Six picks for flicks | Weekly movie nights in Beijing

pop-up beijing movie night

A friend recently asked me about weekly movie nights in Beijing so I thought I would share the six options I have so far found. Tonight’s screenings include a nice fit for the upcoming Year of the Monkey–the 1933 Fay Wray version of King Kong! Also of note: I helped organize Firefly screenings in 2010 and in 2012 and am planning a third one. Details soon.


Pop-Up Beijing @ 7 PM | This Sanlitun South home furnishing shop screens movies on Sundays and Tuesdays, with happy hour prices (元35) on wine. | January 31: King Kong, February 7: [closed for holidays], February 14: Roman Holiday.

Migas @ 7:30 PM | These Nali Patio guys started with the first six Star Wars movies, moved to The Matrix, and are now working through X Men. Free popcorn.

Beer Mania @ 8 PM | Catch a flick and grab a burger for 元40, fries or popcorn 元20, or free-flow Estimanet beer for 元120 at this Sanlitun South spot. | January 31: Road to Singapore.

Cafe de la Poste @ 9:30 PM | Movies are decided by popular vote via the weixin account of this Beixinqiao-area venue. 元15 popcorn | January 31: Dikkenek (with 元20 Vedett), February 7: [closed for holidays], February 14: Le Fabuleux destin d’Amerlie Poulain.


Caravan @ 9 PM | The newest addition to the weekly movie crew is this venue near the southwest corner of Ritan Park. | February 1: The Big Lebowski (元35 White Russians).


Pop-Up Beijing, 7:30 PM | This home furnishing venue screens movies on Sundays and Tuesdays, with happy hour (元35) prices on wine. | February 2: The Lady from Shanghai, February 9: [closed for holidays], February 16: The Postman Always Rings Twice, February 23: Sunset Boulevard.

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