Shanghai Concert Hall

523 Ya'an Dong Lu Road,
Shanghai 200021

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RobertBurger on August 20, 2005 at 6:06 pm

Architects were Zhao Shen and Fan Wenxhao. The first movie in 1930 was ‘Broadway’. In 1950 it was renamed to ‘Beijing Cinema" and in 1959 it became a concert hall and home of the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra. In this function, capacity is reported as 1122 seats. Acoustics were excellent, but the noise from nearby heavy-traffic roads became more and more disturbing. So the whole theatre was moved over 66 m to the side in a 6 m USD preservation effort and stands now surrounded by lawns and trees. Here a link to an interesting description of this unique undertaking.
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Suwanti on July 29, 2005 at 11:52 pm

Nanking Theatre opened on 25th March,1930.It had seating capacity of 1539.
The theatre was situated on Avenue Edward VII.

Recently,the Shanghai Cultural Hall underwent restoration and the theatre building was moved backward from the thorougfare.