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Now showing at a cinema near you - if you're lucky

Struggling to get a ticket for the latest blockbuster? It could be because there are proportionately far fewer cinema seats here than there are in other cities in the region - such as Taipei, Singapore, Seoul, or Kuala Lumpur.

Monday, 18 March, 2013, 4:17am

Hainan set to become a cinematic crowd-puller

Golf resort operator Mission Hills plans to build a movie studio and theme park in Hainan based on the sets featured in the films of mainland director Feng Xiaogang.

The HK$6 billion Mission Hills-Huayi-Fengxiaogang Movie-themed town is expected to open in Haikou, Hainan's capital, as early as 2014.

25 May 2012 - 12:00am

Trade deal means more 3D and Imax movies from Hollywood for mainland

With two Hollywood films, War Horse and John Carter, topping the mainland box office in first two weeks of this month, mainland audiences will have access to 50 per cent more American films this year, with at least one new foreign film hitting the big screen every week.

1 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Final curtain for cinema complex at Times Square

Causeway Bay said farewell yesterday to UA Cinemas' complex in Times Square after 18 years - and also the 48-year-old President Shopping Centre in Jaffe Road.

With four films on show yesterday, about 3,000 movie-goers who had bought tickets at a special price of HK$18 on Sunday, a pre-sale day, enjoyed their last moments at the cinema complex.

1 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Hold the heroics in saving HK's silver screens

With high rents forcing many cinema operators out of business, they are calling for the addition of a provision to commercial land-use zoning regulations to guarantee a cinema in all districts.

SCMP, January 20

I regret the loss of cinemas, too. It seems nothing can withstand this tsunami of 'Guccicide' and 'Versacefication' now overwhelming our town centres.

26 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Cinemas to bid adieu to films on celluloid

The beginning of the end for celluloid film in Hong Kong and Macau has been heralded with a movie giant's announcement that it will stop supplying 35mm prints to cinemas in the two cities next year.

Twentieth Century Fox, which accounted for almost a third of Hollywood's box-office takings in Hong Kong last year, said yesterday it would in future supply only digital versions.

9 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Actor Chow details mainland cinema plans

Director and comic actor Stephen Chow Sing-chi addressed the media this week - not to discuss the progress of his latest movie but to disclose his new identity as mainland cinema investor.

23 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

First 3-D sex movie a hot ticket with fans

When VIP tickets went on sale for 3-D Sex and Zen: Extreme Ecstasy - the world's first three-dimensional soft-core porn movie - fans queued overnight to make sure they got one.

20 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

Tapping in to group-buying power

Shopping on the internet has become a more popular way of buying goods on the mainland, especially among young people. Many online shoppers are also tapping in to group-buying sites to get extra discounts.

2 Nov 2010 - 12:00am


The title of Francis Xavier Pasion's 2008 film refers to two similarly named individuals - a recently murdered gay teacher and a television producer trying to make a documentary of the victim's story.

8 Jul 2010 - 12:00am