Nowadays, we can stream a wide range of movies online, but there’s something about a cinema that streaming cannot replace. Whether you’re into the retro vibes of an old-school theatre or prefer a luxury venue with all the latest tech, check out our guide to the 9 best cinemas in Hong Kong. Let’s take a close look at what makes each of these spots a great choice for your next movie night.

Broadway Cinemathèque — Yau Ma Tei

Broadway Cinemathèque Yau Ma Tei best cinema hong kong
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For fellow film buffs, head to Broadway Cinemathèque in Yau Ma Tei for indie flicks and international masterpieces. Since 1996, it has been a hub for dynamic film festivals, film events, and retrospectives. Apart from mainstream movies, you can find director’s cuts, foreign language films, and a unique selection of internationally acclaimed films. Swing by the adjoining Kubrick Café for a post-movie coffee and browse through their book collection. Join the bcinephile membership for exclusive perks and immerse yourself in a world where film, culture, and lifestyle converge.

Best for: Independent and international films
Location: Prosperous Garden, 3 Public Square Street, Yau Ma Tei
Contact: Website | Instagram | Facebook | +852 2388 0002

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Cinema City Langham Place — Mong Kok

Cinema City Langham Place Mong Kok best cinema hong kong
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Conveniently located at Mong Kok’s landmark Langham Place, Cinema City offers movie buffs an all-round thrilling cinematic adventure with its Citi Studio 4DX theatre. Featuring six theatres with a total of 1,102 seats, this flagship location revolutionizes movie-watching with its immersive 4DX experience. Imagine watching an action-packed Marvel movie with dynamic motion seats and atmospheric effects like mist, smoke, bubbles and scent!

Best for: 4D screening experience
Location: Level 8-11, Langham Place Mall, 8 Argyle Street, Mong Kok
Contact: Website | Instagram | Facebook | +852 2360 0910

Emperor Cinemas iSQUARE — Tsim Sha Tsui

Emperor Cinemas iSQUARE Tsim Sha Tsui best cinema hong kong
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Featuring the largest IMAX With Laser screen in Hong Kong and state-of-the-art projection systems, Emperor Cinemas at Tsim Sha Tsui’s iSQUARE is the ultimate destination to immerse yourself in cinematic splendour. Experience breathtaking visuals and powerful surround sound that envelops you in every moment. Forget popcorn and soda – indulge in delicious gourmet meals and handcrafted cocktails during your movie. VIP guests can luxuriate in the exclusive CORONET house with adjustable leather seats and personalised service. Become a VIP member for year-round discounts, welcome offers, and more rewarding privileges.

Best for: Largest IMAX With Laser screen in Hong Kong
Location: L7, iSQUARE, 63 Nathan Road, Tsim Sha Tsui
Contact: Website | Instagram | Facebook | +852 2522 2996

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Golden Scene Cinema — Kennedy Town

Golden Scene Cinema Kennedy Town best cinema hong kong
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opened in 2021, Golden Scene Cinema remains one of the prime spots for independent films in the city. Featuring four houses and a total of 283 seats, it showcases a curated mix of local productions, international blockbusters, and art films, catering to diverse tastes. Owned by Golden Scene Company Limited, renowned for distributing Hong Kong independent films, the cinema also hosts various specialty movie events, including the Hong Kong Kids International Film Festival (KIFF) and specific director retrospective programmes.

Best for: Local and international independent movies
Location: 2 Catchick Street, Kennedy Town
Contact: Website | Instagram | Facebook | +852 2151 1226

K11 Art House — Tsim Sha Tsui

K11 Art House Tsim Sha Tsui best cinema hong kong
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Aiming to establish itself as a “recreational complex”, K11 Art House introduces a music store, open bar, exhibition space, performance centre, and personalised acquaintance social service, to create a composite consumption scene. With 12 screening houses, including Hong Kong’s inaugural IMAX® laser projection system and 4K laser projection with Dolby sound, this venue offers everything from Hollywood blockbusters to local Cantonese films and restored director’s cuts.

Best for: Swiss Alps-inspired design, open bar
Location: 4F, K11 MUSEA, 18 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui
Contact: Website | Instagram | Facebook | +852 3703 4623

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Lux Theatre — Hung Hom

The Lux Theatre in Hung Hom is a delightful throwback to Hong Kong’s cinema culture of the ’70s. Stepping inside feels like travelling back in time, thanks to its nostalgic decor, including vintage fluorescent lighting and retro tiles. Highlights include an old-style weighing machine and film projectors that add to its historic charm. Tickets must be bought on-site with seat numbers marked by hand, maintaining a charming, old-fashioned ticketing service. Don’t worry, this one-of-a-kind historical cinema screens latest internatioinal and local films.

Best for: Old-fashioned movie theatre experience
Location: 2J Bulkeley Street, Hung Hom
Contact: Instagram | Facebook | +852 2365 7116

M+ Cinema — West Kowloon

M+ Cinema West Kowloon best cinema hong kong
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Nestled within M+ Museum, M+ Cinema is a vibrant destination for visual culture on screen. With three screening houses boasting top-notch projection and sound systems, you won’t find the latest blockbusters here, but carefully selected feature films, documentaries, video art, and restored classics that complement museum exhibitions and spark conversations. On the second Friday of each month, The Grand Stair transforms into “Stair in the dark”, a unique screening and social experience.

Starting from April, M+ Cinema is going to celebrate its second anniversary with a marathon session of Wong Kar-wai’s Love Trilogy: Days of Being Wild (1990), In the Mood for Love (2000), and 2046 (2004).

Best for: Exclusive previews of newly discovered or rarely seen films
Location: M+, 38 Museum Drive, West Kowloon
Contact: Website | Instagram | Facebook | +852 2200 0022

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MOViE MOViE Cityplaza — Quarry Bay

MOViE MOViE Cityplaza Quarry Bay best cinema hong kong
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MOViE MOViE Cityplaza in Tai Koo is more than just a cinema – it’s an art, culture, and lifestyle hub tailored for cinephiles. Managed by Broadway Cinema, this chic theatre screens an eclectic selection of films, from latest releases to classical works. The seven main theatres feature Dolby Atmos or Auromax and 4K laser, while the exclusive VIP house – MM Moments boasts first-class reclining leather seats, and guests can indulge in free-flow refreshments at the private VIP lounge before the film starts. Don’t forget to visit House by Kubrick for speciality coffee and light snacks while browsing through a vast collection of books and artworks.

Best for: MM Moments VIP house experience
Location: 5/F, Cityplaza, 18 Taikoo Shing Road, Tai Koo, Quarry Bay
Contact: Website | Instagram | Facebook | +852 2388 0002

The Metroplex — Kowloon Bay

The Metroplex Kowloon Bay best cinema hong kong
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Heading to The Metroplex at KITEC in Kowloon Bay might not be the easiest, but it’s worth the trip as screenings are often blissfully uncrowded. With nine screens and over 1,100 seats, this deluxe multiplex is equipped with 4K digital projectors and Dolby Surround sound systems for your cinematic delight. Exclusive VIP houses, seating just 20 people each, are perfect for small group private screenings. Beyond blockbuster flicks and indie movies, it’s also a favourite spot for celebrity and movie crew appearances at screenings to mingle with fans.

Best for: Event bookings and private screenings
Location: E-MAX, KITEC, 1 Trademart Drive, Kowloon Bay
Contact: Website | Instagram | Facebook | +852 2360 0910

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