Macau Tower, Cineteatro Macau, Cinema Alegria and UA Galaxy cinemas screen a variety of movies, in air-conditioned comfort and big silver screen format, and the Macao Cultural Centre also screens special art and classic movies.
Macau Tower Convention & Entertainment Centre
The over sixty-year-old Alegria Cinema is located at the intersection of Travessa da Corda and Estrada do Repouso of San Kio area, a densely populated and historic district of Macao. It was built under the initiative of a group of Chinese merchants headed by Ho Yin, an eminent social figure of the past.
Besides movie screening, the cinema was equipped with a large stage in 1957 to turn it into a major venue for holding community activities and Cantonese opera performances in Macao. Famed Cantonese opera troupes of Hong Kong, like Chor Fung Ming, and reputable opera artists like Lam Ka Sing, graced the stage of the cinema. Local singing associations are its regular users and community activities of different natures are held.
It has been the venue for the annual celebration to mark the National Day of China while table tennis tournament, chess game (one player against five players at the same time), acrobatic shows and “hard-qigong” presentation were some of its previous events.
UA Galaxy Cinemas
Macao Cultural Centre
As a platform that brings internationally famous performances from all over the globe to Macao, the Centre has been striving to promote various types of arts and cultures and to offer local and foreign audience quality programmes that enrich people’s life with great work and enhance understanding in performing arts. It regularly hosts cultural events and celebrations that mark the cityscape, such as music festival and Fringe, bringing together an inspiring, creative and exciting work to locals or visitors from neighbouring regions. Many well-known Broadway musicals such as Peter Pan, The Addams Family and Fame, were shown on stage here.