with the best digital playback and audio systems. Needless to say, they also have large screens, a VIP lounge, a multi-functional auditorium, and soft, wide seating upholstered with imported leather. This venue is also wheelchair accessible, and they've got intimate seating for couples that like to snuggle up under the dimmed lights.
Student IDs are good for half-price off; those with membership cards can also enjoy 20% -50% off on their purchases.
Xinjiekou International CineplexView In Map
Add: 18 Zhongshan Rd, Deji Plaza 7th Floor, Baixia District, Nanjing
Tel: 025 8479 7700
Opening hours: 09:00-23:00
Getting there: Take bus routes 1, 34, 25, 28, 35, 38, 16, 100 to North Xinjiekou station
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