Dahua Cinema

67 Zhongshan Nanlu,

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Architects: Yang Tingbao

Functions: Movies (First Run)

Styles: Art Deco

Phone Numbers: Box Office: 860258.440.1797

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Dahua Cinema

Located on the busiest street in Nanjing, capitol of east China’s, Jiangsu province. The Dahua Cinema was built in 1934 and had 1,300-seats in orchestra and balcony levels. It was closed in 1989 and stood unused for 15 years.

In 2004 the government renovated its exterior, but modernised its interior into a 6-screen multiplex.

Contributed by Ken Roe

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Betzee on February 4, 2021 at 5:18 pm

Saw the American movie “Love Story” dubbed into Mandarin in the winter of 1987. Having seen it when it was released in the US, I remembered it as a “chick flick” when I went to the cineplex with my mother as a sixth-grader and we both cried at the end.

In China it was a window onto the outside world and that attracted young people of both sexes in droves. Though the movie was dubbed, my Chinese roommate told me her parents would not have been able to follow it. The nickname Preppie had meaning in English but it was simply phoneticized in Mandarin. It was a cross-cultural experience for me as well and a fond memory of studying in China.

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