Despite streaming services readily available, it is without a doubt that the big screen experience is incomparable to your laptops and mobile devices. Being a cosmopolitan city, Hong Kong has access to a plethora of films from all over the world, and although not all films are shown in cinemas, film events and festivals
are held by film-related organisations
throughout the year for movie lovers. The more mature audiences can take this opportunity to reminisce a time where going to the movies were one of the rare times where they could accompany their loved ones. Albeit either it is with friends, family or simply watching movies alone, remember, special offers are offered at different theatres
or, or, instead of watching films, spend an enjoyable afternoon in the Hong Kong Film Archive
Facilities and organisations
Hong Kong Film Archive
onserved and preserved the treasures of Hong Kong film heritage. It has stored a hundred years of Hong Kong film copies as wll as related heritage and literature. The archive often publishes research collections
for the public to download in addition to organizing exhibitions and screening programmes
to showcase reviews and the talented people in Hong Kong’s film industry During leisure time, you can visit the Hong Kong Film Archive Resource Centre
to watch audiovisual materials as well with a discount of only $155 for the elderly to apply for an ‘Audiovisual Materials Viewing Card
Film Programmes Office
The Film Programmes Office has worked with various cultural groups, consulates and film organizations to promote film culture for many years. It organizes diverse film programmes every year such as the German Film Forum, French Cinepanorama, Fritz Lang and F.W. Murnau’s Retrospective Show, New Japanese Cinema in 1980s etc. Apart from local mainstream commercial films, the office opens a door for you to explore the world of high-tasted and artistic films. The webpage of the film programmes office provides the details of the film programmes, hence allowing you to arrange your schedule around the programme.
Hong Kong Visual Arts Centre
With its long history, the Hong Kong Visual Arts Centre provides venues for artists and various arts activities for purposes of study and exhibition. For the elderly who are interested in arts, do visit for different art-themed film screenings in the centre.
Hong Kong Arts Centre
Focusing on organizing different forms of arts programmes to promote local creativity and arts to the world, the Hong Kong Arts Centre has local and international multimedia arts, including animation, film, documentaries and so on, allowing the public to enjoy a variety of artistic experiences.
Hong Kong Film Critics Society
is established by a group of professional critics and is a non-profit organization. It aims at promoting film culture and film education. Every year, it presents the Hong Kong Film Society Award which is one of the important awards in the industry. It also organizes workshops and seminars from time to time. If you are interested, please note its website announcements.
Hong Kong Baptist University-Academy of Film
has trained many film talented people who are working in backstage for Hong Kong. It also organizes related activities from time to time. It sometimes invites local and foreign directors and film producers to share the stories behind. Most of its speakers are experts from around the world. Please visit its website for activities which you are interested in.
Events and Festivals
Hong Kong International Film Festival
is held from March to April every year. It has more than thirty years of history. Film fans can watch excellent film productions from different nations at low costs.
Hong Kong Asian Film Festival
is organized by the Hong Kong Asian Film Festival Society, and is supported by the Broadway Cinematheque. It is the largest scale of Asian film platform in Hong Kong , and is held from mid-to-late October to mid-to-late November every year. During this period, talks, forums and seminars are organized for the audience to understand more about the film cultures of different Asian places. Apart from having chances to appreciate different Asian film selections, you can also obtain more film knowledge, and get to know more friends.
HKIFF Cine Fan Programme
Founded by the Hong Kong International Film Festival Society, the Cine Fan programme aims to bring unique and more underrated movies instead of the mainstream films audiences are used to. Cineasters can participate in the special privilege scheme
to get a ticket discount for various programmes.
and MCL Theatres
offer special programmes on the latest film hot topics. They promote special screening programmes for film fans to cater to their needs of watching and reviewing good films. Whenever you visit their websites, be prepared for some extra surprises!
Current and upcoming filmsInformation on current and upcoming films are available in the websites of cinemas:
Broadway Theatres (Hong Kong Island/Kowloon/New Territories)
The ONE Broadway
Palace APM Broadway
Tsuen Wan Broadway
Yuen Long Broadway
Kingswood Ginza Broadway
MCL JP Causeway Bay
MCL Grand Windsor Cinema
MCL South Horizons Cinema
MCL Telford Cinema
Grand Ocean (Xtreme)
GH The Sky
GH Tsing Yi
AMC Pacific Place (Admiralty)
The Grand Cinema
Newport Circuit: President (Causeway Bay)