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Baoshan will build China`s largest huge-screen cinema
Baoshan District will build China`s largest huge-screen cinema at a former container dock by the Yangtze River. The ball-shaped Changtan "huge-screen cinema," with a diameter of about 35 meters, will become the third largest in the world after Sydney and Singapore upon its completion in 2019.The screen will be 22.4 meters wide and 12 meters tall.

The cinema can host 380 viewers and will become a cultural landmark of Changtan, or Shanghai Long Island, which is being transformed into an upmarket residential area and tourist attraction.

The cinema will be covered by glass and aluminum to make it look like a large pearl composed of numerous smaller ones. The ball will be surrounded by a commercial complex in the shape of two dolphins.

The cinema will become the third major cultural venue along with two concert halls that have been planned in the area to cover the shortage of major cultural venues in the northern district.

News source:Shanghai Daily

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