Wing Lok Cinema–or Cinema Alegria in Portuguese–is located in an inner city suburb of Macau, close to Kiang Wu hospital. It first opened on February, 1952 with the documentary “The Liberated China”, and had 800 seats at the time. Close to Lin Kai Temple and The Joy of Living Cafe, it’s an ideal spot to head to and enjoy a movie.
It is a good example of an Art Deco style cinema and one of the few remaining in Macau. It was very popular, screening films from mainland China, Russia, North Korea and Vietnam and other communist countries and regions. It was soon enlarged to a total of 1,160 seats in stalls and circle levels. A large stage was installed in 1957, and variety shows became part of the programming. In 1997, the cinema was twinned, retaining the original auditorium which is still used for a dual use of films and live theatre, while the small auditorium upstairs in part of the balcony is for film use only.
Nowadays, besides screening movies, the space is also rented by local associations and companies for events related to charity and more. Wing Lok Cinema was renovated in 2005. For information on updated movie programming at this venue, check here.
Opening hours: Daily, 2:00pm–11:45pm
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