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The Cathay Theatre at the French Concession is one of Shanghai’s most valued and easily recognised buildings from the past. The Cinema was designed by Hungarian architect C. H. Gonda (who also designed the now Bank of Communications at The Bund and the Capitol Cinema) and was completed in the year 1930.

The French Concession then had 33 theatres, making Shanghai one of the most cultured and international cities in the country even long before its rise as a modern metropolis.

In its era of glory the Cathay Grand Theatre was the largest in Shanghai at the time, and held 978 seats, usually catering to foreigners and wealthy local residents. Today the cinema is famous for running low-budget artistic movies.

Source: http://thefrenchconcession.com/2009/cathay-theatre/

"Happy 2011 to all - may our memories of the past years remain in our minds like the old movies: replayed from time to time when we feel like it!"

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  • Copyright: May Mah (mayjayne) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 376 W: 23 N: 1134] (7380)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Black & White
  • Date Taken: 2010-07-03
  • Categories: Daily Life
  • Exposure: f/4.2, 1/100 seconds
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  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2010-12-31 18:57
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