Lights, Camera, Shanghai!

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Most weekends at home are spent in the movie theatre with my GPa. But I wanted to see a movie in Chinese. Until this point, I was unable to catch a film in Beijing or Ningbo due to jet lag and our busy schedules. Shanghai would be my last resort.

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As our bus crossed over the ocean to the metropolitan streets of Shanghai, I put my head in the travel books to learn more about the history of Chinese film and must-go-to cinemas in the city. My intense desperation to find a theatre consumed me as my colleagues enjoyed the French-inspired sights leading up to the downtown area where our hotel was located.

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When I finally looked up, I caught glimpses of a large venue hidden behind movie advertisements. The ads surrounded it like a gated fence enclosing an expensive home. In haste, I pulled out my phone to take a picture of the building and the street signs at the intersection. I was going to be ready to show it to the concierge to find out how to get back to that spot. When the light turned green, our bus made a wide left turn followed by a permanent stop. To my surprise, our hotel was next door to this grand movie theatre!

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With that, I checked into the hotel, threw my bags in room and went to the first movie that would be starting (which was the science fiction thriller, Life).

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Mission accomplished!

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Shavonne (@vonne_kaye) is an author and the blog curator for All Things Inspiration. She enjoys traveling, fitness, movies and the arts. Pictured here at a cinema in Shanghai, China (May 25, 2017). 

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